What should I do if I cannot find my driver licence?

What should I do if I cannot find my driver licence?

You must carry your driver licence with you at all times when driving. Drivers are required by law to produce their driver licence to an officer on request.

By acting promptly to replace or renew your lost or stolen licence you’ll reduce the opportunity for it to be used in identity crime.

Contact the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) phone 0800 822 422 or visit their website’s section on driver licensing(link is external).

You can also report lost property online.


Important: Use Google Chrome or the latest version of Safari to complete this report.

When using a tablet or smartphone to access the online reporting tool, a Wi-Fi connection may provide the best performance.

If you are using the online tool for the first time, and experiencing a loading issue, we suggest that you refresh.


Or you can visit your local police station and complete a lost property report in person.

When you report lost property to Police you will receive a Police Acknowledgement Form (PAF) with a reference number.