The circumstances in the guide would apply to a person on an open licence with no prior convictions for driving offences or other disqualifying criteria. It should not be relied upon as legal advice. Please feel free to contact us for specific advice about your matter.
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Minimum disqualification (if any)
Work licence available?
|Driving above the low alcohol limit (0.05 BAC)||1 month||Yes|
|Driving above the middle alcohol limit (0.10 BAC)||3 months||Yes|
|Driving above the high alcohol limit (0.15 BAC) / driving under the influence||6 months||No|
|Driving under the influence of drugs||6 months||No|
|Fail to provide specimen of breath||6 months||Yes|
|Driving with a relevant drug present in blood or saliva||1 month||Yes
|Driving unlicensed (without a circumstance of aggravation)||None||No|
|Driving while demerit point suspended||6 months (no range)||No|
|Driving while SPER suspended||1 month||No|
|Disqualified driving / driving while disqualified by court order||2 years||No|
|Fail to stop motor vehicle||2 years||No|
|Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle||6 months||No|
|Driving without due care and attention||None||No|
|Driving more than 40 km/h over the speed limit (high speed offence)||6 months||Yes (as a special hardship licence application)|