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Indefinite Disqualifications – Section 65 Assessments
Driving change is part of ADAS community service and is an Impaired Driving program, specifically for those with 2 or more Excess Breath Alcohol charges or convictions

If you would like to apply for a license again and have served the minimum disqualification period of 1 year and 1 day, you must prove to the Transport Agency that you are managing your drug and/or alcohol problems and that you are fit to have your license reinstated.  This is a robust process and involves several steps you will need to complete and pass successfully: 


  • A comprehensive Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) assessment

  • A medical examination and full drug screen

  • Completion of our Driving Change programme 

  • Any other conditions attached to your disqualification or recommended in your AOD/Driving Change assessment.

Please note our Driving Change programme is an 11-week programme (2 hours one evening a week) and there is usually a wait list.

There is a fee payable for Section 65 Assessments, funding may be available from NZTA if you have not received it previously. 


For further enquiries, please contact:
Section 65 Coordinator
021 242 0889 

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