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Motorcycle Safety levy

Keeping motorcycle riders safe on New Zealand roads is one of ACC’s key priorities. Find out how we calculate and use your Motorcycle Safety levy.

What levies motorcyclists pay

Motorcyclists pay the Motor Vehicle levy in two different ways:

  • petrol at the pump – currently at 6 cents per litre
  • $25 as part of your vehicle license (rego) fee.

The $25 part of your rego goes into initiatives that will help improve safety for motorcyclists. 

The Motorcycle Safety Advisory Committee (MSAC) makes sure the Motorcycle Safety levy is invested in initiatives that will make riding on our roads safer. They’re working with us, NZTA and NZ Police to implement them.

Rates for mopeds, scooters and motorcycles

The current moped, scooter and motorcycle rego fee levy rates are:

Vehicle classPetrolNon-Petrol
Mopeds and scooters $124.33  $151.14
Motorcycles (600cc or less) $322.91  $349.72
Motorcycles (over 600cc) $422.18 $448.99

NZTA vehicle fees and ways to pay

Understanding motorcycle levies

 Each year:

  • ACC spends about $114m on treatment and support for motorcyclists injured on our roads
  • motorcyclists pay $27 million in levies
  • other motor vehicle owners pay $87 million to cover the rest of the cost of motorcycle accidents.

If motorcyclists paid the true cost of motorcycle injuries, it would be $1,419.

Infographic explaining the Motorcycle Safety levy

What your levies pay for

How we set levies

We want to make your levies as fair as possible. We review levies once every two years and make changes to reflect this. Everyone has the chance to give feedback on the proposed changes we’re thinking of introducing. 

The levy setting process 

Have your say on the levies you pay