Road User Charges (Rates) Regulations 2015

Reprint as at 11 December 2015

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Road User Charges (Rates) Regulations 2015

(LI 2015/87)

Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 11th day of May 2015

Present:
The Right Hon John Key presiding in Council

Note

Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Transport.

Pursuant to section 85 of the Road User Charges Act 2012, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following regulations.

Regulations

1 Title

These regulations are the Road User Charges (Rates) Regulations 2015.

2 Commencement

These regulations come into force on 1 July 2015.

Regulations: confirmed, on 11 December 2015, by section 14 of the Subordinate Legislation (Confirmation and Validation) Act 2015 (2015 No 119).

3 Interpretation

(1)

In these regulations,—

additional weight means,—

(a)

for a single heavy RUC vehicle, the difference between the RUC weight for the vehicle and the permit weight for the vehicle:

(b)

for a combination vehicle, the difference between the maximum allowable mass for the combination vehicle as determined by section 4.5(1) of the VDAM Rule 2002 and the permit weight for the combination vehicle

single large-tyred axle has the same meaning as in Part 2 of the VDAM Rule 2002

twin-tyred axle has the same meaning as in Part 2 of the VDAM Rule 2002.

(2)

In these regulations, the following terms have the same meaning as in regulation 3(1) of the Road User Charges Regulations 2012:

(a)

all-terrain crane:

(b)

axle:

(c)

close:

(d)

combination vehicle:

(e)

leading trailer:

(f)

motor caravan:

(g)

permit weight:

(h)

spaced:

(i)

towing vehicle:

(j)

type H vehicle:

(k)

vintage powered vehicle.

(3)

A reference in any of Schedules 1 to 7 to a type in respect of a RUC vehicle is a reference to the RUC vehicle type number for that vehicle.

(4)

Other terms or expressions used and not defined in these regulations but defined in the Act have, in these regulations, the same meaning as in the Act.

4 Rates of road user charges

(1)

The rates of road user charges for a distance licence for powered RUC vehicles (except a type H vehicle or an all-terrain crane) are the rates specified in Schedule 1.

(2)

The rates of road user charges for a distance licence for all-terrain cranes are the rates specified in Schedule 2.

(3)

The rates of road user charges for a distance licence for unpowered RUC vehicles are the rates specified in Schedule 3.

(4)

The rates of road user charges for a distance licence for type H vehicles are the rates specified in Schedule 4.

(5)

The rates of road user charges for each 1 000 kg of additional weight carried by a powered RUC vehicle (except an all-terrain crane) operating under an additional licence are the rates specified in Schedule 5.

(6)

The rates of road user charges for each 1 000 kg of additional weight carried by an all-terrain crane operating under an additional licence are the rates specified in Schedule 6.

(7)

The rates of road user charges for each 1 000 kg of additional weight carried by a combination vehicle (except an all-terrain crane) operating under an additional licence are the relevant rates specified in Schedule 7.

5 Rates inclusive of GST

The rates of road user charges specified in Schedules 1 to 7 are inclusive of goods and services tax.

6 Revocation

The Road User Charges (Rates) Regulations 2014 (LI 2014/146) are revoked.

Schedule 1 Rates of road user charges for distance licence for powered RUC vehicles (except type H vehicles and all-terrain cranes)

r 4(1)

RUC vehicle type numberDescription of RUC vehicleRUC weight bandRates
($ per
1 000 km, including GST)
1Powered vehicle with 2 axles (except type 2 or type 299 RUC vehicles)RUC weight of not more than 3 500 kg62
RUC weight of more than 3 500 kg but not more than 6 000 kg68
RUC weight of more than 6 000 kg but not more than 9 000 kg138
RUC weight of more than 9 000 kg291
2Powered vehicle with 1 single-tyred spaced axle and 1 twin-tyred spaced axleRUC weight of not more than 6 000 kg66
RUC weight of more than 6 000 kg but not more than 9 000 kg104
RUC weight of more than 9 000 kg but not more than 12 000 kg142
RUC weight of more than 12 000 kg278
311 (Bus)Powered passenger service vehicle with 3 axlesRUC weight of not more than 18 000 kg278
RUC weight of more than 18 000 kg372
6Powered vehicle with 3 axles (except type 308, 309, 311, 399, or 413 RUC vehicles)RUC weight of not more than 12 000 kg90
RUC weight of more than 12 000 kg but not more than 18 000 kg292
RUC weight of more than 18 000 kg391
14Powered vehicle with 4 axles (except type 408, 414, or 499 RUC vehicles)Any RUC weight361
19Powered vehicle with 5 or more axles (except type 599 RUC vehicles)Any RUC weight321
Vintage powered vehicles
402Vintage powered vehicle with 2 axlesRUC weight of more than 12 tonnes182
403Vintage powered vehicle with 3 axlesAny RUC weight160
404Vintage powered vehicle with 4 or more axlesAny RUC weight164
3-axle and 4-axle motor caravans
413Motor caravan with 3 axlesRUC weight of more than 18 000 kg283
414Motor caravan with 4 axlesAny RUC weight246
Towing vehicle part of 8 or 9 axle combination
308Towing vehicle with 3 axles that is part of a combination vehicle with a total of at least 8 axlesAny RUC weight359
309Towing vehicle with 3 axles that is part of a combination vehicle with a total of at least 9 axlesAny RUC weight284
408Towing vehicle with 4 axles that is part of a combination vehicle with a total of at least 8 axlesAny RUC weight333

