How to remove the alcohol interlock

Once you’ve been issued with a licence without the ‘I’ condition, visit your alcohol interlock service agent and have your alcohol interlock removed from your vehicle.

The ‘I’ condition must be removed from your licence record before your interlock is uninstalled. You may still have a Zero BAC licence condition

Your alcohol interlock service agent may ask to see your updated driver licence and the removal authority when you have the alcohol interlock removed. Your amended licence card is attached to the removal authority letter when it is mailed out to you.

You’ll need to pay the cost for removing the interlock. Go to Find an alcohol interlock supplier to learn more. 

You can’t legally drive a vehicle without an alcohol interlock if you still have an ‘I’ condition on your licence.

If your most recent alcohol offence was committed before 1 October 2014

Customers with a most recent alcohol offence committed before 1 October 2014, who are eligible to apply for removal of their alcohol interlock between 1 December 2019 and 1 December 2020, apply under reduced rules. 

If you can apply for removal of your interlock during the 12-month transition from 1 December 2019, you'll be automatically assessed against reduced removal rules.

Reduced removal rules mean: 

  • you need to have used the interlock for at least six months in the last 12 months and 
  • in your most recent six months of usage, you must not have had an alcohol reading when you attempted to start your vehicle.

After 1 December 2020 the full program rules apply to every participant in the Victorian Alcohol Interlock Program.

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