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Getting another licence after drink driving – December 2019

Information about increased power of VicRoads to manage licensing of drivers whose licence was cancelled for drink driving.

Published:
Saturday 28 September 2019 at 12:00 am

From 1 December 2019, VicRoads is managing the re-licensing of drivers who have completed their minimum licence cancellation and disqualification and would like another licence. This applies to most drivers caught under the Road Safety Act 1986, regardless of when the offence happened. 

Applicants need to bring evidence that they have:

  • completed the relevant Behaviour Change Program
  • had an interlock fitted to their vehicle.

Drivers whose licence was cancelled for drug driving or offences under the Sentencing Act 1991 must still apply to court for a Licence Eligibility Order. 

VicRoads will also handle all alcohol interlock removal applications from this date. 

People may still avoid having an interlock licence condition if the interlock condition was discretionary under Schedule 1B of the Road Safety Act before 1 December 2019(opens in a new window).(Version as at 30 November 2019). If VicRoads refuses to grant this, the person may apply to court for a review of the VicRoads decision.. 

Drivers can have their licence suspended for breaching interlock conditions. 

See  Licence restoration

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