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Applying to get your licence back

If your driver’s licence has been cancelled, an application to the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria or VicRoads may need to be made to get it back.    

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Go to the VicRoads website if:

  • you were caught drink driving after 30 September 2014 and:
    • it was your first drink driving offence; and 
    • you were a fully licensed driver; and
    • your Blood Alcohol Concentration was less than 0.10. 

If you need to apply to the Magistrates’ Court to get your licence back, the relevant order is called a licence eligibility order. 

You may need to make a licence eligibility order application if you lost your driver’s licence due to:

  • a drink driving offence
  • a drug driving offence
  • a combined drink and drug driving offence
  • a serious motor vehicle offence
  • an offence of dangerous or negligently driving while pursued by police
  • an offence of theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle
  • a disqualification under s89A of the Sentencing Act 1991. 

For more information contact your nearest Magistrates' Court

Resources

This is not a full list of legislation associated with this topic. See the Victorian Government's legislation website for more information.

Q. Can I apply for a licence eligibility order hearing before my disqualification period has ended?

A.

Yes, but the Magistrates' Court must set the hearing date at least 28 days after the application is lodged and not before the licence disqualification period has ended. 

Last updated on 18 Apr 2019
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