Many clients come to us when they have been charged with drink driving fearing the worst, assuming that they are going to lose their driver licence and potentially their job if they need to drive their vehicle for work or to get to and from work. But that’s not necessarily the case. It is possible under certain circumstances to stay on the road, even if you lose your licence, by obtaining a Work Licence QLD.

A Work Licence QLD, also known as a Restricted Licence, is a licence that allows a person found guilty of a drink driving or related offence to drive for the purposes of their employment only.

Eligibility for a Work Licence QLD

There are many conditions where a driver is eligible to apply for a Work Licence QLD however the key elements include:

  • You have a Queensland Licence
  • You have been charged with drink driving (DUI) or driving with a relevant drug in your saliva/blood or you fail to provide a specimen of breath or blood
  • You need your driver’s licence to keep your job
  • You weren’t driving for work purposes
  • You weren’t already on a Work Licence QLD
  • You haven’t been convicted anywhere of drink driving in the last five years
  • You have not been disqualified from holding a licence or had your licence suspended or cancelled

If you meet these criteria, then its possible you could obtain a Work Licence QLD. It is however extremely important that you consult a specialist DUI lawyer once you are charged with drink driving. You can only make an application for a Work Licence QLD before a conviction is made and you also only get one shot at it, so its risky to try and represent yourself in Court or have a non-specialist lawyer represent you. There is only one specialist DUI lawyer in the Gold Coast that will offer you a MoneyBack Guarantee if we don’t get you an agreed outcome, so if you need a Work Licence QLD, call GC Traffic Lawyers now on 07 5528 6665.

For more information, visit Work Licence QLD