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