Booking a Magistrate’s Hearing
How do I know if I need to apply to Court?
Licence Eligibility Orders are only required for Drug Driving offences. You will need to apply for a Court Order:
If your licence and/or learner permit has been canceled or disqualified
Drug related offence resulting in a licence cancellation
If it was a repeat drug drive offence
For a refusing to undertake a drug test
How do I book and which Magistrates Court?
When booking a Magistrates’ Court you will need to book a hearing at a Court nearest to where you live or you can book at the Melbourne Magistrate’s Court.
Booking a Magistrates’ hearing cannot be done over the phone, you must apply in person. There is a minimum wait time of 28 days, so please ensure you book in advance and that your Hearing date is after the completion of a Behaviour Change Program.
The Police Interview
After booking a Magistrates Hearing you will be interviewed by your local police during the 28 day wait period. An interview is required before appearing in Court.
Please note: If you have not heard from the Police it is advisable that you call them on the last week of the wait period.
Can I change the date of a Magistrates Court Hearing?
You are permitted to change the date of your hearing over the phone.
Please note: For subsequent changes you may be required to go to Court to make the change.
Minimising mishaps during your interlock program.
The aim of this article is to provide some tips about how you can avoid mishaps whilst on an interlock program.
Alcohol Interlock FAQs:
AOD Counselling & Support:
AOD Training and Information:
Traffic Offenders Program – QLD:
Behaviour Change Program
Aim of the Behaviour Change program:
- “Safer drinking” as defined by the National Health and Medical Research Council guidelines.
- Identify and effectively change drinking behaviours, patterns, habits or adjusting your lifestyle.
- Skills to cope through life’s challenges.
- Driver safety
- Effective strategies to separate drinking from driving.