Information for drivers who are 65 years and older.
‘Senior drivers’ are drivers who are aged 65 or above.
Most senior drivers of cars and motorbikes are very experienced, safe drivers, making them great role models for younger drivers.
Unfortunately, senior drivers can be more easily injured in a crash, so it’s good to be up to date on driving issues, as this helps to keep you safe on the road.
As you age, bodily and sensory changes become more common, so driver licence renewal becomes more frequent from the age of 75.
Renewing your licence
Drivers must renew their driver licence at age 75, 80 and every two years after that.
Once you turn 75 there are a few changes to the process for renewing your driver licence:
- Your new licence will be valid for only two to five years.
- The 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.
- Application form to renew your driver licence PDF 170 KB
- Find a driver licensing agent in your area
Life after driving
If you’re 65 or over, a SuperGold card or the Total Mobility Scheme may help make using public transport easier for you.
Mobility parking stickers are issued by CCS Disability Action in Lower Hutt. Contact CCS on 0800 227 2255 for more information.