New Zealand Consulate-General Noumea, New Caledonia
Driving in New Zealand
Visitors and new residents must now have a driver licence that is current and valid. Non-English licence holders must carry an accurate translation or an International Driving Permit (IDP) with them. Translations are accepted from one of the following:
- a diplomatic representative of the country that issued the licence (ie) for French licence holders, the Embassy of France in Wellington;
- the authority that issued the licence;
- a recognised translation service. A current overseas driver licence (with translation or IDP, where applicable) is valid for use in New Zealand for multiple periods of up to 12 continuous months.