A special hardship license application is another type of restricted license, that can be issued in circumstances where an individual will, for whatever reason, suffer hardship if their ability to drive on a road is suspended. A special hardship license application can be made in circumstances where an individual has accumulated further demerit points whilst subject to a good behaviour driving option, or charged with a high-range speeding offence.

Similar to a work license application, there are specific criteria that need to be met in order for an individual to  be eligible for a special hardship license. Unlike a work license application, where an individual will have a corresponding court date for the substantive offence, a special hardship license application is only listed in Court once the relevant documents have been filed with the Court Registry and served on the appropriate parties. There are strict time frames in which an application to be issued with a special hardship license needs to be made.

If you are facing a license suspension due to the accumulation of demerit points or a high-range speeding offence, please call our expert team of lawyers without delay to discuss the possibility of whether or not you may be eligible to make an application. Our team of lawyers know what information needs to be included in the relevant documentation, and know what submissions to make to help improve your chances of success of being issued with a restricted license.