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Guidelines for Relicensing Drink Drive Offenders

Produced by www.05.com.au & Melbournewide Drink Drive Hotline 1800 000 505 - Copyright (C) 2008

 

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* Refer to footnotes below as numbered.

 

OffenceRequirementsProcedureLicence LostTest RequiredNew Licence
Offender on a bond
or First Offence (5)
BAC: Under 0.07%
Offence After 10.10.2006
Drink Driver Course Present Certificate to VicRoads      
First Offence:
Under 25 and under 0.10%
Offence Before 11.10.2006
Drink Driver Course Present Certificate to VicRoads Full
Probation
Learner
No Retest(1)
No Retest(1)
Written Test(3)
Full
Probation
Learner
First Offence:
Under 26 or Probationary
BAC: 0.070-0.149%
Offence After 01.01.2007
Drink Driver Course
Court Order (4, 6)
Present Court Order to VicRoads Full
Probation
Learner
No Retest(1)
No Retest(1)
Written Test(3)
Full(2)
Probation
Learner
First Offence:
BAC: 0.10-0.149%
Offence Before 11.10.2006
Drink Driver Course
Court Order (4)
Present Court Order to VicRoads Full
Probation
Learner
No Retest(1)
No Retest(1)
Written Test(3)
Full(2)
Probation
Learner
First Offence:
26 or more or Full Licence
BAC: 0.070-0.149%
Offence After 10.10.2006
Drink Driver Course
Court Order (4,7)
Present Court Order to VicRoads Full
Probation
Learner
No Retest(1)
No Retest(1)
Written Test(3)
Full(2)
Probation
Learner
First Offence:
25 or more
BAC: under 0.10%
Offence Before 11.10.2006
BAC: under 0.07%
Offence After 10.10.2006
No Requirements Apply directly to VicRoads Full
Probation
Learner
No Retest(1)
No Retest(1)
Written Test(3)
Full
Probation
Learner
First Offence:
0.15 or more, DUI, or
Refuse / Fail
Offence After 10.10.2006
Mandatory Interlock (i),
Two Assessments, Course
and Court Order (9)
Present Court Order to VicRoads. Full
Probation
Learner
No Retest(1)
No Retest(1)
Written Test(3)
Full(2)
Probation
Learner
First Offence:
0.15 or more, DUI, or
Refuse / Fail
Offence Before 11.10.2006
Discretionary Interlock (i),
Two Assessments, Course
and Court Order (8)
Present Court Order to VicRoads. Full
Probation
Learner
No Retest(1)
No Retest(1)
Written Test(3)
Full(2)
Probation
Learner
Multiple Offenders (5)
Cancellation before 14.05.02
Discretionary Interlock (i),
Two Assessments, Course
and Court Order (8)
Present Court Order to VicRoads. Full
Probation
Learner
No Retest(1)
No Retest(1)
Written Test(3)
Full(2)
Probation
Learner
Multiple Offenders (5)
Cancellation After 13.05.02
Mandatory Interlock (i),
Two Assessments, Course
and Court Order (9)
Present Court Order to VicRoads. Full
Probation
Learner
No Retest(1)
No Retest(1)
Written Test(3)
Full(2)
Probation
Learner

 

  1. Those who have held a valid licence within 5 years do not require a retest (proof of identity only).
  2. ZERO BAC for three years (z condition) if your BAC is 0.10 % or more or if deemed a multiple offender.
  3. When a Learner permit is cancelled a full retest is required regardless of ban period.
  4. In this category, those aged 25 & over are recommended to complete a course by the Court.
  5. Multiple offenders (includes Interstate and Bond) where prior convictions are ten years old or older, are regarded as first offenders.
  6. (i) Condition in this category is mandatory; an assessment will be required within 28 days of applying for an (i) Condition Removal Order. There is no requirement for a 1st assessment unless requested by the Court.
  7. (i) Condition in this category is discretionary. If the Magistrate uses discretion, an assessment will be required within 28 days of applying for an (i) Condition Removal Order. There is no requirement for a 1st assessment unless requested by the Court.
  8. Two assessments are required: the 1st report must be issued at least 12 months before & the 2nd within 28 days of applying for a Court Order. There is a provision for the Court to reduce this 12 months period. Interlock (i) Condition in this category is discretionary. If the Magistrate uses discretion, a 3rd assessment will be required within 28 days of applying for an (i) Condition Removal Order.
  9. An Interlock (i) Condition is mandatory for a minimum of 6 months. Two assessments are required, the 1st report must be issued within 28 days of an Application for an Interlock Licence and the 2nd within 28 days of an Interlock Removal Application.

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