Road user charges (RUC)

Anyone using New Zealand’s roads contributes towards their upkeep. Most road users pay levies when they buy fuel. Others, such as drivers of light diesel vehicles and heavy vehicles like trucks, pay through road user charges (RUC).

The RUC rate reduction has ended

The RUC reduction scheme ran between 28 April 2022 and 31 January 2023, and again between 1 March 2023 and 30 June 2023.

From 1 July 2023, standard RUC rates apply.

Temporary road user charges (RUC) reduction scheme