Special Hardship Licence

Applying for a special hardship order is a complicated process that can only be made if the Magistrate is satisfied that you meet the criteria.

About special hardship licence

A special hardship order allows you to drive under certain conditions when your driver’s licence has been suspended.
Special Hardship Licence
A Special Hardship Order is made by a Magistrate following an application to the Court. Strict time frames apply for the application and filing of documents – and applicants must meet certain eligibility criteria, or the order cannot be made.

At Gold Coast Traffic Lawyer, our traffic lawyers will review the eligibility criteria at your first consultation. They will look at your circumstances and whether refusal to make an order will result in either extreme or severe and unusual hardship to you or your family. Our traffic lawyers will then prepare for signature and filing the necessary supporting affidavit material for your application.

The Special Hardship Order Process

Filing and serving your documentation can be tricky and must be done correctly to ensure the best possible result.

This is especially true because the Magistrates’ decision is final, and there is no avenue for appeal if your application is refused.

Special Hardship Order Conditions

Special Hardship Licence

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What to do next

Have you been denied a Special Hardship Order?

Unfortunately, we are often contacted by people after they have failed to obtain a special hardship order from a Magistrate.

We sadly have to tell them that we can’t help them. After a Special Hardship Order application has been refused, there is no avenue for appeal.