Driver Licence Medicals During COVID-19

Cabinet has agreed to extend all expired licences by up to 6 months, by way of a Rule change.  The amended rules come into force on 15 March 2020.

The change applies to any licences that were due to expire from 1 January 2020 (unless they were otherwise already revoked) and applies for a period for up to 6 months.

Drivers over 75 is can continue to drive using their existing licence, as the term of the licence has been deemed to have been extended until further notice.

You can find a summary of the changes here: https://www.nzta.govt.nz/about-us/coronavirus-disease-covid-19-services-update/frequently-asked-questions/rules-changes-general-faqs/