Driving a motor vehicle with a disqualified driver licence is illegal under Section 54(1) of the Road Transport Act 2013 (NSW).
This offence is committed by any individual who drives a motor vehicle on a road or road related area whilst their licence is disqualified. A licence is disqualified only if the court has made an order to that effect after a previous traffic offence. If the police or the Roads and Maritime Services NSW made the determination, an individual’s licence is suspended.
The maximum penalty for a first offence of this type is a fine of $3300 and/or 6 months imprisonment, as well as an automatic further disqualification of 6 months. This increases to $5500 and/or 12 months imprisonment with a further disqualification of 12 months for a second or subsequent offence.
Driving whilst Disqualified is a serious offence and regardless of whether you are a first time offender or not, a criminal conviction may be recorded.