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Restricted Work Licences


If you have been charged with DUI Drink Driving or Drug Driving you may be eligible to apply to the Court for a Restricted Work Licence which will allow you to drive strictly for work purposes.

Hollows Boonen Lawyers have a 100% Success Rate for Restricted Work Licence Applications. 

For your application to be successful you must satisfy the Court that without your driver licence you will suffer extreme financial hardship by depriving you of your means of earning a living; and that you are a ‘fit and proper’ person to hold a driver’s licence, having regard to the public generally.

In addition to this test, there are certain eligibility requirements, some of these include:-

  • That your blood alcohol concentration was less than 0.15.
  • That you held a current Open or Provisional Queensland Driver Licence at the time of the offence;
  • That you were not driving for work purposes when you committed the offence (or you were not “engaged in an activity directly connected with your means of earning your livelihood”)
  • That your driver licence has not been suspended or disqualified in the last 5 years (some exemptions apply including a SPER suspension);
  • That without your driver licence you will be deprived of your means of earning a livelihood.

You can make an application for a work licence if you are “self-employed” or an “employee”.

Please note that if you are employed you must have an affidavit from your employer confirming that without your licence you will lose your job. We prepare all documents for you to ensure your application complies with the legislation.

Remember, you only get one chance to apply for a Restricted Work Licence so make sure you have an experienced traffic lawyer prepare your application and appear with you at the hearing.

Breach of Restricted Work Licence

If your Restricted Work Licence Application is successful, you will be given a list of conditions on the ‘Court order’ and permitted to drive solely for work purposes. This means you can’t drive the kids to school or drive with friends or family members in the car (unless they are in the car for work purposes per your Court order). It is important to note that you must have a zero blood alcohol concentration reading while on a Restricted Work Licence.

If you breach your Restricted Work Licence conditions, you will charged and in most cases given a ‘notice to appear’ in Court. The maximum penalty for breaching your restricted work licence conditions is 20 penalty units.

If you still hold the Work Licence at the time of conviction (for breaching your Restricted Work Licence conditions) your work licence will be cancelled upon conviction. You will also be disqualified from holding or obtaining a Queensland driver licence for 3 months (in addition to the remainder of your disqualification period outstanding for your initial drink driving offence for which you sought the work licence for).

Call Hollows Boonen Lawyers to confirm your eligibility and obtain a free quote.

We are on call 24 hours 7days.  If you need a Lawyer, call us any time on 1800 465 569 or 0411 881 030


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