Disqualified Driving in Queensland

Disqualified driving is the most serious unlicensed driving offence and occurs when a person drives despite being disqualified from holding or obtaining a Queensland driver’s licence by a Court order.

For example, if you have been charged with a traffic offence such as drink driving and then go to Court, the Magistrate can disqualify you for a period of time. If you then drive at all during that period, you will be charged with disqualified driving and you will be required to attend Court again.

These types of offences are seen as being particularly serious as the act of driving while disqualified is regarded as contempt of a Court order.

Penalties for disqualified driving

The minimum disqualification for driving while disqualified is two years and it can be as long as five years.  Fines up to $6,000 can also apply, and jail time can be as long as 18 months.

Current at at November 2016

*This fact sheet is for information only and should not be relied upon as legal advice.

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