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NZTA Return of Licence Assessment

Individuals sentenced under Section 65 of the Land Transport Act 1998 and wish to have their disqualification removed (as per Section 100 of the Act), can re-apply for their driver licence after serving the mandatory minimum disqualification period. Part of this process  is to undertake a medical assessment for drug and alcohol rehabilitation and RIW Health Ltd is an approved Drug & Alcohol Assessment Centre for the Wellington Region.

Dr Whiteside is an experience Occupational Medical Physician, who will take you through the process for the return of your licence under this criteria and process for approval.

He will assess ‘fitness to drive’ of repeat offenders sentenced for offences involving alcohol and other drugs, and who have a history of such offending.

He will take this opportunity to create a change of thinking and behaviour in identified repeat offenders convicted of offences,

He will identify a framework that will support the process of removing a person’s disqualification from holding or obtaining a driver licence (Section 100 of the Act) to allow people sentenced to reapply for their drivers licence with supporting medical evidence (Blood Tests), assessment and reports to NZTA.

NZTA Heavy Duty Medical Certificates DL9

We are happy  to complete the standard medical assessment which is required by NZTA everytime you apply for, or renew, a heavy driver licence.

  • A Class 2, 3, 4 or 5 driver licence is required to drive heavy motor vehicles.
  • You must have the right class of driver licence for the type and weight of vehicle you want to drive.
  • Some specialised vehicles require the driver to also hold an appropriate endorsement, Factsheet 11, Driver licence classes  explains the vehicle types and weights covered by each class and endorsement. Factsheets are available on our website and from driver licensing agents.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to bring to my appointment?

Your current Drivers Licence

Proof that your eyesight meets the required standard . To do this you can:

  • present a certificate issued by a New Zealand-registered optometrist (this certificate must not be more than 60 days old)
  • present a satisfactory medical certificate issued by a New Zealand-registered medical practitioner (this certificate must not be more than 60 days old and must specifically cover eyesight)
  • pass an eyesight screening check.

(Note: the agents’ eyesight screening machines eliminate the need for many drivers to be tested by an optometrist or medical practitioner. However, if you don’t pass the screening check, then you must provide one of the certificates listed before your new licence can be issued. Some drivers choose to supply a certificate instead of taking a screening check. If you have vision in only one eye, you must present an eye certificate from a doctor or optometrist.)