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Getting your car driver licence in New Zealand involves a three-step process. As you progress through the stages you gain a new licence with fewer requirements and more responsibilities. It’s an approach that ensures all fully licensed drivers have the skills and experience to drive safely on our roads.

Your car licence

All about what you can drive and what you need to do to gain your learner, restricted and full car driver licences. You can even book your practical test here online.

Changes to the driver licence tests

On 27 February 2012 new Class 1 (car) restricted and full driver licence tests came into effect. Changes to the Class 6 (motorcycle) licensing system were also introduced at this time. Find out more about these changes and the new tests.

Advanced driving skills courses

Passing a safe driving skills course can reduce the time you have to be on a restricted licence.

The graduated driver licensing system has changed

On 1 August 2011, the minimum age for obtaining class 1 (car) and class 6 (motorcycle) learner licences increased from 15 years to 16 years.


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