Recently lost your Western Australian Driver's Licence or know someone who has? You are definitely not alone. In Western Australia, driving is for many people a necessity to get to and from places such as work, school, doctor's clinic and the local grocery store or supermarket.
If you find yourself in the situation where you have lost your WA Driver's Licence, you may be eligible for a special circumstances driver's licence known in Western Australia as an "WA Extraordinary Driver's Licence".
To be eligible for a WA Extraordinary Driver's Licence, you must ensure that first of all, you satisfy all the necessary pre-requisites under WA Law. It should be noted that not everyone will be eligible to apply.
Sometimes an application for a WA Extraordinary Driver's Licence may be complex or challenging due to circumstances such as re-offending after being disqualified from driving or drink-driving. In such such situations, it is recommended that before applying for a WA Extraordinary Driver's Licence that you seek legal advice from a lawyer knowledgeable in this area of legal practice.
Most people who apply for a WA Extraordinary Driver's Licence are typically in a complex situation. There are though instances where an application is simple and as such, require little assistance from a Perth lawyer. It is still however recommended that you seek legal advice prior to undertaking to prepare an application for a WA Extraordinary Driver's Licence
Prior to applying for a WA Extraordinary Driver's Licence, you should be able to:
Explain concisely why you require the special licence;
Understand the legal pre-requisites in terms of eligibility; and
Explain why you will not be a danger to the public if given the special licence.
If you remain unclear about any of the above points, it is recommended that you seek legal advice.
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