Renew or replace your driver licence
Renewing your driver licence
You need to renew your photo driver licence every ten years, on or before the expiry date. Waka Kotahi NZTA will send you a renewal notice before it expires. Please check and update your current address with them.The back of the licence also shows the issue and expiry date of all classes and endorsements you may hold.
Renewals cannot be done online or by phone. You will need to go to your nearest AA Centre, AA Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agent or Rural Mobile Unit to renew your licence in person. It will take approximately 15 minutes. You'll need to:
Older drivers aged 75+
When you turn 75, you'll need to renew your licence. This licence will be valid for five years and you’ll need a medical certificate each time you renew your licence. In some cases, you may have to sit an on-road test. When you turn 80 your licence will be valid for two years.
Replace a lost or stolen driver licence
Go to your nearest AA Centre, AA Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agent or Rural Mobile Unit to replace your driver licence. This also applies to learner or restricted licence holders who need their licence to show an extended expiry date. You'll need to:
- Bring evidence of identity such as your current driver licence or current New Zealand passport
- Pay the applicable replacement fee
For any questions about driver licensing rules or restrictions, please call the Waka Kotahi NZTA Driver Licensing helpline on 0800 822 422.
If you are an AA Member aged 74 years or older you are eligible for a FREE in-car coaching session with our AA Senior Driver programme!