Schedule 2 Rates of road user charges for distance licence for all-terrain cranes

r 4(2)

RUC vehicle type numberDescription of RUC vehicleRUC weight bandRates
($ per
1 000 km, including GST)
299Self-powered all-terrain crane with 2 axlesAny RUC weight251.00
399Self-powered all-terrain crane with 3 axlesAny RUC weight353.00
499Self-powered all-terrain crane with 4 axlesAny RUC weight328.00
599Self-powered all-terrain crane with 5 axlesAny RUC weight288.00
699Self-powered all-terrain crane with 6 axlesAny RUC weight288.00
799Self-powered all-terrain crane with 7 axlesAny RUC weight288.00

Schedule 3 Rates of road user charges for distance licence for unpowered RUC vehicles

r 4(3)

RUC vehicle type numberDescription of RUC vehicleRUC weight bandRates
($ per
1 000 km, including GST)
24Unpowered vehicle with 1 axleAny RUC weight114
29Unpowered vehicle with 2 twin-tyred, or single large-tyred, close axles (except type 929 RUC vehicle)RUC weight of not more than 10 000 kg37
RUC weight of more than 10 000 kg125
30Unpowered vehicle with 2 twin-tyred spaced axlesRUC weight of not more than 10 000 kg37
RUC weight of more than 10 000 kg211
28Unpowered vehicle with 2 axles (except type 29, 30, or 929 RUC vehicle)RUC weight of not more than 10 000 kg40
RUC weight of more than 10 000 kg257
33Unpowered vehicle with 3 twin-tyred, or single large-tyred, close axles (except type 939 RUC vehicle)Any RUC weight168
37Unpowered vehicle with 3 axles (except type 33 or type 939 RUC vehicle)RUC weight of not more than 10 000 kg37
RUC weight of more than 10 000 kg287
43Unpowered vehicle with 4 axlesAny RUC weight215
951Unpowered vehicle with 5 or more axlesAny RUC weight161
929Leading trailer with 2 twin-tyred, or single large-tyred, close axlesAny RUC weight91
939Leading trailer with 3 twin-tyred, or single large-tyred, close axlesAny RUC weight61

Schedule 4 Rates of road user charges for distance licence for type H vehicles

r 4(4)

