Any driver licence card you held at the time of your suspension or disqualification has been permanently cancelled (whether it has been surrendered or not) and is no longer valid. At the end of your suspension/disqualification, you need to visit a driver licensing agent and apply to reinstate or requalify your licence.
At the end of a disqualification or suspension (other than 28-day roadside suspensions) or when your zero alcohol licence expires you will be unlicensed and are not entitled to drive until you have applied at a driver licensing agent to have your licence reinstated and a new licence has been issued. Any licence card held by you at the time of your suspension or disqualification will have been permanently cancelled.
To get your licence back, you must apply at a driver licensing agent.
You will need to:
If you were disqualified for more than 12 months, you’ll also need to pass the appropriate tests to regain the driver licence classes you held previously.
If you were indefinitely disqualified after convictions for repeat driving offences involving drugs or alcohol, you’ll be required to prove you’ve dealt with your drug or alcohol problem before reinstating your licence.
If you were indefinitely disqualified after convictions for repeat driving offences involving drugs or alcohol, you will be required to prove you’ve dealt with your drug or alcohol problem before reinstating your licence.
If you drive after your suspension or disqualification has ended, but before your licence has been reinstated, you could be fined and forbidden to drive. If you then continue to drive without reinstating your licence, you could be charged with driving while forbidden and the vehicle impounded.
If you were disqualified from driving for a continuous period of more than one year, you’ll also have to pass tests to requalify your licence classes when you apply to reinstate your licence.
If you had a car licence (class 1) or motorcycle licence (class 6), you’ll have to pass the appropriate theory and practical test. If you had both a car and a motorcycle licence, and you want both again, you’ll have to pass theory and practical tests for each of them.
If you had a heavy vehicle licence (classes 2–5), you only sit a theory and a practical test for the highest class. For example, if you had a class 5 licence you won’t have to sit the tests for classes 1–4, just the theory and practical tests for class 5. You can choose to complete an approved course instead of passing a practical test.
If you’ve passed a theory test but have still to sit a practical test, you’ll be given a licence with a supervisor condition. The supervisor condition will remain until you’ve passed your practical test.
You don’t have to pay any test fees, and there are no fees to change or cancel your test.