How to Get a New Zealand Amateur Radio Licence

To become an amateur radio operator (“ham radio operator”) in New Zealand, you need to obtain:

  • a General Amateur Operator’s Certificate of Competency (GAOC)
  • a callsign issued pursuant to the Regulations.

Many amateur radio clubs offer licensing courses, or you can study using books and online resources.

Regulations (Ministry of Economic Development – Radio Spectrum Management)

Radio Operator Certificate and Callsign Rules (PIB46)

New Zealand Amateur Radio Band Plan recommended by NZART

New Zealand Amateur Radio Licence Study Guide

Information for licensed radio amateurs from other countries visiting New Zealand