Eligibility

A member’s travel is eligible for the allowance if the member:

  • is not provided with a motor vehicle by the local authority,
  • is travelling in a private vehicle,
  • is on local authority business, and
  • is taking the most direct route that is reasonable in the circumstances.

Allowance payable

The allowance payable to a member for eligible travel in the determination term is based on vehicle type.

The vehicle kilometre allowance is based on the kilometre rates for self-employed people and employees published by Inland Revenue on its website for the 2020/21 income year.

Petrol or diesel vehicles

The allowance for a petrol or diesel vehicle is 79 cents per kilometre for the first 14,000 kilometres, and 27 cents per kilometre after.

Hybrid petrol vehicles

The allowance for a hybrid petrol vehicle is 79 cents per kilometre for the first 14,000 kilometres, and 16 cents per kilometre after.

Electric vehicles

The allowance for an electric vehicle is 79 cents per kilometre for the first 14,000 kilometres, and 9 cents per kilometre after.