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Factsheet index

The NZ Transport Agency's factsheets provide information on transport safety, standards and processes.

All our factsheets are available on this website and can be printed directly from the site.

Many of our factsheets are also available from the Transport Agency's agents and regional offices in a printed format. (These are indicated with an asterisk* in the list below.)

Factsheet list by category

Read a list of factsheets sorted by factsheet number.

Driver licensing

No. Title Date  
45 Learning to drive: getting your car licence Jul 2015 *
20 Identification for driver licensing May 2017 *
66 Driver licensing courses for driver licences and endorsements Oct 2017 *
54 Upgrading driver licences from paper to photo May 2017  
28 Learning to ride: getting your motorcycle licence Feb 2018 *
70 Heavy vehicle driver licences Jan 2015 *
56 New residents and visitors: driving in New Zealand Dec 2014 *
65 Overseas travel by New Zealand driver licence holders Dec 2014 *
72 Overseas driver licences: converting to a New Zealand licence Nov 2017 *
57 Older drivers: licence renewal Dec 2014 *
11 Driver licence classes Mar 2015 *
Also see our occupational driving factsheets, which cover driver licence endorsements.

Vehicle registration | licensing

No. Title
Date
 
49 Vehicle licensing
Jun 2018
*
9 Vehicle registration
Jun 2018
*
27 Vehicles exempt from registration and licensing
Mar 2018
*
19 All-terrain vehicles: registration, licensing and safety
Sept 2013
*
6 VINS: vehicle identification numbers
Nov 2014
 
74 Vehicle registration cancellation Oct 2012 *

Charges and duties

No. Title Date  
38 Road user charges: light vehicles Oct 2017 *
14 Excise duty: who can get refunds, and how Dec 2012 *

Occupational driving

No. Title Date  
2 Work time and logbooks Oct 2017 *
15 Passenger service vehicles Oct 2017 *
21 Small passenger services: Rights and responsibilities Oct 2017 *
47 Transport service licences Jan 2018 *
18 Volunteer drivers and exempt passenger services Oct 2017 *
42 P endorsements for carrying passengers Oct 2017 *
46 V endorsements for vehicle recovery services Oct 2017 *
37 D endorsements for carrying dangerous goods Oct 2017 *
10 F endorsements for driving forklifts Feb 2018 *
40 R, T and W endorsements for special-type vehicles Dec 2014 *
5 I endorsements: how to become a driving instructor Oct 2017  
48 O endorsements: how to become a testing officer Oct 2017  
61 Renewing driver licence endorsements Oct 2017 *
66 Driver licensing courses for licence classes and endorsements Oct 2017 *
78 Passenger services: Licences and requirements Oct 2017  
79 SPS amendments: What are the changes to small passenger services? Oct 2017  

Buying and selling

No. Title Date  
41 Buying and selling: your legal obligations  Sep 2015 *

Road user safety

No. Title
Date
 
7 Child restraints
Apr 2016
*
30 Safety belts and airbags
Feb 2005
*
26 Kea crossings: School crossing points
Aug 2014
 

Driver safety

No. Title
Date
 
24 Fatigue: Staying alert while you're driving
Jun 2005
*
34 Sharing the road with trucks and oversize vehicles
Feb 2005
 
33 Speed: how to use speed limits safely
Mar 2009
 
52 Flush medians
Jan 2006
 

Medical

No. Title Date  
31 Disabilities and driving Nov 2013 *
16 Diabetes and driving Nov 2013 *
25 Vision and driving Dec 2014 *
23 Dementia and driving Jan 2009 *
17 Epilepsy/seizures and driving Mar 2012 *
36 Head injuries and driving Apr 2009 *
51 OT assessments: occupational therapists and driver licensing Feb 2018 *

Vehicle safety

No. Title Date  
75 A-frame towing Nov 2013  
43 Mopeds: road rules and equipment
Dec 2017
*
73 Vehicle lighting: how to install and use lights safely
Jul 2008
 
39 Vehicle windows, wipers and mirrors
Sept 2010
 
22 Bullbars
May 2003
 

Cycles

No. Title
Date
 
1 Cycles: road rules and equipment
Feb 2014
*

Enforcement

No. Title Date  
58 Alcohol interlocks Jul 2018 *
55 Driving offences and penalties: disqualifications and suspensions
Jul 2018
*
50 Limited licences (external link)
May 2017
*
62 Roadside licence suspension
Dec 2014
 
63 Impoundment of your vehicle at the roadside
Feb 2018
 

Importing vehicles

No. Title Date  
44 Importing a motor vehicle Nov 2014 *
44a Immigrants' vehicles Nov 2014 *
44b Special interest vehicles Nov 2014 *
12 Importing a left-hand-drive vehicle Nov 2014 *
12a Category A special interest left-hand drive light vehicles Nov 2014 *
35 Importing a vehicle temporarily Nov 2014 *
For detailed information on the requirements for importing different types of vehicle from different countries, see Importing a vehicle.

Vehicle dimensions and mass

No. Title Date  
13 Vehicle dimensions and mass - guide to factsheet 13 series May 2017 *
13a Heavy rigid vehicles Feb 2017 *
13b Light rigid vehicles May 2017 *
13c Heavy trailers and combination vehicles:
full, semi, simple, pole, A- and B-train
May 2017 *
13d Trailers: light simple trailers Feb 2017 *
13e Static roll thresholds Feb 2017 *
13f Heavy buses Feb 2017 *
13g High productivity motor vehicles Feb 2017 *
13h Specialist vehicles Feb 2017 *
53a Overdimension vehicles and loads Feb 2017 *
53b Roles, responsibilities and permit requirements for overdimension loads Feb 2017 *

Transporting dangerous goods

No. Title
Date
 
64 Transporting dangerous goods
May 2017
*
69 Dangerous goods transported for domestic or recreational use
Jun 2015
*
67 Dangerous goods carried by transport service operators or for direct reward
May 2017
*
68 Dangerous goods transported as tools-of-trade
Jun 2015
*
See also Factsheet 37 D endorsement for carrying dangerous goods.

* Available in a printed format at your nearest NZ Transport Agency agent.

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