Work Licence Application QLD

/Work Licence Application QLD


Applying for a Work Licence in QLD after Drink Driving  

In Queensland, drink driving is treated as a serious traffic offence. If you are caught operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, you will almost certainly lose your licence. In addition to financial penalties, extensive disqualification periods apply to this type of traffic offence.

Without a licence, your livelihood could be at risk. To protect yourself from financial hardship, GC Traffic Lawyers can help you apply for a Work Licence.

What is a Work Licence?

If you have been charged with drink driving or drug driving, a Work Licence permits you to drive for employment-related purposes. To receive a Work Licence, you will need to apply for one. If your application is successful, strict conditions will apply to your Work Licence, such as the times of day and purposes for which you’re allowed to drive.

If the court grants you a Work Licence, you will be required to:

  • Carry your Work Licence and court order while driving
  • Meet all the conditions of your Work Licence
  • Have a zero Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) while driving.

Am I eligible for a Work Licence?

Several factors can influence your ability to apply for a Work Licence. To be deemed eligible, you will need to meet the following conditions:

  • You carry a Queensland licence
  • You have been charged with drink driving (DUI) or drug driving
  • You need a driver’s licence to keep your job
  • You weren’t driving for a work-related purpose at the time of your arrest
  • You currently do not hold a Queensland Work Licence
  • You haven’t been convicted of drink driving in the last 5 years
  • Your licence has not been disqualified, suspended or cancelled.

The court may also consider your traffic history and Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC). Even if you’ve been found guilty of high-range drink driving, you may still be eligible for a Work Licence. GC Traffic Lawyers are experienced at obtaining Work Licences, so you can trust us to manage your Work Licence application effectively.

Work Licence QLD

Work Licence QLD

How can I apply for a Work Licence in QLD?

Applying for a Work Licence in Queensland can be a complex process. Here’s the steps you need to go through in the work licence application process which we can manage for you if required:

  • On your court date, inform the magistrate that you wish to apply for a work licence. The magistrate will then provide you with another court date, at which you can complete the application process.
  • Before your second court date, fill in the Work Licence application form and obtain an affidavit from your employer. The affidavit should clearly state why you need a licence to keep your job.
  • After lodging the application form and affidavit, provide the police prosecutor with copies of both documents (this can be done either before or on your court date).
  • When you attend court, make sure the magistrate is aware that you’re applying for a Work Licence. You should also inform them that the court and police prosecutor have copies of your application and affidavit.
  • To be eligible for a work licence, you will need to plead guilty. After you’ve entered your plea, the magistrate will convict you and decide whether to approve or deny your application.

Keep in mind that you and your employer may be required to give evidence in court. If your Work Licence application is approved, be sure to take note of its conditions. Breaching those conditions may result in the loss of your Work Licence, along with further penalties.

When applying for a Work Licence, it’s advisable to work with a traffic lawyer such as GC Traffic Lawyers. You only get one shot at the application process – if the magistrate doesn’t rule in your favour, you won’t be able to apply again.

To speak with expert traffic lawyers about Work Licences in Queensland, contact GC Traffic Lawyers today.


Work Licence QLD

Work Licence QLD