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Learning to drive: getting your car licence (Factsheet 45)

Published: | Category: Driver licensing , Factsheets | Audience: Motorists

This factsheet tells you how to get your car licence which allows you to drive a light vehicle (up to 4500 kg), such as cars, vans and utes. It outlines the three stages of the licensing process and any conditions which you must comply with when driving. View this content in our driver licence section

Learning to ride: getting your motorcycle licence (Factsheet 28)

Published: | Category: Driver licensing , Factsheets | Audience: Motorcyclists

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. View this content in our driver licence section

Upgrading driver licences from paper to photo (Factsheet 54)

Published: | Category: Driver licensing , Factsheets | Audience: Motorists

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. View this content in our driver licence section

Older drivers: licence renewal (Factsheet 57)

Published: | Category: Driver licensing , Factsheets | Audience: Motorists

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 brochure for older drivers. All of the information from the brochure can now be found in Factsheet 57. Also view this information in our driver licence section

Driver licence classes (Factsheet 11)

Published: | Category: Driver licensing , Factsheets | Audience: Motorists

This factsheet outlines the vehicles 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. Also see this information in our driver licence section

Heavy vehicle driver licences (Factsheet 70)

Published: | Category: Driver licensing , Factsheets | Audience: Heavy vehicle operators

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. View this content in our driver licence section

Extension of overseas driver licences (Factsheet 81)

Published: | Category: Driver licensing , Factsheets

Due to the closure of international borders as a result of COVID-19, many people on overseas licences are unable to leave New Zealand and are fast approaching the end of their 12-month period of being able to drive on their overseas licence. Because of this, the rules around the eligibility period for driving in New Zealand on an overseas driver licence have been temporarily changed. The temporary extended period for driving on an overseas licence is up to a maximum of 24 months after arrival and will expire on 31 March 2022. At that time the eligibility period will then revert to 12 months. Read this information in our driver licensing section

Overseas driver licences: converting to a New Zealand licence (Factsheet 72)

Published: | Category: Driver licensing , Factsheets | Audience: Visitors & new residents

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. View this information in our driver licence section

New residents and visitors – driving in New Zealand (Factsheet 56)

Published: | Category: Driver licensing , Factsheets | Audience: Visitors & new residents

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. View this information in our driver licence section

Due to the closure of international borders as a result of COVID-19, many people on overseas licences are unable to leave New Zealand and are fast approaching the end of their 12-month period of being able to drive on their overseas licence. Because of this, the rules around the eligibility period for driving in New Zealand on an overseas driver licence have been temporarily changed. The temporary extended period for driving on an overseas licence is up to a maximum of 24 months after arrival and will expire on 31 March 2022.

Identification for driver licensing (Factsheet 20)

Published: | Category: Driver licensing , Factsheets | Audience: Motorists

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. View this content in our driver licence section