This factsheet advises what documents are acceptable as proof of your identity, address and change of name. When you are applying for a licence, renewing your licence or when you want to change the name on your licence you need to provide evidence of your identity and address.
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.
This factsheet explains what you need to do to renew the endorsements on your driver licence. It provides helpful information relating to medical and eyesight requirements, advises what you need to bring and where you need to go.
An introduction programme for drivers of heavy motor vehicles.
This factsheet tells you how to upgrade from your old paper licence to a Photographic Driver Licence. It explains the process to get your new licence and advises what you need to bring and where you need to go.
VTNZ conduct practical driver tests on behalf of the NZ Transport Agency. If you would like to dispute a test result or complain about a testing officer employed by VTNZ, you can complete this form and send it to the contact details listed on the form and we will investigate the matter further. Alternatively you can complain directly to VTNZ by
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 outlines some of the traffic enforcement measures used to help make our roads safer. It explains demerit points, licence suspensions, disqualifications, and how to reinstate your licence after your suspension or disqualification ends
This factsheet explains what older drivers need to do to renew their driver licence. It provides helpful information outlining medical requirements and when you may need to do a practical driving test, advises what you need to bring for your renewal and where you need to go.
Please note: Factsheet 57 replaces the Renewing your driver licence at age 75 and over...
This factsheet relates to obtaining an endorsement to become a driver testing officer.
This factsheet relates to obtaining an endorsement to become a driving instructor.
This factsheet explains when your licence can be suspended, the impact on your eligibility to drive and what you need to do when the suspension has ended. If you are caught committing a serious driving offence, the Police can suspend your licence at the roadside.
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 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 safe recommendations for drivers and provides information relating to vision checks when applying for or renewing your licence. Good vision is essential for road safety.
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 outlines the alcohol interlock programme.
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 lists the requirements for importing a left-hand drive vehicle into New Zealand.
This factsheet lists the requirements for importing a category A special interest left-hand drive light vehicle into New Zealand.