Type H vehicle numberDescription of RUC vehicleRates
($ per
1 000 km, including GST)
H01Overweight powered passenger service vehicle with 3 axles, with a permit weight of not more than 25 tonnes488.00
H61Towing vehicle that is part of an overweight combination vehicle consisting of a type 6 RUC vehicle towing a type 33 RUC vehicle with a permit weight of not more than 42 000 kg598.00
H62Towing vehicle that is part of an overweight combination vehicle consisting of a type 6 RUC vehicle towing a type 33 RUC vehicle with a permit weight of not more than 44 000 kg723.00
H71Towing vehicle that is part of an overweight combination vehicle consisting of a type 6 RUC vehicle towing a type 43 RUC vehicle with a permit weight of not more than 48 000 kg594.00
H73Towing vehicle that is part of an overweight combination vehicle consisting of a type 6 RUC vehicle towing a type 43 RUC vehicle with a permit weight of not more than 50 000 kg641.00
H74Towing vehicle that is part of an overweight combination vehicle consisting of a type 6 RUC vehicle towing a type 43 RUC vehicle with a permit weight of not more than 53 000 kg845.00
H77Towing vehicle that is part of an overweight combination vehicle consisting of a type 14 RUC vehicle towing a type 33 RUC vehicle with a permit weight of more than 44 000 kg but not more than 48 000 kg641.00
H81Towing vehicle that is part of an overweight combination vehicle consisting of a type 14 RUC vehicle towing a type 43 RUC vehicle with a permit weight of not more than 48 000 kg410.00
H82Towing vehicle that is part of an overweight combination vehicle consisting of a type 14 RUC vehicle towing a type 43 RUC vehicle with a permit weight of more than 48 000 kg but not more than 53 000 kg593.00
H83Towing vehicle that is part of an overweight combination vehicle consisting of a type 14 RUC vehicle towing a type 43 RUC vehicle with a permit weight of more than 53 000 kg but not more than 58 000 kg850.00
H84Towing vehicle that is part of an overweight combination vehicle consisting of a type 6 RUC vehicle towing a type 939 RUC vehicle and a type 29 RUC vehicle with a permit weight of not more than 48 000 kg425.00
H85Towing vehicle that is part of an overweight combination vehicle consisting of a type 6 RUC vehicle towing a type 939 RUC vehicle and a type 29 RUC vehicle with a permit weight of more than 48 000 kg but not more than 53 000 kg597.00
H75Towing vehicle that is part of an overweight combination vehicle consisting of a type 6 RUC vehicle towing a type 951 RUC vehicle with a permit weight of not more than 48 000 kg451.00
H76Towing vehicle that is part of an overweight combination vehicle consisting of a type 6 RUC vehicle towing a type 951 RUC vehicle with a permit weight of more than 48 000 kg but not more than 53 000 kg623.00
H91Towing vehicle that is part of an overweight combination vehicle consisting of a type 19 RUC vehicle towing a type 43 RUC vehicle with a permit weight of not more than 50 000 kg321.00
H92Towing vehicle that is part of an overweight combination vehicle consisting of a type 19 RUC vehicle towing a type 43 RUC vehicle with a permit weight of more than 50 000 kg but not more than 54 000 kg424.00
H93Towing vehicle that is part of an overweight combination vehicle consisting of a type 19 RUC vehicle towing a type 43 RUC vehicle with a permit weight of more than 54 000 kg but not more than 58 000 kg570.00
H94Towing vehicle that is part of an overweight combination vehicle consisting of a type 14 RUC vehicle towing a type 951 RUC vehicle with a permit weight of not more than 50 000 kg361.00
H95Towing vehicle that is part of an overweight combination vehicle consisting of a type 14 RUC vehicle towing a type 951 RUC vehicle with a permit weight of more than 50 000 kg but not more than 54 000 kg474.00
H96Towing vehicle that is part of an overweight combination vehicle consisting of a type 14 RUC vehicle towing a type 951 RUC vehicle with a permit weight of more than 54 000 kg but not more than 58 000 kg620.00
H97Towing vehicle that is part of an overweight combination vehicle consisting of a type 6 RUC vehicle towing a type 33 RUC vehicle and a type 939 RUC vehicle with a permit weight of not more than 50 000 kg284.00
