Drug-driving offences

An overview of the ways to get your driver licence back following a driving ban for a drug-driving offence.

If your driver licence and/or learner permit has been cancelled because of a drug-driving offence or a combined drink and drug-driving offence, or another drug related offence resulting in a licence cancellation or disqualification, you will be required to get a Licence Eligibility Order (LEO) from a Magistrates' Court.

To get an LEO, attend a Magistrates’ Court and arrange a hearing at least 28 days before your driver licence/learner permit cancellation ends. The court will fix a hearing date at least 28 days ahead, but not before your cancellation ends.

Make sure you find out what documents you need for the hearing. You may be required to have an interview with Victoria Police before the court hearing. If this is the case, you will need to arrange for the interview well before the court hearing to avoid any delays.

The court will decide whether to issue you with a Licence Eligibility Order.

If you’re not sure what you need to do, find out more by contacting your nearest Magistrates’ Court for further advice.

Getting your driver licence reissued

Once you have received your Licence Eligibility Order from the court, you will need to visit a VicRoads Customer Service Centre to get your driver licence or learner permit reissued. You will need to bring with you:

If you have not held a current Australian or overseas driver licence in the last five years or need to reissue an expired motorcycle learner permit, you will also need to be retested before your licence or learner permit is issued. Visit renew your licence or learner permit for information about what tests are required.

Driver licence suspension for drug-driving

If you were issued with a Traffic Infringement Notice (TIN) for a drug-driving first offence, your licence may be suspended, not cancelled. Depending on when your offence was committed, you may need to complete a Behaviour Change Program (BCP) or your suspended licence will be cancelled if you don’t meet the program requirements before your suspension ends. 

You’ll receive a letter from us about your suspension and BCP requirement.

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