Driving history policy
Drink driving and serious driving offences
An applicant with a finding of guilt for exceeding the blood alcohol level (Exceed PCA) with a reading of 0.1% or more may be eligible to apply 10 years after the date of the offence. If the alcohol reading is under 0.1% an applicant may be eligible five years after the date of the offence. Multiple such offences will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. An applicant with a finding of guilt for driving in a manner or speed dangerous, DUI, drug impaired driving including refusing to undergo an assessment or refusing to comply with the requirements of testing, may be eligible to apply 10 years after the date of the offence.
Driving whilst licence suspended, cancelled or disqualified
An applicant found driving whilst their licence is cancelled or disqualified may be eligible to apply 10 years from the date of the offence. An applicant found driving whilst their licence is suspended may be eligible to apply five years from the date of the offence.
Licence Suspensions/ cancelled/ disqualification (not demerit points suspensions)
An applicant (full or probationary licence holder) with any licence suspension/cancellation/disqualification for matters other than drink/drug driving or unpaid fines may be eligible to apply two years after the date the suspension period is completed. An applicant with multiple suspensions will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
Repetitive Traffic infringements
An applicant’s overall driving record (including any loss/suspension of license or repetitive offences) is also taken into consideration when assessing attitude to road law compliance and poor results may result in your application being found unsuitable. An applicant’s overall driving record will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. Unpaid tolls or parking fines will not affect your application, unless the fines are outstanding court fines.
If an applicant has received traffic infringement notices as per the below guide they should request a copy of their driving record (full history) from their state or territory driving department ie: VICROADS and email their report to the recruitment team for review.
- In the last three year period have received four or more traffic infringement notices
- In the last five year period have received five or more traffic infringement notices
- In the past 10 year period have received 12 or more traffic infringement notices
*This does not include parking fines, please refer to the policy for information regarding such fines
An applicant who has incurred eight or more driving demerit points at the time of their application and at any stage up to an offer of employment will be disqualified.