If your driver’s licence, or vehicle’s WOF, COF or registration fell due during lockdown, you have until the end of November to pay.
Transport Minister Michael Wood announced that any of these that expired on or after July 21, 2021 would now be valid until November 30, 2021.
The extension won’t officially be in force until next Wednesday, but in a press release Minister Wood says he wants to provide certainty to the public and industry.
“Lockdown is stressful. People shouldn’t have to worry about getting fined for having a recently expired WOF if driving to access essential services or as an essential worker,” he says. “It’s still the driver’s responsibility to keep their vehicle roadworthy.”
Any licence suspensions and disqualifications will also continue to apply, the Minister said.
Driver licensing and testing facilities will open under Alert Level 2. People with tests already booked will be rescheduled to the earliest possible test once services resume.
“I’ve asked officials to look into how we can make temporary extensions more quickly in the future, so we can swiftly provide certainly if any further lockdowns are required.”