Frequently Asked Drivers License Appeal Questions
How will I be notified if I breach the conditions of my permit/licence?
If your permit or licence is cancelled for breaching conditions, you will receive a notice from the Registrar of Motor Vehicles cancelling the permit/ licence.
What is the penalty for breach of conditions?
If an appeal is not lodged a disqualification period of 6 months applies.
Can I drive while waiting for the appeal to be heard?
If a Drivers license appeal is lodged before the cancellation of the licence takes effect, you can continue to drive until the appeal is heard. If you surrender your licence before the appeal is lodged, you cannot drive. However, once the appeal is lodged, you can drive again until the appeal is heard as the disqualification is suspended until the appeal is either decided or withdrawn.
Can learner drivers appeal disqualification?
Drivers disqualified while holding a Learner’s Permit cannot appeal.
Losing your licence (disqualification)
The following offences may result in you being disqualified from driving:
- accumulating 12 or more demerit points
- accumulating 4 or more demerit points on your learner’s permit or provisional licence
- accumulating 2 or more demerit points on your probationary licence
- breaching a good behaviour condition on your licence
- breaching a safer driver agreement on your provisional licence
- breaching a condition of your learner’s permit, provisional licence or probationary licence
- any drug driving offence
- drink driving – exceeding blood alcohol concentration
- failing to pay outstanding fines
- being convicted in a court of a graffiti offence
- You will lose your licence immediately, if you are caught drink driving (.08 or higher), refusing or failing to comply with a breath test, blood test, drug test or speeding excessively (i.e. 45 km/h or more over the speed limit).