We are Catalyst Fuel Refunds, a company created to help Kiwi businesses claim their petrol excise duty refund.

We launched the company in June 2013 as a ‘catalyst for change’, seeing the need for someone to step in, take the bull by the horns and develop a system to support eligible petrol users to get back their hard-earned cash.


  • In December 2014 we were announced the winners of the small-medium category of the HB Chamber of Commerce Business Awards which was a fantastic way to have all our hard work recognised.
  • In August 2015, we were in the top 10 of 424 applicants for the Westpac Business Growth Grant.


Quick Facts:

Over $63 million refunded

Catalyst started back in June 2013 and since then has refunded over $63 million dollars worth of refunds back to NZ businesses.  This is money that they have been able to use as they see best.  Either choosing to put it back into the business or to take a well earned break.

Over 80 million litres processed

To date Catalyst have processed over 80 million litres of petrol refunds through to NZTA.

Specialist team based in Hawke’s Bay

Starting with a small team back in 2013, we quickly grew too big for our premises in Havelock North and the Catalyst team are now based in Hastings.

Why Catalyst?

Catalyst take the hard work out of claiming your petrol refund. Instead of wasting hours on paperwork each quarter, you could be using that time to focus on more important tasks within your business, or taking a hard earned break.

Registration is free

With Catalyst, registration is free and you are not locked into any contracts.   We run a strict no refund, no fee policy.  Our fee will be deducted from your refund meaning there is no up-front cost to you.

It’s quick and easy

We have made it our business to make processing your fuel refund as quick and easy as possible.  We have built a simple to use, no fuss system that does all the hard work for you.  We are trusted and secure and offer free phone support Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm.

Fuel  supplier partnerships

Catalyst have forged strong partnerships with a number of NZ’s largest fuel suppliers.  This means that we are able to streamline processing your petrol refund even further.  Through these partnerships it means we can access all your petrol purchase information on your behalf every quarter, so that you don’t have to lift a finger.

Catalyst makes claiming fuel refunds easy.  The staff are friendly, efficient and make the whole process simple and hassle free

Sam Morrah / Sheep and Beef Farmer

Couldn’t have been simpler, two phone calls and a text… then a deposit in my bank.  
My accountant said it wasn’t worth it, but the refund nearly paid my accountants bill.

William Moylan / Sheep and Cropping

It’s money for jam really, we receive a phone call each quarter, email off our 3 statements and wait for the payment which is always super quick.

Wayne and Kelly Gear / Jim's Mowing and Jim's Tree & Stump Removal

Sign up today

Don’t miss out on another quarter! Register for free online or over the phone on 0800 47 37 27 and find out what you could be owed today.