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Auckland Regional Fuel Tax update

A 10 cent per litre (exclusive of GST) Auckland regional fuel tax has been introduced to help fund some of Auckland’s infrastructure projects. The tax came into effect on 1 July 2018 and applies on all grades of petrol and diesel purchased within the region. We want to ensure our customers understand what's happening.

The Auckland regional boundary

The Auckland regional fuel tax boundary lies past Wellsford and Mangawhai to the North, and past Pukekohe, Waiuku and the Bombay Hills to the South. Visit Auckland Council’s website to see a map of the boundaries. 

Our Z network inside and outside of the boundary

Click here to see our list of Z service stations and truck stops inside and outside of the boundary.

Z website

It’s important to note that Z does not have influence over the introduction of this tax. We have simply applied it to eligible fuel transactions - like we do with all other government imposed taxes, levies and excises - and will be paying it directly to New Zealand Transport Agency, the government body responsible for administrating the tax.

If you want more information on the Auckland Regional Fuel Tax or wish to provide feedback you can check out the Ministry of Transport website 

Frequently asked questions

  • Q: When does this Auckland regional fuel tax come into effect?

    A: The tax came into effect on 1 July 2018.

  • Q: What fuels will the Auckland regional fuel tax apply to?

    A: The tax applies on all grades of petrol and diesel.

  • Q: How much is the fuel tax?

    A: The tax itself is 10 cents per litre. However, as GST is charged on the entire sale price of fuel, this also means an additional GST of 1.5 cents per litre will be applied, making the overall tax increase 11.5 cents per litre.

  • Q: Where is the Auckland regional fuel tax boundary?

    A: The Auckland Regional Fuel Tax boundary lies past Wellsford and Mangawhai to the North, and past Pukekohe, Waiuku and the Bombay Hills to the South. Visit Auckland Council’s website to see an interactive map of the boundaries. To view our Z service stations and truck stops inside and outside of the boundary click here. 

     

  • Q: Will my fuel price change to reflect the new tax?

    A: Yes, tax increases will be passed on as we have done in the past. From Sunday 1 July 2018 your price for petrol and diesel purchased at Z fuelling facilities within the Auckland region, or for diesel delivered by our Mini Tankers or fuel haulage partners will increase by 11.5 cents per litre including GST.

  • Q: If I get fuel delivered to me, how will I know if my delivery points are inside or outside the Auckland regional fuel tax boundary?

    A: We will be able to identify the exact fuel delivery location and if eligible, apply the tax to the fuel delivered.

  • Q: Are there any exemptions?

    A: Yes, we understand the same exclusions as for the Local Authority Fuel Tax, and mechanism for those exclusions, will apply. For example, exemptions could be applied for fuel used in power generation, commercial marine, rail and aviation.

  • Q: What’s the process for submitting a claim for a tax exemption rebate?

    A: As we understand, exemption rebate claims will be managed by the New Zealand Transport Agency through a regulated process, similar to excise tax refunds, with the first rebate period for this tax beginning on 1 October 2018. For details on this rebate process, you’ll need to contact the New Zealand Transport Agency.

  • Q: Can you help me complete a tax exemption rebate claim?

    A: The short answer is no. Submitting a tax exemption rebate claim is your decision and your responsibility. However, we are looking at ways we could enhance the fuel analysis reports we provide you to better assist you with any claims you wish to make.

  • Q: Who will be responsible for administering the tax?

    A: The New Zealand Transport Agency will be the government agency responsible for the implementation of this fuel tax.

  • Q: Who should I speak to for more information?

    A: If you want more information on the Auckland Regional Fuel Tax we suggest getting in touch with the Ministry of Transport.