Driver’s Licence Suspended?

If you have been disqualified from driving or had your driver’s licence suspended, you may be able to get a Limited Licence (work licence).

Timing is crucial if you need your licence to drive for work. If you have been disqualified by a court, you have to wait 28 days before you can make an application, but if you’ve been suspended for demerit points, you can apply as soon as you are suspended. Get in touch with me as soon as possible so I can help get you back on the road.

A court may grant you a limited licence if not being able to drive will cause extreme hardship to you, or undue hardship to another person.

A Limited Licence (work licence) limits you to:

  • drive a particular vehicle or vehicles
  • drive only on specified days of the week and times
  • drive only in specified areas
  • is only for alleviating the extreme or undue hardship.


You can’t get a limited licence if you:

  • are indefinitely disqualified
  • want to drive a vehicle being used in a transport service (other than a rental service)
  • are disqualified for Driving while disqualified or suspended
  • have been disqualified in the past five years
  • are subject to an alcohol interlock licence or a driver licence stop order
  • if more than 20 of the demerit points were accumulated while driving in a passenger service


There may be other ways that an expert traffic lawyer such as myself can help you keep your licence. Call me, Cathie Sheat, to find out more.

Your first 20-minute phone call to me is free.