The NZ Transport Agency's (NZTA) factsheets provide information on transport safety, standards and processes.
All our factsheets are available on this web site and can be printed directly from the site.
Many of our factsheets are also available from the NZTA's agents and regional offices in a...
This factsheet provides general information about vehicle licensing; what it is, how much it costs; how to licence a vehicle and Q & As.
This factsheet lists the requirements for importing a category A special interest left-hand drive light vehicle into New Zealand.
This factsheet provides an explanation on what reregistration is, when a vehicle needs to be re-registered and the process of re-registration.
This factsheet provides information about vehicle identification numbers. A VIN is a unique, 17-character number, which is assigned and attached to a motor vehicle. VINs are a security feature, as they help to combat fraud, and are the main way vehicles are identified for administrative purposes.
This factsheet is for people who have been disqualified or suspended from driving. It explains what happens when your licence is suspended or disqualified; limited licences (who can get one and how to apply); and how to get your licence back once your suspension or disqualification has ended.
This factsheet provides information on a person’s legal obligations with regard to the sale and acquisition of a vehicle.
This factsheet tells you how to get your car licence which allows you to drive a light vehicle (up to 4500 kg). Cars, vans and utes are light vehicles. It outlines the three graduated stages, the process to get each stage and any conditions which you must comply with when driving.
This factsheet provides information for New Zealand licence holders travelling or intending to travel overseas. It provides helpful advice on your entitlement to drive overseas; renewing or replacing your New Zealand driver licence while overseas and your entitlement to drive in New Zealand when you return if your New Zealand licence has expired while you were overseas.
This factsheet advises when you need to have a dangerous goods endorsement on your driver licence and provides information on how to get one.
This factsheet relates to driver licensing courses for licence classes and endorsements.
This factsheet provides general information about cancelling a vehicle's registration; when a vehicle's registration may be cancelled, by whom; how to go about cancelling a vehicle's registration and Q & As.
This factsheet outlines some traffic enforcement measures used to help make our roads safer. It explains driving penalties, including fines and being disqualified or suspended from driving, and gives you an overview of roadside driver licence suspensions and vehicle impoundment.
Help a friend or relative stay mobile - safely. This booklet highlights some ways you can help the older driver in your life to stay mobile safely.
This factsheet outlines the alcohol interlock programme.
This factsheet is a general overview of what information parents and care givers need to know when children travel in a vehicle. This includes what the legal requirements are for restraining children in a vehicle, as well as what information you need to know when renting or purchasing (new and used) child restraints, and the fitting of child restraints into a vehicle.
This guide contains detailed advice on loading and towing practices to keep you within the law and protect you, your goods and others on the road.
This factsheet outlines what vehicles are covered by each class of licence. It also advises what classes and/or endorsements you need to have to drive a particular type of vehicle (eg trailers, traction engines and tractors.
If you currently use a mobility scooter or power chair or are considering using one in the future - this booklet is for you.
This factsheet provides information for drivers with epilepsy or drivers who have had seizures. It gives advice on some of the risks and precautions and outlines limitations and conditions which may apply to your licence when you are driving.