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References for licence restoration

Information for staff about licence restoration.

Lawyers Practice Manual

Westlaw Au's Lawyers Practice Manual has information about the procedures for getting a driver licence back after it has been cancelled for a drink driving offence.

See 'Procedure for a court-restored licence [1.6.603]' under Matters arising after conviction [1.6.601](opens in a new window).

Sentencing Manual

The Judicial College of Victoria's manual has a chapter about driver disqualification.

See Judicial College of Victoria—Victorian Sentencing Manual—Driver licence disqualification – 22.2(opens in a new window).


The VicRoads website has a section on how drivers may get their licence back after a drink driving or drug driving ban.

VicRoads has also produced an information sheet that sets out the requirements for getting a driver's licence back.

Motor & traffic law—Victoria

Lexus Advance's Motor & traffic law—Victoria provides detailed commentary and case law about the legislation related to driving, licensing, transport and vehicles in Victoria.

Note: To access content type the brackets and number reference into the search box, for example "[5655.1]"

See Motor & traffic law—Victoria(opens in a new window).

For drink and drug driving commentary see Part 5—Offences involving alcohol or other drugs [5600](opens in a new window).