Renewing your driver licence at 75+

From age 75 you'll be legally classed as an older driver. At age 75, 80, and every two years after, you'll need to get a medical certificate to renew your driver's licence.

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To renew your licence after your 75th birthday you should visit your doctor to get a medical certificate. This is part of the renewal process to ensure you are able to continue to drive safely.

When renewing your licence after age 75, your health and vision will need to be regularly checked. This is both for your own safety and the safety of other road users.

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During your appointment, your doctor will discuss your present state of health and test your eyesight. They will then recommend whether you are either:

  1. Medically fit to drive
  2. Medically fit to drive with conditions (e.g. correcting lenses, time-of-day restriction, distance restriction)
  3. Medically fit to drive subject to an On-Road Safety Test
  4. To be referred to a specialist for further assessment (e.g. optometrist or occupational therapist)
  5. Not medically fit to drive. If this is the case your doctor must advise Waka Kotahi NZTA and your licence will expire on your next birthday

More information about renewing your licence at 75+

The licence renewal application process

You can apply to renew you licence at an AA Driver Licensing Agent. You will need to

  • Complete the driver licence application form, available online or at the counter at AA Driver Licensing Agents

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  • Bring a current medical certificate issued by your doctor within the last 60 days
  • Bring your current photo driver licence or other evidence of identity

Accepted evidence of identity

  • Pay the applicable licence renewal fee

Licence renewal fees

Once your application is complete, you’ll receive a temporary licence which is valid for 21 days. Keep this on you whenever you’re driving until your new driver licence arrives in the mail (within two to three weeks).

We can help you prepare for an On-Road Safety Test, and to brush up your driving skills before you have an appointment with an Occupational Therapist for a further assessment.

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