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Is your offence on or after 01/10/2014?

From 01.10.2014: ALL drink drivers offenders in Victoria will be subjected to the following:

 

Relicensing Requirements. Prior offenders are subjected to pre-existing legislation:

 

1st offence, BAC 0.00 to < 0.05, L or P Drivers, under 25 years are required to:

1. Minimum 6 months of interlock (i) upon licence eligibility, managed by Vic Roads,

2. Mandatory Drink Drive Course,

3. Return to VicRoads to apply for licence following minimum 3 month licence cancellation.

 

1st offence, BAC 0.00 to < 0.05, L or P Drivers 25 years or older are required to:

1. Minimum 6 months of interlock (i) upon licence restoration managed by Vic Roads,

2. Drink Drive Course Recommended,

3. Return to VicRoads to apply for licence following minimum 3 month licence cancellation.

 

1st offence, BAC 0.00 to < 0.05, Full licence with “Z”, under 25 years are required to:

1. Mandatory Drink Drive Course,

2. Return to Vic Roads. Licence may be suspended following the lost of 10 demerit points.

 

BAC 0.00 to < 0.05, Full licence with “Z”, 25 years or older are required to:

1. Recommended Drink Drive Course,

2. Return to Vic Roads. Licence may be suspended following the lost of 10 demerit points.

 

1st offence, BAC 0.05 to <0.07, Unconditional Full licence, 25 years or older:

1. Recommended Drink Drive Course,

2. Return to Vic Roads. Licence may be suspended following the lost of 10 demerit points.

 

1st offence, BAC 0.05 to <0.07, L or P or Full licence with “Z” and under 25 years:

1. Mandatory Drink Drive Course,

2. Licence cancelled 6 months minimum and 6 month interlock (i) managed by VicRoads.

 

1st offence, BAC 0.05 to <0.07, L or P or Full licence with “Z” and 25 years or older:

1. Recommended Drink Drive Course,

2. Licence or permit cancelled and be disqualified from driving for 6 months,

3. minimum 6 month period of interlock (i) managed by VicRoads.

 

1st offence, BAC 0.07 to <0.10, all drivers under 25 years of age are required to:

1. Mandatory Drink Drive Course,

2. Licence or permit cancelled and be disqualified from driving for 6 months,

3. minimum 6 month period of interlock (i) managed by VicRoads.

 

1st offence, BAC 0.07 to <0.10, all drivers 25 years of age or more are required to:

1. Recommended Drink Drive Course,

2. Licence or permit cancelled and be disqualified from driving for 6 months,

3. minimum 6 month period of interlock (i) managed by VicRoads.

 

1st offence, BAC 0.10 to < 0.15, all drivers of all ages are required to:

1. Mandatory Drink Drive Course,

2. Licence cancelled for 10 to 14 months,

3. minimum 6 month period of interlock (i),

4. Recommended assessment prior to application for court for Licence Eligibility Order,

5. Interlock assessment prior to court application for Interlock Condition Removal Order.

 

1st offence, BAC 0.15 or more, all drivers of all ages are required to:

1. Mandatory Drink Drive Course,

2. Licence cancelled for a minimum of 15 months,

3. minimum 6 month period of interlock (i),

4. Mandatory assessment prior to court application for Licence Eligibility Order,

5. Interlock assessment prior to court application for Interlock Condition Removal Order

 

Non-BAC offences as detailed below are ONLY managed by the courts:

1. DUI (driving or being in charge of a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol),

2. Refusing to provide a test sample or to stop at a breath testing station,

3. Manslaughter involving the use of a motor vehicle where alcohol was a factor,

4. Culpable driving causing death where alcohol was a contributing factor,

5. Dangerous driving causing death or serious injury where alcohol was a factor,

6. Negligently causing injury involving use of a motor vehicle where alcohol was a factor,

7. Negligent driving involving police pursuit,

8. Stealing or attempting to steal a vehicle where alcohol was a contributing factor.

 

These offenders are required to complete a drink drive course and assessment prior to court application for Licence Eligibility Order.

 

For all the above services, assessments and courses, please book online 05.com.au or contact our office on 03 9846 3674. We help you get your licence and life back.

 

For a further network of services and consultants, please email Dr Robert Kaldawi, on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Accredited Clinical Educational Director, or telephone 03 9846 3674.

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