How do I appeal a driver’s licence or vehicle registration decision?

To appeal a driver’s licence or vehicle registration decision in the Local Court, you need to have an Online Registry account. Once you have registered an account, you may appeal a decision online if:

  • you had your licence suspended by Police
  • you received a letter from the Roads and Maritime Service (RMS) about a driver’s licence decision, and the letter states you have a right to appeal, or
  • you received a letter from the RMS about a vehicle registration decision, and the letter states you have the right to appeal.

If you have an account, login now to complete the appeal form.

For more information about how to answer the questions on the form, see this video on how to complete the licence or registration appeal form

If you don’t have an account, see How do I register an Online Registry account?

Your appeal hearing date

After you have filed your online appeal form, you will receive an email (which will be sent to the email address in your Online Registry account profile) with details of your filing status, and an attached court-sealed document. The attachment will list the time and date of the hearing together with details of the court location you requested. 

You must attend court on the listed hearing date. You should also take printed copies of the court-sealed documents attached to your notification email, and any material which supports the grounds of your appeal application.

If you cannot attend the hearing

If you are unable to attend court on the hearing date listed, your application may be dismissed. However, you may contact the court in advance to ask if the hearing can be listed on an alternative date.