Applying for your learner licence through the AA
Visit your nearest AA Centre, AA Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agent or Rural Mobile Unit.
On 27 February 2012 the driver licence tests changed.
For more information call 0800 822 422 or visit the NZTA website.
- Bring evidence of identity, e.g. passport or full birth certificate
- Bring evidence of your address, e.g. bank statement
- Pay the fee
- Pass an eyesight screening check
- Have your photograph taken
- Book your computerised theory test (please note: we can't accept phone or email bookings for the test)
Learner driver licence test eligibility
You must be 16 years or older and have studied the New Zealand road code. Are you ready to take the test? Try our free online road code quiz to check your knowledge.
After the theory test
If you pass your learner driver licence (computerised) theory test you'll be given a temporary driver licence and you can buy learner L plates (which are available from any AA driver licensing outlet). You can also practice driving with an AA Driving Instructor or a supervisor.
If you don't pass your learner driver licence test, you can re-sit the test an unlimited number of times. You will need to bring proof of identity, complete a new application form and pay the test fee for each test re-sit.
If you have questions about driver licensing rules or restrictions, please call the NZTA Driver Licensing helpline on 0800 822 422.