Severe and Unusual Hardship


In making a special hardship order application it is important to understand what the courts would consider severe and unusual hardship. Extreme financial hardship relates to what would happen if you are unable to work but severe and unusual hardship relates to the other circumstances and issues that would arise if you were unable to drive. It is more subjective and in this regard, it is generally considered more difficult to obtain a work licence on this basis.

For example, if you are the sole parent of a child who you take to school and to other activities and if there was no one else to drive them, this would be a strong argument for a special hardship application on the basis of unusual hardship. However, if you are able to rely on other people, it is somewhat more difficult to demonstrate.

If you have any questions about making an application for a special hardship application and what you need to demonstrate, call us today on 3398 1819.