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2017/2018 MNZ Licence (1 July 2017 - 30 June 2018)

Licence applications and renewals are now being completed for the 2017/18 season.

We have listed below the licence types that you can apply for; if at any stage you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the MNZ Office either by email or phone 07 8287 852, if all of our lines are busy you will be required to leave a message, we will return your call as quickly as possible it will be the same business day if the message is left before 4.30pm.  Your local Club will also be able to help.

Family discounts apply to family members at the same address re-licencing at the same time, however you must either post, fax or email to us the form as unfortunately applicants use the Family Discounts cannot re-licence using the on-line programme, discounts are 10% for 2 family members, 15% for 3 family members or 20% for 4 or more family members.

CHAMPIONSHIP Licence:  $225 Senior & Junior. $175 Mini Motocross, ATV & Moto Trials. Over 65 years free.

A Championship Licence is required for all members who are competing at a New Zealand, North Island or South Island Championship event and Street Road Race.

CLUB Licence: $125

A Club licence is for members who are competing at all other MNZ events (excluding the above-mentioned events) including support classes at Championship events.

First Time / Welcome Back CLUB Licence: $80 or $50 if 2 One Event Licences (purchased within the last 6 months) are sent in with your application.

To be eligible for this discounted Club Licence you need to be a first time applicant or have not held a MNZ Licence for 3 or more years.  You must complete the New/Welcome Back Application Form - this discount is not available via Online Licencing.

When completing your application the following links may help:
Getting Started in Motorcycle Sport
Manual of Motorcycle Sport - Road
Manual of Motorcycle Sport - Off Road

Special Event Upgrade – for Club Licence holders:

Clubs hosting Championship events (New Zealand, North or South Island Championships) excluding Street Road Race have the ability to provide at their events a Special Event Upgrade Licence.  Notification of this licence being available at events will be made by the host Clubs by way of their entry form.  Conditions of being issued with a Special Event Upgrade Licence are:

  • Fee $50
  • Competitors must indicate at the time of entering that they require a Special Event Upgrade Licence
  • Competitors must have competed in a minimum of:
  • Seniors – 3 previous MNZ permitted events; Junior & Mini 6 previous permitted events in the same discipline that the Special Event Upgrade Licence is being applied for, proof of which will be in their Log Book.
  • Limited to One Special Event Upgrade Licence per licencing year (1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016).

If you wish to compete at a Championship Event using this option check with the organising Club to ensure its availability.

Renewing Your Licence:  To renew your licence please use the on-line system if you are able to MNZ Online Licencing you will need your user name and password, if you have forgotten this or for any reason do not have one please use the following – Request Rider Login  

Alternatively you can download the renewal form – Renewal Form and either post, fax or email this back to us.  If emailing you will need to print the form off, complete and scan a copy back to us – we suggest you do this in black and white otherwise the file size maybe too big.

You must be a member of a MNZ affiliated club before applying for your MNZ Licence.  All MNZ affiliated clubs are listed on our website under each region – look on the front right hand page of our website


If you have any queries regarding what type of licence you require, contact your local club as they will be able to walk you through the process, or alternatively contact the MNZ Office.


We are aware that in some areas the postal service has decreased to three days a week. 

Whilst we try to process licences the day they are received and they are posted out the next working day once they leave the office we cannot control the amount of time that they take to get to you.

This year we are offering a courier service, there is a cost for this service however if you need your licence urgently we would recommend you using this. 

Members Benefits:

Don’t forget our members benefits that you can take advantage of as a MNZ member, we hope that these savings go a little way towards helping you attend events. 

We also remind you that as part of your MNZ Licence you are automatically insured for accidental death ($10,000) this is valid whilst competing at NZ permitted events that require a MNZ Licence (does not apply to One Event Licence Holders or Trail Rides).  All MNZ permitted events are also covered by our extensive insurance package to protect all of those at the event, from Officials through to competitors.

We look forward to having you as a member again for the next season, for what is going to be another great year for Motorcycling.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries.

MNZ Mobile App Update

The MNZ Mobile App testing process is taking longer than anticipated. Testing was undertaken at the Kapi Mana Motorcycle Club Champs which unearthed a few issues that are being resolved by the app developers.

We have more testing to undertake with clubs over the next couple of months. We won’t launch it until we know it’s going to work well for you, so please bear with us while we’re ironing out the bugs.

We’ll keep you updated as it progresses.

Non-Racing Member

Do you want to join MNZ and make use of our members benefits but not race?

Are you wanting to race at a couple of club events per year but no more?

As an associate member you are entitled to vote and can ride at 2 club events.

To become an associate member of MNZ, download this form - Fill it out as an associate licence and you are ready to go.


Mini & Junior Motocross

With the upcoming Mini Motocross Championship events as well as Major Junior Championships we have been fielding an increasing number of enquiries around the requirement of having competed in at least six MNZ permitted Club events prior to competing, for which proof shall be from the riders log book.

Given that many riders have been competing on One Event Licences, via this bulletin we are providing clarification around the requirements of having the six MNZ permitted events noted in the log book.

To make up the required six permitted events, there is allowance for a competitor to use three One Event Licences as proof of events, copies of the One Event Licences must be stapled into the front of the logbook. For the remaining three events there must be entries from MNZ permitted events in the logbook.

Junior Motocross – 250cc 4 Stroke
Recently we have also been fielding enquiries around the age limit for a rider to compete on a 250cc 4 Stroke machine. As per the Championship classes in the MNZ Manual of Motorcycle Sport, a rider must be at least 14 years of age before competing on a 250cc 4 Stroke.

If at any stage you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the MNZ Office; phone 07 828 7852 or