Drink and drug driver education course
If you lose your licence because of drink or drug driving, you must complete the Back on Track approved drink and drug driver course before you can reapply for a Northern Territory (NT) driver licence.
The course is made up of four mandatory three-hour sessions. You must complete the full three hours of each session.
What units you need to study
The course units you will need to do will depend on:
- the offence you were convicted of - drink or drug driving
- the blood alcohol concentration you were convicted of - for drink driving offences
- if it was your first offence.
Convicted drug-driving offenders need to complete unit 1 only.
The table below tells you which course units you need to do.
|Offence||Blood alcohol content (BAC)||First offence||Subsequent offences|
|Driving under the influence (DUI)|
|Unit 1||Units 1 and 2|
|Low range||0.05% to 0.08%||N/A||N/A|
|Medium range||0.08% to 0.15%||Unit 1||Units 1 and 2|
|High range||0.15% and above||Units 1 and 2||
Units 1 and 2|
only where a second offence is committed within three years of a first offence for high-range drink-driving
|Refusing to give breath sample||Any level||Units 1 and 2||Units 1 and 2|
Conditions that apply to participants during the course will be discussed with you at the time of booking. You will be asked to sign a contract to show that you understand and agree to attend with these conditions.
You will be breath tested each day of the course and must return a 0.0% reading. If you record any reading above 0.0% you will have to rebook another course.
After you have finished the course
After you have successfully completed the program, you will need to take your certificate of completion to the MVR to regain your driver licence. Read how to renew your driver licence.
How to apply
To register in the Back on Track drink and drug driver course, contact a course provider in your area from the list below.
You will need to pay to attend the course. The provider can tell you how much the course will cost and when payment needs to be made.
You should contact a provider as early as possible, as it can take several months to book a place.
|Darwin, Palmerston, Tiwi Islands, Katherine, Victoria Daly region, Roper Gulf region, West Arnhem and East Arnhem regions||In Gear Australia|
|Darwin, Palmerston, Tiwi Islands, Katherine, Victoria Daly region, Roper Gulf region, West Arnhem and East Arnhem regions||Eagle Training Services NT||08 8953 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Darwin and Palmerston||EASA||08 8941 email@example.com|
|Katherine, Victoria Daly and Roper Gulf regions, West Arnhem and West Daly regions||EASA||08 8941 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Alice Springs, Central Desert and MacDonnell regions||Drug and Alcohol Services Association Inc. (DASA)||08 8952 email@example.com|
|Tennant Creek and Barkly regions||Drug and Alcohol Services Association Inc. (DASA)||08 8952 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Alice Springs, Central Desert and MacDonnell regions||Central Australian Driving Schoolemail@example.com|
|Bathurst Island and Melville Island||Tiwi Island Training and Employment Board||08 8941 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Willowra, Lajamanu and Nyirrpi||Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education||1800 677 email@example.com|
If you don't speak English well
If English is not your first language, advise the course provider who will discuss interpreter service options with you.
To find a course available near you, contact a course provider from the list above.
Last updated: 31 March 2021
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