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VTNZ have the contract for practical driving tests.


The New Zealand Transport Agency NZTA has a lot of driving resources including the up to date edition of the Road Code and published test guides for both Restricted and Full Licenses, for links see below.

The information is spread around their web site.

NZTA provides online booking for your test, remember to keep scrolling down the page.


You can chose your test site. If you want to book Westgate to sit you test you need to put MASSEY in your location, not AUCKLAND. You will need to book in advance to get the time and day you prefer. Mid morning and school holidays usually means less traffic on Auckland roads.


You can change your booking online with no charge, as long as you give two full working days notice. If you go to a service agency (AA, VTNZ, VINZ) you will be charged a fee for changing bookings. 


Once you have booked your test online, you still need to visit an NZTA agency to complete the test booking procedure, i.e. photo and eyesight check and sign another form, DL1.

Remember to bring your proof of address and Learner license.


It is recommended you do this before the day of your test, so that once you pass the practical test, the Testing Officer can immediately issue your temporary license. The plastic license will arrive in the post around 1 week later.

For more information refer to the NZTA Fact Sheet 45 Learning to Drive, linked below.


FYI, the agencies AA, VINZ and VTNZ are under contract to NZTA to provide office and computer support, theory tests and book practical tests, they do not carry out practical tests.


On the day of your practical driving test, remember to bring you license and you need to provide a car. The car must be road worthy including current WOF, registration, with all lights and wipers working, tyre's checked and clean and tidy interior. If not, your test will be failed and you will have to pay to resit your test.

Restricted License Test Guide (Class1), Version 2, June 2014.


Full License Test Guide (Class 1), Version 2, June 2014.


NZTA Fact Sheet 45, Learning to Drive Getting Your Car License, October 2012.

A little out of date but maybe helpful.


The Official NZTA Online Road Code.

The more homework you do, the better prepared you are for driving practice.


E Drive Solutions Ltd provide an online driver training program.


Provides free NZ road code quizzes. 


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