|Type of Violation||Violation Limit||Violation trigger Point|
|initial Test violation||5||0.020 BAC on attempted start|
|Rolling Re-Test Violation||1||0.020 BAC on rolling re-test|
|Skipped Rolling Retest||5||Failing to provide test within 5 minutes|
|Circumvention||1||Starting or by-passing device without taking a test|
|Combination||5||Combination of initial test violations and Skipped rolling re-tests|
*Once violation limits have been reached the unit will display 7 day count down. You must return for an unscheduled service within the 7 day period or the device will permanently lock and you will require an unlock code. A maximum of 3 unlock codes can be issued per service period. The vehicle will need to be towed after that.
You will need to contact head office for issue of the unlock code.
Q: I need a court order before VicRoads will re-issue my licence. What do I need to do?
There are two ways that a person may have their drivers licence cancelled and / or disqualified for offences such as drink/drug driving or other applicable offences (eg. assault, theft, possess drugs):
Q: Who must apply to the Court for a Licence Eligibility order before being re-licensed?
If your offence was committed on or before10 October 2006, provided it was your first offence* and your Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) was less than 0.10%, you may apply direct to VicRoads to be re-licensed.
If your first offence* was committed on or after 11 October 2006 provided your were over 25 years of age at the time of the offence, the holder of a full Victorian Drivers licence and your Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) was less than 0.07%, you may apply direct to VicRoads to be re-licensed.
For any offence other than those described in the two points above, you are required to apply to the Court for a Licence Eligibility order to be re-licensed.
*A first offence includes any previous drink driving conviction or finding of guilt which is:
Q: Do I need to complete a Driver Education course before applying to the court?
For drink driving offences, If it was your first offence with a BAC reading under 0.150% it is mandatory to complete a drink driving course if you were under 26 years of age or the holder of a probationary driver licence at the time of the offence.
It is also mandatory to complete a course in certain drug driving offences if it was your first offence and you were under the age of 25 at the time of the offence.
However nearly all Magistrates in Victoria require that you complete such a course to gain a better understanding of the effects of alcohol or drugs in your system and how it impairs your driving ability.
A Magistrate may refuse an application for Licence Eligibility order or adjourn the application in order for you to complete a driver education course. It is therefore advisable that you complete the driver education course to ensure there are no delays in obtaining your licence back.
VicRoads can also request that you complete a Driver Education Course before giving you your licence back.
Q: Do I have to complete an Alcohol or Drug assessment before attending Court?
Drivers convicted or found guilty of a drink driving or drug driving offence may be required to complete an alcohol / drug assessment from an accredited agency. It depends on which offence you were charged with (see your charge sheet) or if a finding was made that the offence was committed under the influence or alcohol or drugs. In some circumstances you may not be required to have an assessment.
For a first drink driving offence or refusal on or before 10 October 2006 and the BAC level was 0.15% or more, an alcohol assessment is required at least 12 months before applying for a Licence Eligibility order.
For the offence driving under the influence of a drug, a drug assessment is required at least 12 months before applying for a Licence Eligibility order.
A drug assesment is required at least 6 months before applying for a Licence Eligibility order for the following drug driving offences:
Q: Where do I complete Drug or Drink driving courses or assessments?
For accredited driver education programs and accedited agencies, contact Direct Line on: 1800 888 236.
Q: Do I need to obtain a Licence Eligibility Report before attending Court?
You must obtain a Licence Eligibility Report within 28 days of the court hearing in the following circumstances: