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488 Bourke Street
Melbourne, Vic 3000

Ph: (03) 9668 7600

Drink Driving Offences

The length of the disqualification period depends upon the particular offence and various factors which include: 
  • whether the offence arises from exceed the prescribed concentration of alcohol (exceed PCA) or amounts to a refusal to comply with a director to provide either a preliminary (road side) or evidentiary breath test (a 2nd breath test usually taken at a police station). 

  • the blood alcohol concentration (the higher the bac% the longer the disqualification)

  • whether the offence is a first or subsequent offence


Drink driving offences in Victoria are prosecuted under the Road Safety Act 1986 (Vic).

All drink driving offences under the Road Safety Act 1986 (Vic) carry mandatory periods of disqualification.  To learn more about the disqualification periods that apply for drink driving offences refer to our blog.

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