New Zealand Transport Agency

The New Zealand Automobile Association (AA) has a long standing contractual and partnership relationship with NZ Transport Agency for both the range of vehicle and driver licensing services and working together on behalf of motorists.

Licensing and registration services

Driver licensing

AA has a NZ-wide network made up of AA Centres, AA Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agents plus rural communities serviced by three Rural Mobile Units from Kaitaia through to Invercargill. Learner licence, restricted licence, full licence, licence, renewals and replacements, overseas conversions and International driving permits are just some of the full range of the NZ Transport Agency Driver Licensing transactions processed by the AA.

Each year AA processes more than 1,000,000 driver licensing transactions and regularly processes 80% - 82% of all driver licensing transactions in New Zealand each month. In May 2010, AA processed its 12,500,000th driver licensing transaction.

Vehicle licensing

Provided by a network of AA Testing Stations, AA Centres and AA Licensing Agents right across New Zealand. Changes of Ownership, Re-Licensing (Rego's), New Licence Plates, Road User Charges are just some of the full range of the tansactions processed by the AA.

Vehicle Entry Compliance

Vehicle Entry Compliance is conducted at AA sites throughout New Zealand. This service is for imported used motor vehicles prior to being registered for on road use in New Zealand. The inspection consists of a documentation check to ensure that the vehicle was built to acceptable standards and a thorough examination to ensure that the vehicle is still safe. Some systems on the vehicle, such as brakes and structure, are subjected to an invasive inspection, and an exhaust emission tailpipe test is also conducted.

Warrant of Fitness (WoF)

These services are provided from a network of AA Testing Stations and AA Vehicle Inspection Centres from Auckland to Invercargill. The Warrant of Fitness (WoF) is a periodic safety inspection prescribed by the Ministry of Transport for all light vehicles e.g. cars, vans and motorcycles.

Certificate of Fitness (CoF-A)

These services are provided from a network of AA Testing Stations and AA Vehicle Inspection Centres from Auckland to Invercargill. The Certificate of Fitness (CoFA) is a periodic safety inspection prescribed by the Ministry of Transport for all light passenger service vehicles e.g. taxis and rental vehicles.

Certificate of Fitness (CoF-B)

These services are provided from our AA Testing Stations at Hornby, Christchurch and New Plymouth. The Certificate of Fitness (CoFB) is a periodic safety inspection prescribed by the Ministry of Transport for all heavy vehicles e.g. vehicles over 3.5 tonnes.

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