Special Hardship Application

If your licence has been suspended but you need to continue driving for work, you may be eligible to apply for a special hardship order.

The first step is to establish whether you are eligible to apply for a special hardship order. In order to apply, you must be able to answer the following questions:

  1. You hold a current open Queensland driver licence;
  2. You were suspended because you either:
    • Gained two (2) or more demerit points while driving under a period of good driving behaviour for one (1) year;
    • Committed a high speed driving offence (more than 40km/h over the speed limit).
  3. You have not previously been convicted of drinking driving, drug driving or dangerous driving in the last five (5) years;
  4. You have not had your licence disqualified, suspended or cancelled in the last five (5) years.

You will also need to prove to the Court that you are a ‘fit and proper’ person to hold a drivers licence, and that you will suffer extreme hardship, should the Court refuse your application.

If you have found yourself in this situation and wish to apply for a special hardship order, we can help you by preparing your application and supporting affidavits, filing the material in Court and appearing on your behalf at your special hardship application.

Costs involved

We have fixed fees in relation to Special Hardship Application.  Please see our fixed fees page.

Contact our Traffic Law team to help you through this process.