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Alcohol ignition interlocks

Financial assistance for the Alcohol Ignition Interlock Program

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You may be able to apply for financial assistance to help with the cost of participating in the interlock program.

If your application is approved your interlock provider receives the money to help pay for the cost of:

  • fitting an interlock
  • interlock rental and scheduled servicing
  • removing the interlock.

Eligibility for financial assistance

You may be able to apply if you:

  • hold a valid Queensland driver licence with an interlock condition or you have a pending licence application
  • are an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • have an annual income and bank balance (liquid assets) under the maximum allowable limits, that apply to your circumstances (refer to the Income and assets limit table)
  • have not received financial assistance for the interlock program in the last 5 years.

Income and asset limits for your circumstance

  • Single (single or separated)—not in workforce
  • Single (single or separated)—in workforce
  • Couple (married or de facto)—neither in workforce
  • Couple (married or de facto)—either/both in workforce

If you have a partner, their income and bank balance will also be assessed.

If you are a dependent child, your parent(s)/guardian(s)’ income and liquid assets will be assessed.

Circumstances Maximum annual income Maximum liquid assets
Single (single or separated)—not in workforce $26,173.76 $3,000
1 dependent child $34,628.96 $3,000
2 dependent children $42,686.88 $3,000
3 dependent children $50,744.80 $3,000
4+ dependent children $58,802.72 $3,000
Single (single or separated)—in workforce $31,812.12 $3,000
1 dependent child $40,273.56 $3,000
2 dependent children $48,325.76 $3,000
3 dependent children $56,383.68 $3,000
4+ dependent children $64,441.08 $3,000
Couple (married or de facto)—neither in workforce $36,241.48 $5,000
1 dependent child $44,299.40 $5,000
2 dependent children $52,357.32 $5,000
3 dependent children $60,415.24 $5,000
4+ dependent children $68,473.16 $5,000
Couple (married or de facto)—either/both in workforce $41,880.36 $5,000
1 dependent child $49,938.28 $5,000
2 dependent children $57,996.20 $5,000
3 dependent children $66,054.12 $5,000
4+ dependent children $74,112.04 $5,000

How to apply for financial assistance

You can apply for financial assistance up to 6 weeks before your drink driving disqualification period ends.

You need to complete the alcohol ignition interlock financial assistance application form (F4899). The form will tell you what supporting documents you need to provide for your situation.

Apply by email

Email your completed application and copies of your supporting documentation to AIIP.IPU@tmr.qld.gov.au

Apply in person

Complete the alcohol ignition interlock financial assistance application (F4899) and take your supporting documentation to your nearest transport and motoring customer service centre.

Apply by mail

Send your application and supporting documentation to:

Department of Transport and Main Roads
Interlock Processing Unit
GPO Box 1412
Brisbane  QLD  4001

In this guide:

  1. Performance-based Alcohol Ignition Interlock Program
  2. Time-based Alcohol Ignition Interlock Program
  3. Getting an interlock
  4. Approved interlock providers
  5. Financial assistance for the Alcohol Ignition Interlock Program
  6. Exemptions in the Alcohol Ignition Interlock Program

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