H98Towing vehicle that is part of an overweight combination vehicle consisting of a type 6 RUC vehicle towing a type 33 RUC vehicle and a type 939 RUC vehicle with a permit weight of more than 50 000 kg but not more than 54 000 kg408.00
H99Towing vehicle that is part of an overweight combination vehicle consisting of a type 6 RUC vehicle towing a type 33 RUC vehicle and a type 939 RUC vehicle with a permit weight of more than 54 000 kg but not more than 58 000 kg554.00
H30Towing vehicle that is part of an overweight combination vehicle consisting of a type 14 RUC vehicle towing a type 929 RUC vehicle and a type 33 RUC vehicle with a permit weight of not more than 50 000 kg259.00
H31Towing vehicle that is part of an overweight combination vehicle consisting of a type 14 RUC vehicle towing a type 929 RUC vehicle and a type 33 RUC vehicle with a permit weight of more than 50 000 kg but not more than 54 000 kg383.00
H32Towing vehicle that is part of an overweight combination vehicle consisting of a type 14 RUC vehicle towing a type 929 RUC vehicle and a type 33 RUC vehicle with a permit weight of more than 54 000 kg but not more than 58 000 kg529.00
H33Towing vehicle that is part of an overweight combination vehicle consisting of a type 14 RUC vehicle towing a type 939 RUC vehicle and a type 29 RUC vehicle with a permit weight of not more than 50 000 kg324.00
H34Towing vehicle that is part of an overweight combination vehicle consisting of a type 14 RUC vehicle towing a type 939 RUC vehicle and a type 29 RUC vehicle with a permit weight of more than 50 000 kg but not more than 54 000 kg448.00
H35Towing vehicle that is part of an overweight combination vehicle consisting of a type 14 RUC vehicle towing a type 939 RUC vehicle and a type 29 RUC vehicle with a permit weight of more than 54 000 kg but not more than 58 000 kg594.00
H11Towing vehicle that is part of an overweight combination vehicle consisting of a type 14 RUC vehicle towing a type 939 RUC vehicle and a type 33 RUC vehicle with a permit weight of not more than 55 000 kg321.00
H12Towing vehicle that is part of an overweight combination vehicle consisting of a type 14 RUC vehicle towing a type 939 RUC vehicle and a type 33 RUC vehicle with a permit weight of more than 55 000 kg but not more than 60 000 kg474.00
H14Towing vehicle that is part of an overweight combination vehicle consisting of a type 6 RUC vehicle towing a type 43 RUC vehicle and a type 33 RUC vehicle with a permit weight of not more than 55 000 kg179.00
H15Towing vehicle that is part of an overweight combination vehicle consisting of a type 6 RUC vehicle towing a type 43 RUC vehicle and a type 33 RUC vehicle with a permit weight of more than 55 000 kg but not more than 60 000 kg332.00
H36Towing vehicle that is part of an overweight combination vehicle consisting of a type 19 RUC vehicle towing a type 951 RUC vehicle with a permit weight of not more than 55 000 kg387.00
H37Towing vehicle that is part of an overweight combination vehicle consisting of a type 19 RUC vehicle towing a type 951 RUC vehicle with a permit weight of more than 55 000 kg but not more than 60 000 kg540.00
H38Towing vehicle that is part of an overweight combination vehicle consisting of a type 19 RUC vehicle towing a type 951 RUC vehicle with a permit weight of more than 60 000 kg but not more than 63 000 kg653.00
H17Towing vehicle that is part of an overweight combination vehicle consisting of a type 14 RUC vehicle towing a type 43 RUC vehicle and a type 33 RUC vehicle with a permit weight of not more than 55 000 kg105.00
H18Towing vehicle that is part of an overweight combination vehicle consisting of a type 14 RUC vehicle towing a type 43 RUC vehicle and a type 33 RUC vehicle with a permit weight of more than 55 000 kg but not more than 60 000 kg211.00
H19Towing vehicle that is part of an overweight combination vehicle consisting of a type 14 RUC vehicle towing a type 43 RUC vehicle and a type 33 RUC vehicle with a permit weight of more than 60 000 kg but not more than 63 000 kg286.00

