QLD Traffic Law Home

Traffic Law offences are the most common offences to be dealt with by the Magistrates Courts in Queensland. Despite a perception that these are “just traffic matters”, they are treated very seriously by the courts and it is not uncommon for people convicted of them to be sentenced to a term of full time imprisonment (in particular repeat offenders).

Queensland has a number of traffic-law peculiarities, including the ability for some clients to be granted a restricted licence (also called a work licence) which enables them to drive after being disqualified by a court, or a special hardship order which allows them to continue driving if their licence is suspended by the Department of Transport and Main Roads.

It is also possible, in Queensland, for some clients who have been disqualified from driving for more than 2 years to ask the court to set aside their disqualification and allow them to apply for, and hold, a drivers licence again.

Our traffic lawyers can swiftly advise on your ability to qualify for each and any of the conditional licences under Queensland law or to have your existing disqualification set aside, and can draft and present the relevant applications to the court on your behalf.

This section of the site contains information about different types of traffic matters, such as drink driving and driving whilst disqualified, cancelled or suspended and the penalties that may be imposed by the court.


In NSW, traffic offences are treated seriously. Therefore, it is important to get competent legal advice as early as possible, whether you have received a penalty notice, had your licence suspended or been charged with a serious offence. Our lawyers are highly experienced and understand the difficulties you face without a licence. We can guide you through the process while dealing with the various authorities related to your matter.


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