This factsheet tells you how to get your motorcycle licence. It outlines the three graduated stages, the process to get each stage and any conditions which you must comply with when riding.
This factsheet is for cyclists who share the roads with motor vehicles. If you are a cyclist, then for your own safety, and the safety of other road users, you must follow the road rules for cycle riders, and you must have the right equipment.
This factsheet should be read in conjunction with Factsheet 44a and Factsheet 44b. New Zealand allows the import of 'used' vehicles, provided the vehicle meets applicable standards, safety and emissions requirements. There must also be acceptable proof of ownership and standards compliance. These things are checked in the process known as entry certification. Entry certifiers are...
This factsheet outlines the alcohol interlock programme.
This factsheet explains how to convert an overseas driver licence to a New Zealand driver licence. It outlines what is required and also lists which countries are exempt from sitting the theory and/or practical test.
This publication has been updated to reflect the two changes to the give way rules that came into effect on 25 March 2012. Go to
This factsheet provides information for drivers with disabilities. It gives general advice on some common disabilities and the impact they may have on obtaining or retaining your driver licence.
This factsheet provides information for drivers with diabetes. It gives advice on some of the risks and precautions for diabetic drivers and outlines limitations and conditions which may apply to your licence when you are driving.
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 advises when you need to have a passenger endorsement on your driver licence (eg when driving a bus or taxi) and provides information on how to get one.
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 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 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 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...
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.
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 tells you how to get a licence for a heavy vehicle (eg truck or truck and trailer). It outlines the different vehicle weights covered by each heavy vehicle class and the process to progress to a higher class. It provides helpful information relating to medical and eyesight requirements, advises what you need to bring and where you need to go.
This factsheet explains what is involved in the occupational therapy assessment process. Sometimes you are required to provide a medical certificate as part of your driver licensing application. Your GP may want you to do an occupational therapy assessment to confirm your fitness to drive.
This factsheet is for new residents and visitors to New Zealand who only hold an overseas licence and provides information relating to your eligibility to drive in New Zealand, how to get a New Zealand driver licence, and other information relating to driving in New Zealand.
This factsheet advises when you need to have a forklift endorsement on your driver licence and provides information on how to get one.