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More information on the program can be found on the Mandatory Alcohol Interlock Program page.

1What is an alcohol interlock exemption?

An alcohol interlock exemption may exempt you from some or all aspects of the Mandatory Alcohol Interlock Program and may result in you:

  • being allowed to drive a work vehicle with no interlock installed
  • not having to have an interlock installed in your vehicle
  • being exempt from other aspects of the Mandatory Alcohol Interlock Program.

2Who is eligible to apply for an alcohol interlock exemption?

You may apply for an exemption from some or all aspects of the Mandatory Alcohol Interlock Program if:

  • you have a medical condition that makes you unable to operate an alcohol interlock
  • you reside or frequently visit King Island or the Furneaux group (which makes it unfeasible to install an alcohol interlock to your vehicle)
  • You or a member of your family will be caused severe hardship if you participate in the program
  • You have an interlock installed in a personal vehicle but also need to drive a vehicle to or from work or for the purposes of work.*

* If you only intend on driving a work vehicle (i.e. you have not nominated another vehicle or been granted an exemption based on other grounds) you will not be eligible for a work exemption and will be required to have an alcohol interlock device fitted to your work vehicle as a condition of re-licensing.

You can apply for an exemption for more than one reason.

3How do I apply for an alcohol interlock exemption?

To apply for an alcohol interlock exemption, you must:

  1. fill in the Alcohol interlock exemption request form
  2. collect and attach the supporting documentation for your exemption request
  3. send your exemption request, application fee and supporting documentation to:
    Registrar of Motor vehicles, GPO Box 1002, Hobart, Tasmania, 7001 or take it to a Service Tasmania.