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A Special Hardship Order is a Court Order that allows you to continue to drive on restrictions imposed on you by the Court. These restrictions may include but are not limited to the following:-

A Special Hardship Order which is different from a Restricted or Work Licence can be made where a person has had their driver licence suspended by the Department of Transport and Main Roads for one of the following reasons:-

You must lodge your Application for a Special Hardship Order within twenty-one (21) days of your driver licence being suspended. Only those who hold a provisional or open driver licence can make an Application for a Special Hardship Order.

You are not eligible to apply for a Special Hardship Order if within the last five (5) years before your driver licence was suspended:-

Your eligibility to apply for Special Hardship Order is not effected by:-

In order to apply for a Special Hardship Order, you need to complete a Special Hardship Order Application together with a supporting affidavit explaining the circumstances of the offence and the reasons why losing your licence will create a special hardship.

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