Getting your car driver licence in New Zealand involves a three-step process. As you progress through the stages you gain a new licence with fewer requirements and more responsibilities. It’s an approach that ensures all fully licensed drivers have the skills and experience to drive safely on our roads.
A learner licence is the first step of the three-stage process to get a driver licence.
A restricted licence is the second step of the three-stage process to get a full driver licence.
This page tells you the process to get your car full licence, and what you need to know about holding a full licence.
You can do an approved driving course once you have got your learner or restricted car licence