You can pay your RUC at your local AA centre.
You can also pay your RUC online or at the following locations:
If you need help, call the RUC Contact Centre on 0800 655 644.
The RUC a vehicle pays varies depending on the type of vehicle it is and its weight. Heavier vehicles pay higher rates of RUC. The rate for a light diesel vehicle is $48 per 1000km (incl GST). This means a motorist driving the average distance of 12,000km per year would pay $576 in RUC annually. By comparison, the owner of a medium-sized petrol car consuming 10 litres per 100km would pay $606 in petrol excise (excluding ACC) over the same mileage.
The AA wants changes made to the RUC system so that diesel vehicles are contributing their fair share towards maintaining the roads and ensuring lighter diesel vehicles pay less in comparison to heavier vehicles, due to the difference in damage to the road that they do.
Comprehensive information about all other aspects of RUC, including exemptions, types of licenses, distance recorders and assessments, is available on the NZ Transport Agency website.