Driving in New Zealand

Do I need a New Zealand driver’s license?

You can use your overseas or international driver's license for up to 12 months in New Zealand. After a year, you'll need to apply for a New Zealand driver's license. Depending on the country you're from, you'll have to pass an eyesight test and/or a theory and practical test.

For information on applications and the licensing process, you should contact New Zealand Transport Agency (Telephone 0800 822 422) which administers drivers licensing in New Zealand.