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2 - Contents of this Guide - The Purpose of this Guide 1 Important Disclaimer 1 Special Hardship Order vs Restricted License Application 2 Special Hardship Orders 2 Special Hardship Orders 3 When an Application for a Special Hardship Order May be Made 3 Special Hardship Order Eligibility Criteria 3 Disqualifying Circumstances 4 Making an Application for a Special Hardship Order 4 Affidavits 5 Service of Documents 5 Special Hardship Orders are Discretionary 5 The Hearing 6 If Your Application is Successful 6 Duration of Special Hardship Orders 7 Variation of Special Hardship Orders 7 Breaching the Conditions of a Special Hardship Order 7 Restricted Work License Applications 7 Restricted Work License Applications 8 Drink Driving Typical Penalties 8 Eligibility for a Restricted Work License 8 Disqualifying Circumstances 9 Making an Application for a Restricted Work License 10 The First Court Date 10 The Application Itself 10 Affidavits 10 Restricted Work Licence Orders are Discretionary 10

3 The Hearing 11 If You Are Found Guilty Following a Trial 11 If You Plead Guilty 11 In All Applications 11 If Your Application is Successful 12 Duration of Restricted Work Licences 12 Duration of Restricted Work Licences 13 Variation of Restricted Work Licences 13 Breaching the Conditions of Restricted Work Licences 13 Further Information 13 Further Information 14 About Us 14 Appointments 14 Hours of Business 14 Letters and Telephoning Funding Arrangements 14 Contact Us 15 Copyright Notice 16 Appendix A Sample Special Hardship Order Application Form 17 Appendix B Sample Restricted License Order Application Form 18

4 The Purpose of this Guide This guide to Work Licenses and Special Hardship Orders has been prepared by Reardon & Associates Lawyers. It is intended to be a brief guide to the process of making application for Work Licenses and Special Hardship Orders and to related issues encountered by many of our clients contemplating making such applications. This guide is not intended to take the place of formal legal advice and services provided by us to our clients, rather, it contains basic information and guidance for our clients as they deal with the challenges they must confront in making applications for. The coverage of issues surrounding the making of applications for Restricted Work Licenses and Special Hardship Orders and related issues in this guide is necessarily brief and by no means comprehensive. These applications are highly technical and there are many kinds of issues which arise in the context of such applications which are not covered or touched upon in this guide and with which it is not possible or not appropriate to deal in a summary fashion. Those are subjects and issues which require specific advice and about which we are able to advise you should your circumstances require. We are able to assist you with making applications for and the requirements and complexities involved. Important Disclaimer The material contained in this booklet is of the nature of general comment and observation only, and neither purports, nor is it intended to be advice on any particular matter. No reader should act on the basis of any matter contained in this booklet without considering and, if necessary, seeking appropriate professional advice from our office upon their own particular circumstances. Reardon & Associates Lawyers expressly disclaims all and any liability to any person, in respect of anything and of the consequences of anything done or omitted to be done by any such person in reliance, whether whole or partial, upon the whole or any part of the contents of this booklet. 1

5 Special Hardship Order vs Restricted License Application A Special Hardship Order is an Order made on application after a suspension of your driver s license based on the breach of a Good Driving Behaviour agreement following the loss of all the demerit points your license or after being dealt with for a high speed speeding offence where a person has exceeded the maximum speed limit by 40km/h or more. A Restricted License is a special License granted by the Court when a person makes an application to the Court at the time when they are punished for driving with a Blood Alcohol Concentration in excess of the low range limit but below the high range limit. It is often referred to as a Work Licence as it is granted solely for the purpose of driving a motor vehicle for purposes directly associated with the person s means of earning a living. In this guide we refer to it as a Restricted Work Licence. The applications are similar but not the same and are made at different times relative to the consequences of the conduct necessitating them being made. The factors the Court must consider before making a relevant Order are similar but again not the same as between the types of application. Both applications have exacting requirements and there is only one opportunity to get them right. 2

