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Insurance & Driving Medicals

Driver Medical Certificate required for:​

  • applying for or renewing a heavy vehicle licence (class 2,3,4,5), unless you’ve provided a certificate within the last five years

  • applying for or renewing endorsements for passengers (P), vehicle recovery services (V), driving instruction (I) or testing officer (O) unless you’ve provided a certificate within the last five years

  • you have a medical condition that may affect your ability to drive safely

  • you’re an older driver obtaining or renewing any licence class or endorsement beyond your 75th birthday

Once you turn 75 Years of Age

  • your new licence will be valid for only two to five years

  • the drivers licence renewal fees are lower – because you’re renewing your licence more often

  • you need to present a medical certificate each time you apply

  • if recommended by your doctor, you will have to sit a 30-minute on-road safety test

For more information visit the NZTA here