Your driver licence may be suspended if you receive an enforcement order and fail to act within the time specified. This can happen for all types of offences, not just vehicle-related offences.
The suspension means you cannot drive in Queensland on any of the following licences:
- a Queensland driver licence
- a restricted licence (e.g. work licence) granted by a court
- an interstate driver licence, if you have previously held a Queensland driver licence.
It is an offence to drive a vehicle if your licence is suspended. You may be penalised or disqualified from holding or obtaining a driver licence for a period of 6 months if you do so.
We will send a notice of intention to suspend your driver licence to your last known address. You will have 14 days to act before we tell the Department of Transport and Main Roads to suspend your licence, which will take effect immediately.
If your licence has been suspended by us, you will need to do one of the following before the suspension is lifted:
- pay your debt in full
- apply to pay by instalments—you may need to make an upfront payment before the application will be approved
- apply to perform unpaid community service.
If you paid your debt in full online, your suspension will be lifted within 48 hours.
You need to contact the Department of Transport and Main Roads on 13 23 80 before you start driving to confirm your licence suspension has been lifted.
Having your licence suspended by us will not affect your vehicle insurance policy. See section 108 of the State Penalties Enforcement Act 1999 for more information.
- Last reviewed:
- 20 January 2017