Petrol Excise Refund

You are entitled to an excise duty refund of $0.64105 cents/litre.

Contact NZIFDA

NZ Industrial Fuel Duty Agency



07 280 7535


Technical Support

07 280 7532 


Email Support


Document Faxline

07 280 7536


Document Drop-in Centre

Level 1, 63 Kent St, Frankton, Hamilton


Document Mailing Address

PO Box 5791, Frankton, Hamilton 3242

How do I claim a refund through NZIFDA?

To get a refund of fuel excise duty you need to apply for an account with NZIFDA.

You can lodge a claim within three months of the close of a quarter (quarters close 31 March, 30 June, 30 September and 31 December).

  • If your claim isn't lodged within this time frame, but is lodged within two years of the close of a quarter, then the refund is reduced by 10 percent.
  • Any claim made later than two years from the close of any quarter won't be accepted unless the NZTA is satisfied that special circumstances exist.

NZTA pays your refund (less NZIFDA fees) directly to you. Claims are paid by direct credit to a nominated bank account and a summary payment advice from NZTA, together with an NZIFDA statement, is sent to you by email directly from NZTA.