Your road vehicle licence may be disqualified for a number of reasons including; if you drive without a valid licence or due to a suspension from demerit points, excess speeding, driving with a blood alcohol concentration, driving whilst under the influence of drugs, driving whilst medically unfit to operate a vehicle or failing to provide a breath specimen when requested, among others.
In Queensland if you receive a disqualification for a road vehicle your marine/boat licence will not be automatically disqualified as it is a separate licence. However, your marine licence will be cancelled if a court disqualifies you for a conviction under the Transport Operations (Marine Safety) Act 1994 for infringing any of the following:
As with a road vehicle, a court may also disqualify your licence if you are in control of a ship/boat whilst:
If your marine licence is cancelled then all your marine licences held will be cancelled including commercial, recreational, pilot and engineering licences. If you do not agree with a disqualification order you can appeal against the disqualification. Once an appeal is made, the disqualification is suspended and your marine licence is reinstated pending the outcome of the appeal.
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