Schedule 5 Rates of road user charges for additional licence for powered RUC vehicles (except all-terrain cranes)

r 4(5)

Additional weight to be carried (kg)Rates of road user charges ($ per km, including GST)
Type 1Type 2Type 6Type 14Type 19
1 0000.500.750.460.660.43
2 0000.751.000.610.810.51
3 0001.051.300.780.970.62
4 0001.411.660.961.140.72
5 0001.852.081.181.340.84
6 0002.372.561.411.550.97
7 0002.993.121.671.801.11
8 0003.723.761.962.051.26
9 0004.564.492.302.331.43
10 0005.525.322.662.651.61
11 0006.646.263.062.971.80
12 0007.907.303.493.342.01
13 0009.328.473.973.732.23
14 00010.949.784.484.152.47
15 00012.7611.215.054.612.72
16 00014.7712.815.675.092.99
17 00017.0314.566.345.633.29
18 00019.5316.507.076.183.59
19 00022.2918.617.846.793.93
20 00025.3420.928.687.434.28
Each 1 000 kg more than 20 000 kg3.342.510.910.690.37

Schedule 6 Rates of road user charges for additional licence for all-terrain cranes

r 4(6)

Additional weight
to be carried (kg)
Rates of road user charges ($ per km, including GST)
Type 299Type 399Type 499Type 599Type 699Type 799
1 0000.170.200.360.540.760.89
2 0000.270.280.450.620.840.98
3 0000.390.390.550.710.931.07
4 0000.540.500.640.811.041.17
5 0000.700.640.760.911.141.26
6 0000.890.790.881.031.261.38
7 0001.120.951.021.161.381.48
8 0001.391.131.171.281.501.60
9 0001.691.331.331.421.641.72
10 0002.031.551.501.581.771.86
11 0002.421.801.691.731.932.00
12 0002.862.071.901.902.092.14
13 0003.342.362.122.082.262.29
14 0003.902.682.352.282.442.45
15 0004.503.032.602.482.612.61
16 0005.183.412.882.702.812.78
17 0005.923.823.172.933.022.97
18 0006.744.263.483.173.233.16
19 0007.644.753.813.433.473.36
20 0008.635.264.173.713.713.56
Each 1 000 kg more than 20 000 kg1.080.570.370.280.250.22

Schedule 7 Rates of road user charges for additional weight carried by combination vehicles (except all-terrain cranes) operating under additional licence

r 4(7)

Additional weight
to be carried (kg)
Rates of road user charges ($ per km, including GST)
5 axle combination6 axle combination7 axle combination8 axle combination9 axle combination10 axle combination11 axle combination
1 0001.060.590.390.330.020.030.04
2 0001.060.590.390.330.020.030.04
3 0001.060.590.390.330.020.030.04
4 0001.580.800.640.330.020.030.04
5 0001.580.800.640.710.020.030.04
6 0001.581.170.640.710.020.030.04
7 0001.971.170.640.710.200.030.04
8 0001.971.170.960.710.200.030.04
9 0002.451.170.960.710.200.030.04
10 0002.701.621.331.220.200.030.04
11 0002.981.791.331.220.430.030.04
12 0003.271.971.331.220.430.290.04
13 0003.582.161.621.220.430.290.04
14 0003.912.361.781.220.430.290.04
15 0004.272.581.941.600.630.290.04
16 0004.642.812.111.730.710.290.04
17 0005.043.042.301.880.790.490.17
18 0005.453.302.492.030.870.490.17
19 0005.893.562.692.190.960.490.17
20 0006.363.842.912.361.050.570.21
Each 1 000 kg more than 20 000 kg0.490.290.220.180.100.070.05

Michael Webster,
Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These regulations, which come into force on 1 July 2015, prescribe the rates of road user charges payable under the Road User Charges Act 2012 (the Act) for—

  • distance licences for RUC vehicles; and

  • additional weight carried by combination vehicles operating under an additional licence.

These regulations revoke and replace the Road User Charges (Rates) Regulations 2014. The rates prescribed in these regulations have the following effect:

  • the RUC rates for standard distance licences are variously increased by between 4% and 10%:

  • the RUC rates for distance licences for towing vehicles in specified combinations are variously increased by 4% to 6%:

  • the RUC rates for type H vehicles are unchanged, except in the case of types H91 and H94 for which the rates are increased by 4%:

  • the RUC rates for additional licences are increased by 5%.

In addition, RUC rates are specified for 2 new type H vehicles (H77 and H01), and rates are no longer specified for 5 type H vehicles that are no longer needed (H72, H86, H87, H88, and H89).

Under section 85(4)(a) of the Act, the regulations will expire on the close of 31 December 2015 unless they are expressly confirmed by an Act of Parliament passed before that date.

Regulatory impact statement

The Ministry of Transport produced 2 regulatory impact statements on 30 April 2013 (entitled “Increases to petrol excise duty”) and on 23 April 2015 to help inform the decisions taken by the Government relating to the contents of this instrument.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 14 May 2015.

Reprints notes
1 General

This is a reprint of the Road User Charges (Rates) Regulations 2015 that incorporates all the amendments to those regulations as at the date of the last amendment to them.

2 Legal status

Reprints are presumed to correctly state, as at the date of the reprint, the law enacted by the principal enactment and by any amendments to that enactment. Section 18 of the Legislation Act 2012 provides that this reprint, published in electronic form, has the status of an official version under section 17 of that Act. A printed version of the reprint produced directly from this official electronic version also has official status.

3 Editorial and format changes

Editorial and format changes to reprints are made using the powers under sections 24 to 26 of the Legislation Act 2012. See also http://www.pco.parliament.govt.nz/editorial-conventions/.

4 Amendments incorporated in this reprint

Subordinate Legislation (Confirmation and Validation) Act 2015 (2015 No 119): section 14