6 Special Hardship Orders A Special Hardship Order is a Court Order which allows you to continue to drive under your Queensland driver s licence under certain conditions specified in the Order. These special conditions will include restrictions about: the purpose for which you may drive a motor vehicle under your licence the class of motor vehicle that you may drive under your licence the times at which, or period of time during which, you may drive a motor vehicle under your licence the fact that you may only drive a motor vehicle under your licence if you are carrying a copy of your Special Hardship Order. The above restrictions are the standard minimum restrictions the Court will impose under a Special Hardship Order and may impose other, additional, restrictions. When an Application for a Special Hardship Order May be Made Application may be made for a Special Hardship Order if your Queensland provisional or open driver s licence has been suspended because: you have accrued 2 or more demerit points when driving under an agreement to be of good driving behaviour for 1 year; or you have been convicted of a high speed speeding offence of driving more than 40 km/h over the speed limit; If you meet the other eligibility criteria then you must lodge your application, along with your supporting evidence with the correct Court within 21 days after your licence has been suspended. You will be sent a notice by the Department of Transport notifying you of the suspension of your license and setting out the date by which your application must be lodged with the Court. Holders of Learner s Permits are not eligible to make an application for a Special Hardship Order. Special Hardship Order Eligibility Criteria To be eligible for making an application for a Special Hardship Order the license being suspended must be either: a Queensland provisional license; or a Queensland open licence. The application for a Special Hardship Order must also relate to a licence that is the same class as the suspended licence. There must be no disqualifying circumstances. 3

7 Disqualifying Circumstances The Court must not grant a Special Hardship Order application if, within the last five years before your licence became suspended: your Queensland driver s licence had been previously suspended or cancelled; you have been disqualified from holding or obtaining a Queensland driver s licence; your authority to drive on Queensland roads under a non- Queensland driver licence previously held by you has been suspended; you were made ineligible to apply for a Queensland driver s licence because you exceeded your demerit point threshold, or were convicted of driving more than 40km/h over the speed limit, at a time when you were unlicensed; or you have been convicted of operating a motor vehicle dangerously. This includes circumstances where, although your license was suspended, you had the benefit of a Special Hardship Order Eligibility to apply for a Special Hardship Order is not affected by: a suspension because you failed to appear in court to answer a charge of drink or drug driving; an immediate licence suspension under 79B(2) Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act 1995; because of an alleged drink or drug driving offence; a 24 hour suspension because of a drink or drug driving related matter; a suspension or cancellation that was set aside under 132(4) Transport Operations (Road Use Management Driver Licensing) Regulation 2010; a suspension, cancellation or disqualification that was set aside on appeal, other than a demerit points suspension or a high speed suspension; a suspension or cancellation because of mental or physical incapacity; a suspension under 105 of the State Penalties Enforcement Act 1999; a suspension or cancellation that was set aside on a review by QCAT. Making an Application for a Special Hardship Order To make application for a Special Hardship Order, you must Complete an Application for a Special Hardship Order available from a Magistrates Court or Department of Transport and Main Roads a sample of the form is Appendix A to this guide. Lodge the application along with your supporting with the Court within 21 days after your licence has been suspended. 4

8 Give a copy of the application and affidavit to the department as soon as practicable, but at least seven days before the date of the court hearing. Once your application is filed you can then return to the Department of Transport with the sealed application and the licence suspension will then be stayed until the day before the date of the court hearing. Affidavits An affidavit is a statement of facts about a matter which is sworn or affirmed by the person making it as true. Because an affidavit is a sworn or affirmed document there are penalties for making a false affidavit. For a Special Hardship Order application, your affidavit must include supporting evidence and information that you intend to rely on for the application such as: the hours that a vehicle is needed to be driven for work purposes; there is no other means of transport reasonably available to you to get to or from work that you are the only person available to drive a motor vehicle to take your family member with a medical condition or physical incapacity to a place to receive regular and necessary medical treatment. The above are only examples of the sorts of things that you may wish to give evidence about in support of your application to which the Court may have regard and the list is by no means exhaustive. Affidavits must be sworn or affirmed in the presence of a Justice of the Peace, Commissioner of Declarations or legal practitioner who must sign the document as witness. The evidence presented in the affidavit must be the person s own evidence and cannot be evidence that would be given by another person. For this reason it is necessary to obtain an affidavit from your employer deposing to the consequences of your inability to drive a motor vehicle. It will be insufficient to persuade the Court of the impact of a suspension of your driver s licence for you to simply tender a letter from your employer. Service of Documents Your application and affidavit must be served on the Department of Transport not fewer than seven (7) days prior to the hearing of your application. The application and affidavit don t have to be served together but both must have reached the Department of Transport within the seven (7) day limit. Special Hardship Orders are Discretionary A Court is not obliged to grant a Special Hardship Order. It may only do so if the eligibility criteria referred to previously in this guide are satisfied and none of the disqualifying circumstance are present. If those to criteria are satisfied then the Court may consider your application and decide whether your circumstances merit the granting of the Order. When determining whether your circumstances warrant the making of an Order the Court must have regard to the following factors: First, that you are eligible; Second, that there are no disqualifying circumstances; Third, that not granting your application for a Special Hardship Order would cause severe and unusual hardship to: you or your family by reason of you being deprived of your means of earning a living; or 5

