Applying For A Restricted Licence
Am I eligible?
How much will it cost?
When can I apply?
How do I apply?
- offences (including infringements) against road transport legislation committed by you in the ACT or elsewhere in Australia;
- any relevant rehabilitation or remedial action you have undertaken, or will undertake;
- the risk to safety of other road users if you hold a restricted licence;
- how likely it is that you, or anyone else affected by the outcome of your application (eg members of your family), would suffer or incur any unreasonable inconvenience or loss if you were not granted a restricted licence;
- whether it would be unreasonable to expect you to use an alternative means of transport, including public transport;
- how likely it is that your health, or the health of a person who depends on you, will suffer or be put at risk if you don’t hold a restricted licence; and
- how likely it is that you will comply with any conditions of a restricted licence.
Evidence to support your application
Your affidavit should clearly set out the evidence in support of your application. You should write detailed reasons on why you are making the application and what exceptional circumstances exist to justify you holding a restricted licence. It is important that you provide full and accurate details.
Attach to your affidavit evidence supporting the things you say in it.
For example, if you need to drive your child to hospital regularly, you should attach a letter or certificate from your child’s doctor setting out why and when your child needs to be driven.
If you need your licence to perform your job, you should attach a statement from your employer setting out your employment and duties, why and when you need to drive and the consequences if you can’t drive.
If you do not include any supporting evidence, the other parties (the RTA and the AFP) may not be able to consider your application properly, which may mean the Magistrate adjourns it to later date to give them time to do this.