How to get a New Zealand amateur radio licence

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

  • a General Amateur Operator’s Certificate of Competency
  • 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)

PIB 46 Radio Operator Certificate and Callsign Rules

Online study guides

Information for licensed radio amateurs from other countries visiting New Zealand