To become a fully licensed motorcyclist in New Zealand you need to pass through the three stages of the graduated driver licensing system:
To pass from one stage to the next, you need to fulfil the requirements of the previous stage. This section outlines how to get each stage of your motorcycle licence.
|Type of application/test||Amount|
|Basic handling skills test||¹|
|Learner licence application||$48.20|
|Learner licence theory test||$45.70|
|Restricted licence application||$48.20|
|Restricted licence practical test||$86.60²|
|Full licence application||$49.60|
|Full licence practical test||$59.90³|
All fees include GST and are non refundable.
*Note: These amounts don't include fees for re-sitting tests if you fail the first time. If you need to re-sit a test you will need to pay another test fee, but you won't be charged another application fee.
If you want to change or cancel your test, you will have to pay a further fee.
You must carry your driver licence with you at all times when riding. You are required by law to show your driver licence to an enforcement officer on request.
Last updated: 9 July 2014