9 you or your family by reason other than being deprived of your means of earning a living. Fourth, that you are a fit and proper person to continue to drive, having regard to the safety of other road users. In order to be satisfied of the facts of your eligibility, the absence of disqualifying circumstances, the hardship you or your family would suffer and that you are otherwise a fit and proper person having regard to the safety of other road users the Court must have affidavit evidence before it setting out those facts and circumstances as well as any documentary evidence supporting your contentions. The Hearing At the hearing of the application you will be required to be present and should be prepared to be cross-examined on your affidavit evidence by the representative of the Department of Transport. The magistrate hearing your application may also wish to ask you questions the Court feels are relevant to the exercise of the discretion required in the making of the decision as to whether to grant or refuse your application for a Special Hardship Order. The Magistrate may ask the representative of the Department of Transport whether or not they oppose the application. The Department of Transport will either oppose or not oppose the application but will not consent to an order being made. Even if the Department, through its representative, indicates to the Court that it does not oppose the application that is not the end of the matter. In those circumstances you must still satisfy the Court that, based on the affidavit material you have filed, you meet the criteria and satisfy the discretionary factors the Court needs to consider before it will make an Order. If the Department opposes your application they will argue against the Magistrate exercising their discretion in your favour and you will need to overcome those objections as well as satisfy the Court of the matters it must be satisfied of and that your circumstances warrant the making of an Order in your favour. Other than the Department s representative answering the Magistrate s inquiry as to whether the Department of Transport opposes the application or not you as the applicant will be required to present your case first based on your affidavit material and application documents. You should have copies of your application and affidavits with you and be able to refer to them in framing your submissions. You should also have copies of any documents you wish to tender as exhibits such as references for the Magistrate, the Department of Transport and for yourself to refer to. When tendering documents such as references it is important that you give the original document to the Court. Once you have been cross-examined (if in fact you are) on your affidavit material and have responded to the Magistrate s questions (if any) you should be prepared to make your submissions to the Court based on your material as to why the Court should exercise its discretion in your favour. This is a little like leading the Court through the factors it needs to consider and referring it to the place in your affidavit material where the evidence which supports your submission is set out. Once you have made your submissions the Department of Transport s representative will make theirs and then it will be up to the Magistrate to make the decision. If Your Application is Successful If the Court grants your application for a Special Hardship Order you will be issued with a copy of the order and will then be required to return to the Department of Transport to obtain a replacement licence. You must fill in the relevant form, be able to produce the Order and pay the fee ion order to obtain your replacement driver s licence. Your replacement licence will be issued with an X3 endorsement which signifies that you may only drive while carrying, and in accordance with, the Special Hardship Order and any variation of it. 6

10 Duration of Special Hardship Orders Your Special Hardship Order will apply for the length of the suspension period detailed on the suspension notice originally sent to you and begins from the date of the Court Order. Variation of Special Hardship Orders You may make an application to a Magistrates Court to vary the restrictions stated on your Special Hardship Order should the circumstances under which you are required to drive change since the Special Hardship Order was originally made in your favour. Breaching the Conditions of a Special Hardship Order If you fail to comply with the provisions of a Special Hardship Order you will expose yourself to prosecution for and conviction for the offence of failing to comply with your Special Hardship Order or the restrictions stated in the order, the Court may impose a fine of up to $2000 as well as disqualifying you from holding or obtaining a driver licence for: if your Special Hardship Order still applies the balance of the order period still to be served by you as well as an additional three (3) months; or if your Special Hardship Order no longer applies three (3) months from the day of your conviction. 7

