Alcohol Interlock Program rules

Find out what guidelines and rules apply to your alcohol interlock use, and how you can apply to have it removed.

Depending on the details of your offence, your interlock will either be managed by VicRoads or the Magistrates’ Court. See below for details.

In addition to the guidelines below, please also refer to the Summary of the Alcohol Interlock Program Rules [PDF, 381KB]. This information sheet provides important advice about situations that can result in violations that will delay removal of your alcohol interlock.

The table below will help you determine which type of Program participant you are:

Participant type Offence information and guidelines
VicRoads managed

    This applies if:

    • it was your first offence
    • your BAC was less than .10
    • you didn’t have any illicit drugs in your system, and
    • your offence was on or after 1 October 2014.

    Refer to VicRoads Managed Participant Guidelines [PDF 227kb] for an overview of your Program rules.
    You can also use the Alcohol Interlock Management System (AIMS) to monitor your progress.

    Court managed
    (from 1 October 2014)

      This is you if your offence happened on or after 1 October 2014, and any of the below apply:

      • your BAC was .10 or more
      • it wasn’t your first drink-driving offence
      • you also had illicit drugs in your system

      Court Managed [from 1/10/14] Participant Guidelines [PDF 224kb] provides an overview of your Program rules.
      You can also use the Alcohol Interlock Management System (AIMS) to monitor your progress online.

      Court managed
      (pre 1 October 2014)

        This is you if your offence happened before 1 October 2014 and the court imposed an alcohol interlock 'I' condition.

        Court Managed [pre 1/10/14] Participant Guidelines [PDF 217kb] provide an overview of your Program rules.

        Another document you might have already been provided with is the brochure called Getting your licence back [PDF 362Kb]. It summarises getting your licence back after a drink-driving cancellation and then what to do to have the alcohol interlock condition removed.

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