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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.

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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.

Practical driver licence tests

You will need to complete a practical driving test to get your Class 1 (car) restricted or full licence. Find out more about the tests.

Advanced driving skills courses

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


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