New Zealand driver licences

We can help with all your driver licensing needs.

The AA is contracted to the NZ Transport Agency to provide driver licensing products and services in New Zealand. We can also help you apply for an International Driver Permit if you need to drive overseas.

Driver licences

Your New Zealand photo driver licence card verifies who you are, the vehicles you're qualified to drive and any conditions you're required to meet when driving.

Your photo driver licence is your official legal permission to drive on New Zealand roads. You must drive within all the conditions listed on your licence.

You must be at least 16 years old before you can apply for a learner licence. Find out how you can apply for your learner licence through the AA.

Once you have held your learner licences for 6 months, you can apply for your restricted licence. Find out how you can apply for your restricted licence through the AA.

If you have completed an approved defensive driving course, you can get your full licence once you are 17 and a half. If you haven't completed one, then you must be 18. Find out how you can apply for your full through the AA.

If your driver licence is lost or stolen, organise a replacement through the AA. Or if your licence is up for renewal, the AA can help you with that too.

Need to drive while overseas? International Driving Permits are internationally recognised and allow you to drive overseas. Get yours online from the AA.

If you're planning to stay in New Zealand a while, find out how to convert your overseas licence to a New Zealand licence