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Land Transport (Driver Licensing) Rule 1999

Published: | Category: Driver licensing , Land transport rules | Audience: General

This rule specifies the requirements for obtaining and renewing a driver licence or licence endorsement in New Zealand. It also specifies the requirements for driver licensing service providers.

Rule versions

  • The ‘Current rule’ will give you the most up-to-date version of the Rule and any amendments made to it. We recommend this as your reference point if you want to read the most current information.
  • The ‘Original rule and amendments’ will give you the very first version of the rule (as it was when it was first created) as well as links to all amendments made to it over time. We recommend this page as your reference page if you want to research the history of the rule.

Note: Both of these pages will also provide links to the consultation material – such as summary of submissions and FAQs (questions and answers) – for each version and amendment.

Questions and answers

Questions and answers are provided to accompany a new rule or amendment when they are signed. These and other consultation documents on this page have not been updated to take into account any later rule amendments and are retained for historic interest only.

Publication details

  • Author:
  • Published: 3 May 1999
  • Reference: Rule 91001
  • Also known as: Driver Licensing Rule

Current rule

  1. Land Transport (Driver Licensing) Rule 1999 (latest)(external link)
  2. Preface to Consolidation [PDF, 324 KB]
  3. Incorporated by reference

Original rule and amendments

Original rule

  1. (Driver Licensing) Rule 1999(external link)
  2. (Driver Licensing) Amendment 1999 [PDF, 814 KB]

Amendments

2021

  1. (Driver Licensing) Amendment 2021 [PDF, 140 KB]
  2. Summary of submissions from the 2020 consultation [PDF, 522 KB]

2019

  1. (Driver Licensing) Amendment 2019 [PDF, 369 KB]
  2. (Driver Licensing) Amendment 2019 Questions & answers [PDF, 161 KB]
  3. Summary of submissions from the 2018 consultation [PDF, 322 KB]

2017

  1. (Driver Licensing) Amendment 2017(external link)
  2. (Driver Licensing) Amendment 2017 [PDF, 367 KB]
  3. (Driver Licensing) Amendment 2017 Questions & answers

2014

  1. (Driver Licensing) Amendment 2014 [PDF, 331 KB]
  2. (Driver Licensing) Amendment 2014 Questions & answers

2013

  1. (Driver Licensing) Amendment 2013 [PDF, 553 KB]
  2. (Driver Licensing) Amendment 2013 Questions & answers
  3. (Driver Licensing) Amendment (No. 2) 2013 [PDF, 239 KB]

2012

  1. (Driver Licensing) Amendment 2012 [PDF, 240 KB]
  2. (Driver Licensing) Amendment 2012 Questions & answers

2011

  1. (Driver Licensing) Amendment 2011 [PDF, 491 KB]
  2. (Driver Licensing) Amendment 2011 Questions & answers
  3. (Driver Licensing) Amendment (No. 2) 2011 [PDF, 248 KB]

2010

  1. (Driver Licensing) Amendment 2010 [PDF, 230 KB]
  2. (Driver Licensing) Amendment 2010 Questions & answers

2008

  1. (Driver Licensing) Amendment 2008 [PDF, 268 KB]
  2. (Driver Licensing) Amendment 2008 Questions & answers
  3. (Driver Licensing) Amendment (No. 2) 2008 [PDF, 210 KB]
  4. (Driver Licensing) Amendment (No. 2) 2008 Questions & answers

2006

  1. (Driver Licensing) Amendment 2006 [PDF, 8.6 MB]
  2. (Driver Licensing) Amendment 2006 Questions & answers
  3. (Driver Licensing) Amendment (No. 2) 2006 [PDF, 88 KB]
  4. (Driver Licensing) Amendment (No. 2) 2006 Questions & answers