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Increase in the Petroleum or Engine Fuel Monitoring Levy (PEFML) on 1 July 2023

12.30am 22 June 2023

The PEFML levy increased on 1 July 2023 to 0.72 cents per litre (an increase from the existing rate of 0.65 cents per litre).

The levy applies to petroleum or engine fuel that is specified in the Excise and Excise-equivalent Duties Table as:

  • motor spirit
  • diesel
  • biodiesel
  • ethyl alcohol (under the heading Fuels in Part A or B of the Table).

Read a full list of the tariff items and excise items subject to the levy.

The Gazette Notice that sets out this new levy rate is the Notification of Levy Rates Under the Energy (Petrol, Engine Fuel, and Gas) Levy Regulations 2017 Notice 2023, which was gazetted on 30 May 2023.

Fuel removed from a licensed manufacturing area or imported after midnight on 30 June 2023 will be subject to the new rate.

If you need further information, please contact Customs on