11 Restricted Work License Applications When a person is charged with driving with a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) in excess of the low range limit but less than the high range limit they may be eligible to apply for a Restricted Work Licence. Restricted Work Licences are very technical and are by no means easy to obtain. Drink Driving Typical Penalties Penalties for drink driving can be quite severe depending on the driver s BAC and the driver s traffic history. The severity of the penalty increases with the driver s BAC. Penalties for drink driving usually comprise of both a Driver s Licence disqualification period, along with a monetary penalty or fine. However, where the Court considers the offending behaviour is not sufficiently penalised by the imposition of a fine or if a fine is inappropriate for some other reason the Magistrate has other sentencing options such as: a community service order or probation; an intensive correction order; a wholly suspended term of imprisonment; imprisonment with immediate parole; or a term of actual imprisonment to be served. Of course, actual imprisonment is a sentence of last resort where no other form of punishment is considered appropriate. Typical disqualification periods for open licence holders where the driver s blood alcohol concentration is below 0.15%, range between 1 and 9 months. In the same circumstances where the license holder is not an open license holder the range is typically between 3 and 9 months. In both instances the driver will face a maximum fine of $1, Where a driver s blood alcohol concentration is over 0.15%, the driver will typically be disqualified for a period of between 6 months and 5 years. The driver will also be fined up to $2, again depending on other circumstances which exist at the time of offending and the traffic history of the driver the Magistrate has the full range of sentencing options to choose from. Where a driver is convicted of having had a blood alcohol concentration over 0.15% on 3 occasions within a 5 year period, imprisonment forms a mandatory part of the penalty. Eligibility for a Restricted Work License Certain drivers may be eligible to apply for a Restricted Work Licence, which allows the Restricted license holder to continue driving for work purposes only throughout their disqualification period. To be eligible to apply for a Restricted Work Licence, the applicant: must be the holder of a Queensland open or provisional licence; have been charged with and be found guilty or be pleading guilty to driving with a blood alcohol concentration of more than 0.05% and less than 0.15% (between 0% and 0.15% for Provisional Licence holders); must not have been driving for work purposes when charged; 8

12 Provisional licence holders under 25 years of age and Learner s Permit holders are not eligible to apply for a Restricted Work Licence. Disqualifying Circumstances The Court must not grant a Restricted Work Licence application if, within the last five years before the making of the application: your Queensland driver s licence had been previously suspended or cancelled; you have been disqualified from holding or obtaining a Queensland driver s licence; your authority to drive on Queensland roads under a non-queensland driver licence previously held by you has been suspended; you were made ineligible to apply for a Queensland driver s licence because you exceeded your demerit point threshold, or were convicted of driving more than 40km/h over the speed limit, at a time when you were unlicensed; or you have been convicted of operating a motor vehicle dangerously. This includes circumstances where, although your license was suspended, you had the benefit of a Special Hardship Order or Restricted Work Licence Eligibility to apply for a Restricted Work Licence is not affected by: a suspension because you failed to appear in court to answer a charge of drink or drug driving; an immediate licence suspension under 79B(2) Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act 1995; because of an alleged drink or drug driving offence; a 24 hour suspension because of a drink or drug driving related matter; a suspension or cancellation that was set aside under 132(4) Transport Operations (Road Use Management Driver Licensing) Regulation 2010; a suspension, cancellation or disqualification that was set aside on appeal, other than a demerit points suspension or a high speed suspension; a suspension or cancellation because of mental or physical incapacity; a suspension under 105 of the State Penalties Enforcement Act 1999; a suspension or cancellation that was set aside on a review by QCAT. 9

13 Making an Application for a Restricted Work License The First Court Date When you go to Court having been charged with a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) offence you will be asked how you intend to plead to the offence. If you intend to plead Not Guilty the matter will be set down for a trial in due course and adjourned to another date in order to facilitate that process. If you inform the Court that you intend to plead guilty you should also inform the Court that you wish to apply for a Restricted Work License. The Court will then adjourn your matter to a hearing date for that application. If you have been charged with a mid-range Blood Alcohol Concentration offence you may also apply to the Court to allow you to drive pending the hearing of your application. As you cannot make an application for a Restricted Work License at a time after being disquaiified from holding a driver s licence the offence which brings you before the Court by reason of which you need to make the application for a Restricted Work License will also be adjourned to that date. Whether you inform the Court that you intend to plead guilty or not guilty you will be bailed to appear at Court on the next occasion. The Application Itself The application must be made in the approved form a sample form appears at Appendix B of this Guide. The application must be accompanied by relevant affidavits setting out the evidence on which the application is based. As with applications for Special Hardship Orders, applications and affidavits must be given to the Court and to the prosecution (in this case the Police officers responsible for prosecuting the offence before the Court) Affidavits An affidavit is a statement of facts about a matter which is sworn or affirmed by the person making it as true. Because an affidavit is a sworn or affirmed document there are penalties for making a false affidavit. For a Restricted Work Licence application, your affidavit must include supporting evidence and information that you intend to rely on for the application such as: the hours that a vehicle is needed to be driven for work purposes; there is no other means of transport reasonably available to you to get to or from work The above are only examples of the sorts of things that you may wish to give evidence about in support of your application to which the Court may have regard and the list is by no means exhaustive. Affidavits must be sworn or affirmed in the presence of a Justice of the Peace, Commissioner of Declarations or legal practitioner who must sign the document as witness. The evidence presented in the affidavit must be the person s own evidence and cannot be evidence that would be given by another person. For this reason it is necessary to obtain an affidavit from your employer deposing to the consequences of your inability to drive a motor vehicle. It will be insufficient to persuade the Court of the impact of a disqualification from driving for you to simply tender a letter from your employer. Restricted Work Licence Orders are Discretionary A Court is not obliged to grant a Restricted Work Licence. It may only do so if the eligibility criteria referred to previously in this guide are satisfied and none of the disqualifying circumstance are present. If those to criteria are satisfied then the Court may consider your application and decide whether your circumstances merit the granting of the 10

