The loss of a driver’s licence would cause significant hardship for many people. For example, they might be unable to continue driving for work purposes and they would then lose their job. Other people might need to drive sick relatives to the hospital but would be unable to do so without their driver’s licence.
In certain circumstances, a person can make a special application to the court which will allow them to hold a driver’s licence when ordinarily they would be without a licence.
If you have been charged with a drink driving or drug driving offence, you may be eligible for a work licence.
If you have accumulated too many demerit points while on a good driving behaviour period, or if you have committed a high speed offence (driving at least 40km/hr over the speed limit), you might be able to apply for a special hardship order.
Otherwise, if your licence has been previously disqualified for more than two years (including if it was disqualified absolutely), you can apply to have the disqualification removed.
Please contact us for more information about special licence applications in Queensland.