Traffic and travel updates: visit the Journey Planner website(external link) for more information about the latest road closures affecting the South Island following the recent weather events.
This section sets out the steps involved in getting your driver licence and endorsements, and explains the conditions that may apply.
What you can use as evidence of identity to get or renew a driver licence.
If you want to drive taxis, you'll need to get a passenger endorsement on your driver licence first.
Information to help you prepare for your test, and things you need to do on the day of your test.
The road code is a user-friendly guide to New Zealand's traffic law and safe driving practices. In this section you will find official online rode code versions for car drivers, motorcyclists, heavy vehicle drivers and cyclists. Print versions are available at stationery stores and AA shops.
You have to confirm that you are medically fit each time you apply for, renew or replace your driver licence.
How you can prove that your eyesight meets the required standard for driving.
This page explains the information printed on a photo driver licence card, and the different types of driver licence that are available.
Sometimes you may need to provide confirmation of your licence details or driving history (for example when hiring a motor vehicle or converting to an overseas licence).
There is a wide range of resources available to you if you’re learning to drive, or you want to help someone learn.
You can choose to have DONOR printed on your licence if you want to be an organ donor. This page gives you important information you need to know before making that decision.
Read our frequently asked questions about driver licensing, converting your overseas driver licence, changing the address for your driver licence and more.
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