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Motorcycle Safety levy and strategy

We’re investing the Motorcycle Safety levy through the NZ Motorcycle Safety Strategy. This is about taking an evidence-led approach to investing in things that help protect riders.

Collecting the Motorcycle Safety levy

The Motorcycle Safety levy is part of the Motor Vehicle levy paid per motorcycle registered. The Motor Vehicle levy funds cover for people injured on public roads involving a moving vehicle. The levy rate is set through regulations. It is currently $25 per registration (reduced in 2016 from $30) and is payable per vehicle rather than per person. It equates to approximately $1.8 million per year.

Find out how we calculate and use your motorcycle levies

The Motorcycle Safety Strategy (MSS)

We’re investing the Motorcycle Safety levy through the NZ Motorcycle Safety Strategy.

The goal is to enable motorcycle riders to enjoy more kilometres on their bikes, uninterrupted by accidents than any other comparable country in the world.

Read more about the focus areas and outcome of the strategy

The Motorcycle Advisory Council (MSAC)

The Motorcycle Safety Advisory Council (MSAC) was established in 2010 by the then Minister for ACC. MSAC exists to provide independent assurance to the Minister of ACC (or Associate Minister) that we’re investing the MSL effectively against the Motorcycle Safety Strategy.

MSAC has up to eight members, including a Chair and Deputy Chair appointed by the Minister for ACC.

MSAC’s assurance role requires them to provide the Minister with confidence that ACC:

  • has a robust, evidence-based strategy in place to reduce the volume and severity of motorcycle injuries
  • captures and integrates the voice of motorcyclists into the Motorcycle Safety Strategy and programmes we deliver
  • fully invests the MSL and provides transparency about the benefit of investments to the motorcycle community
  • tracks the performance of the strategy and its programmes, and if there are reductions in the volume and severity of motorcycle injuries
  • has processes and systems in place to ensure government agents work together to reduce the volume and severity of motorcycle injuries.