14 Order. When determining whether your circumstances warrant the granting of a Restricted Work Licence the Court must have regard to the following factors: First, that you are eligible; Second, that there are no disqualifying circumstances; Third, that not granting your application for a Restricted Work Licence would cause severe and unusual hardship to you or your family by reason of you being deprived of your means of earning a living; and Fourth, that you are otherwise a fit and proper person to continue to drive, having regard to the safety of other road users. In order to be satisfied of the facts of your eligibility, the absence of disqualifying circumstances, the hardship you or your family would suffer and that you are otherwise a fit and proper person having regard to the safety of other road users the Court must have affidavit evidence before it setting out those facts and circumstances as well as any documentary evidence supporting your contentions. The Hearing The hearing of your application for a Restricted Work Licence will occur immediately following your being dealt with for the Blood Alcohol Concentration offence necessitating the application. This will be after you plead guilty or after you are found guilty following a trial. If You Are Found Guilty Following a Trial If you are found guilty following a trial then you should inform the Magistrate you wish to make an application for a Restricted Work Licence after you are found guilty but before you are disqualified from driving by the Magistrate. If You Plead Guilty If you intend to plead guilty the first thing the Court will do is hear the prosecution set out the facts and circumstances constituting the Blood Alcohol Concentration offence. This will be done by the Police Prosecutor. You will then be asked how you wish to plead and you will inform the Court that you wish to plead guilty to the offence and that you wish to make an application for a Restricted Work Licence. This will be done by your legal representative if you have one. You or your legal representative will then make submissions in mitigation of penalty surrounding the offence and then make your application for a Restricted Work Licence. In All Applications The Court will then, generally, enquire of the Police Prosecutor whether the application is opposed. You should be prepared to be cross-examined on your affidavit evidence by the Police Prosecutor. The Magistrate hearing your application may also wish to ask you questions the Court feels are relevant to the exercise of the discretion required in the making of the decision as to whether to grant or refuse your application for a Restricted Work Licence. Even if the Police indicate to the Court that they do not oppose the application that is not the end of the matter. In those circumstances you must still satisfy the Court that, based on the affidavit material you have filed, you meet the criteria and satisfy the discretionary factors the Court needs to consider before it will granting the application. 11

15 If the Police oppose your application they will argue against the Magistrate exercising their discretion in your favour and you will need to overcome those objections as well as satisfy the Court of the matters it must be satisfied of and that your circumstances warrant the granting of your application. You should have copies of your application and affidavits with you and be able to refer to them in framing your submissions. You should also have copies of any documents you wish to tender as exhibits such as references for the Magistrate, the Police Prosecutor and for yourself to refer to. When tendering documents such as references it is important that you give the original document to the Court. Once you have been cross-examined (if in fact you are) on your affidavit material and have responded to the Magistrate s questions (if any) you should be prepared to make your submissions to the Court based on your material as to why the Court should exercise its discretion in your favour. This is a little like leading the Court through the factors it needs to consider and referring it to the place in your affidavit material where the evidence which supports your submission is set out. Once you have made your submissions the Police Prosecutor will make theirs and then it will be up to the Magistrate to make the decision. If Your Application is Successful If the Court grants your application for a Restricted Work Licence the Magistrate will disqualify you from holding or obtaining a driver s licence and impose a fine or other penalty depending on the blood Alcohol Concentration relevant to the offence and your driving history. The Magistrate will then make an Order directing that you be issued with a Restricted Licence for work purposes only and will set out the restrictions relevant to that licence. You will be issued with a copy of the order and will then be required to return to the Department of Transport to obtain a replacement licence. You must fill in the relevant form, be able to produce the Order and pay the fee ion order to obtain your replacement driver s licence. Your replacement licence will be issued with an endorsement which signifies that you may only drive while carrying, and in accordance with, the Restricted Work Licence Order and any variation of it. 12

