Novice penalties and case management
Learn about what penalties apply to you if you’re a pre-learner, learner or provisional drivers for disobeying the law or conditions on your licence.
If you fail to obey by the conditions of your licence, you can face a number of consequences. These include:
As a P1 licence holder, if you commit any of the following offences you’ll have to restart your 12 month P1 period:
If you’re returning to driving after a period of disqualification, suspension or ineligibility, you’ll be assessed for novice case management.
Novice case management will support you to re-enter and stay in the driver licensing system. It will provide you with greater opportunities to prove that you’re safe to drive on the roads by assessing, analysing and monitoring your driving.
You will be assigned a case manager who will work with you through the process to return to driving. It can include any of the following:
You can also check out the Decision Making Guidelines for Driver Returning from Periods of Disqualification or Suspension (PDF).