Drivers Licence

A drivers licence is obtained from the Cook Islands police department not the Ministry of Transport. Below is some information on the road rules and how to obtain a drivers licence in the Cook Islands

The standard left-hand rule applies to driving in the Cook Islands. The maximum speed limit in the main township is 30 km/h and in villages around the rest of the island is 50km/h.

Visitors (over 16) from Australia, New Zealand, US, Canada, UK and the EU can now drive in the Cook Islands for up to six months using their full overseas license; provided it does not expire, is revoked, suspended or disqualified in that time.  On an overseas license, you will only be allowed to drive the class of motor vehicle that you are entitled to drive in your home country.


Police station in Rarotonga