16 Duration of Restricted Work Licences Your Restricted Work Licence will apply for the length of the disqualification period ordered by the Magistrate, generally double the period that would be ordered if no Restricted Work Licence application had been made, and commencing on the date of the Court Order. Variation of Restricted Work Licences You may make an application to a Magistrates Court to vary the restrictions stated on your Restricted Work Licence should the circumstances under which you are required to drive change since the Restricted Work Licence was originally granted. Breaching the Conditions of Restricted Work Licences If you fail to comply with the provisions of a Restricted Work Licence you will expose yourself to prosecution for and conviction for the offence of failing to comply with your Restricted Work Licence or the restrictions stated in the order, the Court may impose a fine of up to $2000 as well as disqualifying you from holding or obtaining a driver licence for: if your Restricted Work Licence is still in force the balance of the order period still to be served by you as well as an additional period Ordered by the Magistrate; or if your Restricted Work Licence is no longer in force a period Ordered by the Magistrate commencing from the date of your conviction. You may also be fined up to $1,

17 Further Information If there are any aspects of the issues addressed in this guide which require further or more detailed explanation, please contact us and make an appointment to explore any issues which may concern you and your specific individual circumstances. The advice contained in this guide is of a general nature only. Specific advice in relation to your personal situation should be sought in all circumstances. About Us Reardon & Associates Lawyers was established in 1999 and has continually practiced in Driver s Licencing, Traffic Matters and related jurisdictions including Criminal Law since that time. We are located in Brisbane, Queensland, and represent clients from all over Queensland in relation to Driver s Licencing issues. We are able to regional Courts if your matter requires that we do so. Appointments We maintain a schedule of appointments which we ask our clients to follow. This assists us in allocating resources and, more importantly, reduces your waiting time. However, our appointment schedule is usually flexible enough to allow urgent appointments to be made at very short notice when necessary. We prefer afternoon appointments as mornings are usually devoted to Court appearances. Hours of Business Our usual hours of business are between 8.30 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. Monday to Friday. If you have difficulty attending between these times, we will endeavour to accommodate a request for an appointment outside our usual hours of business. Letters and Telephoning In general we prefer you to give us your instructions and respond to our queries in writing. This is because, in general, we are able to read what you have written more quickly than listening to you tell us what you need to tell us and also because your written instructions in your own words removes the need for us to interpret what you mean by what you say. Receiving your instructions in writing also allows us to refer back to your own words rather than our notes of what was said if we need to, without needing to have you repeat yourself. is a fast and effective means of giving us your instructions in writing and us making enquiries of you and responding to your queries without you needing to wait to catch us on the telephone. communications are our preferred means of communication and allow for us to reflect on what you have asked and what our responses are to those enquiries without you having to wait to get a call back from us or try to catch us on the telephone when we are not in Court. Funding Arrangements Legal Aid is not usually available to make application for either Special Hardship Order applications or for applications for Restricted Work Licences. 14

18 We are, however, able to offer a fixed fee service for representation in relation to both types of application. If you want us to represent you in your application for a Special Hardship Order or for a Restricted Work Licence we will need you to agree to our fees and place money into our Trust Account to cover those fees before we commence work on your behalf. Contact Us If you need to make an application for either a Special Hardship Order of a Restricted Work Licence then contact us on line using this form. Once we receive your details we ll contact you to discuss how we can help you. First Name Street Number and Name Middle Names Suburb/City Postcode Last Name Phone Number Date of Birth Address Next Court Date Court Location Work Licence Application Special Hardship Order Open Licence Provisional Licence Additional Information 15

19 Copyright Notice 2012 Reardon & Associates Lawyers. All rights reserved. No part of this work covered by copyright may be reproduced or copied in any form or by any means (graphic, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, taping, or information retrieval system) without the written permission of Reardon & Associates Lawyers or its approved nominee or licensee. 16

20 Appendix A Sample Special Hardship Order Application Form Appendix A

21 Appendix B Sample Restricted License Order Application Form Appendix B

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