If you are convicted of a drink or drug driving offence you may ask the court
that convicts you to grant you a restricted licence, commonly known as a
'work' licence. You must apply to the court for this licence before your period of disqualification is imposed.
To be eligible for a restricted licence you must be able to prove to the court that you will not impose a risk on other road users and you need a driver licence to earn your living.
You are not eligible to apply for a restricted licence if:
• You did not hold a open licence in the state you are applying at the time you committed, and were convicted of, the offence
• You were driving a motor vehicle that you were not authorised to drive under your open licence at the time you committed the offence
• When tested, your BAC was 0.15 or greater
• When you committed the offence you were using the vehicle in an activity directly connected with your means of earning a living
• At the time of the offence, you were driving a truck, tractor, specially constructed vehicle, bus, articulated motor vehicle, B-double, road train, taxi, limousine, tow truck, pilot or escort vehicle escorting an oversize vehicle, a vehicle carrying a placard load of dangerous goods or a vehicle being used by a driver trainer to give driver training
• In the past five years, your provisional or open licence has been suspended or cancelled, or you have been disqualified from holding or obtaining a licence
• You have been convicted of drink or drug driving or dangerous driving in the past five years.,
Conditions for restricted licence holders
•Carry your licence and court order at all times when driving. If you are waiting to receive your licence in the mail, you must carry your Driver Licence Receipt
• Comply with the conditions stated on the court order when driving
• Have a zero BAC when driving
You may drive any class of vehicle shown on your driver licence.