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Land Transport Rules

Contact Waka Kotahi, NZ Transport Agency to find out more about the land transport rules. 

Land transport rules (Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency)(external link)


Temporary changes to vehicle and driver licensing due to COVID-19 


Extension to WoFs, CoFs, driver licences and vehicle licences

The Government has extended the validity of WoFs, CoFs, driver licences, vehicle licences and endorsements that expired on or before 21 July 2021 through to 30 November 2021.

For more information on the Rule please see the Waka Kotahi website: link).


The government announced temporary changes to extend driver licences and vehicle certification documents due to COVID-19. Most of the changes are set out in a new Rule: Land Transport Rule: COVID-19 Response (No 1) 2020 which can be viewed on the Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency website

Land Transport Rule: COVID-19 Response (No 1) 2020 (external link)

Licenses, WoFs and regos extended under lockdown (Beehive press release)(external link)


Some changes were made through COVID-19—Extension of Duration of Motor Vehicle Licences Amendment Regulations.

Land Transport (Motor Vehicle Registration and Licensing) (COVID-19—Extension of Duration of Motor Vehicle Licences) Amendment Regulations 2020(external link)

For more information see our questions and answers 

Temporary extension of expired vehicle inspection documents during COVID-19 lockdown period.  [PDF, 111 KB]


Maritime and Marine Protection Rules

Contact Maritime NZ to find out more about the maritime and marine protection rules. 

Maritime and marine protection rules(external link)

Aviation rules and regulations

Contact Civil Aviation Authority to find out more. 

Civil Aviation Rules (Civil Aviation Authority)(external link)

Commission regimes 

Two Commission Regimes were issued under section 89 of the Civil Aviation Act 1990.

Civil Aviation (Cargo Agents' Commission Regime) Notice 1983 and the Civil Aviation (Passenger Agents' Commission Regime) Notice 1983  [PDF, 1.1 MB]