Key info

  • If your driver licence has been (or is about to be) cancelled or suspended, you can apply for a restricted driver licence through the Magistrates Court of Tasmania.
  • A restricted driving licence allows you to continue to drive with certain licence conditions.
  • If you are granted a restricted driver licence, you must get a copy of your order from the court registry and visit a service centre to have your licence issued.
  • You cannot drive until your new licence is issued. You must also carry your court order whenever you are driving.
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About applying for a restricted driver licence

Applying for a restricted driver licence is done directly with the Magistrates Court of Tasmania.

If your application is successful, they give you a court order which you must take to a service centre to have your restricted driver licence issued.

How to apply

What you need to apply

You must:

  • fill out an application form (PDF, 251KB)
  • provide your current Tasmanian licence or proof of identity documents
  • provide the court order
  • pay a fee
  • have a photo taken.

Can I apply?

You can apply for a restricted driver licence if you meet the requirements set by the Magistrates Court of Tasmania.

Proving your identity

To prove your identity you must show at least:

  • One category A document and 2 category B documents, or
  • Two category A documents and one category B document.

These documents must:

  • show your current Tasmanian address
  • be the originals (not photocopies or certified copies)
  • be in English or provided with an English translation from an accredited translator.

  • Australian birth certificate (not an extract or commemorative certificate)
  • Australian citizenship papers
  • Australian passport (can be expired up to 2 years)
  • Overseas passport or visa (can be expired up to 2 years if accompanied by a current Australian visa)
  • Australian photo driver licence (can be expired up to 2 years)
  • Australian firearms licence
  • Tasmanian Government personal information card (showing your full name)
  • Department of Home Affairs travel documents or Australian Government issued Immicard
  • Department of Home Affairs certificate of evidence of resident status.

  • Medicare card
  • Bank or credit card, with signature
  • Student identity card with photo, issued by an Australian educational institution
  • Department of Veterans' Affairs or Centrelink - pensioner concession or other current entitlement card issued by the Australian Government
  • Births, Deaths and Marriages change of name/marriage certificate (not a church or celebrant document) or deed poll
  • High risk work licence issued by WorkSafe Tasmania
  • Government issued working with vulnerable people or children card.

If you have changed your address or name

If your name or address is incorrect on your licence or any documents you use to prove your identity, you must show proof of:

  • your address, and/or
  • change of name documents.

To show proof of change of address you must provide one of the following documents:

  • financial institution statement
  • lease or rent agreement
  • council rate notice
  • utility account (electricity, water, sewerage, telephone, gas)
  • land tax valuation notice
  • Australian Taxation Office assessment (current or last financial year)
  • certificate of title.

To show proof of change of name you must provide one of the following documents:

  • adoption paper issued by court
  • divorce paper issued by court, showing your original name
  • change of name registration issued by Births, Deaths and Marriages or deed poll
  • guardianship order
  • marriage certificate issued by Births, Deaths and Marriages (not a church or celebrant issued document).

Body corporate (a company or an incorporated association)

At least one of the documents from the section below must be provided. Additional documents may also be required to prove the current:

  • residential address
  • garage address
  • change of name of the body corporate.

  • Certificate of registration with an Australian Company Number (ACN)
  • Certificate of registration of change of name with an ACN
  • Extract of company with ACN
  • Certificate of registration of foreign company with Australian Registered Body Number (ARBN)
  • Certificate of incorporation
  • Written authorisation on letterhead by the issuing authority, stating the Act under which it was established.

  • Certificate of registration of change of name with an ACN
  • Written authorisation on letterhead by the issuing authority, stating the Act under which established.

If you cannot provide the required identity documents, please contact us on 1300 135 513.

How much it costs

Number of yearsStandard feeConcession fee

1

$35.29

$23.39

2

$57.39

$33.59

3

$79.49

$45.49

4

$101.59

$55.69

5

$121.99

$64.19

Replacement licence

$28.49

$21.69

Fees and charges last updated 1 July, 2022.

Payment options

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More Information

  • You must pay for the amount of years you need to cover you until the end of your court order. For example, if your court order ends in:
    • 6 months you must pay for one year
    • 18 months you must pay for 2 years.
  • If your licence was cancelled, you must also pay a re-issue fee of $42.50.

Please visit Transport Services for more information on applying for a restricted driver licence.