Need a Work or Limited Licence?

Auckland | NZ Nationwide

This page is for Auckland customers. If you live elsewhere in New Zealand, please see our Nationwide Service page.

Fast, Efficient VIP Service For Everyone

Get Started Fee Only $230 + Balance $460* = $690 (Incl GST)

Plus court filing fee $200.00 for Demerit Points or $150 for Drink Drive / Court imposed disqualification.

*Can be paid in 1 hit or in 2 instalments of $230 (before application filed in court)

Satisfaction or money back guarantee*

Read our Frequently Asked Questions and our Best Fee Promise.

What you get for your $690 (Incl GST) fee in Auckland:

  • Fastest work licence application online
  • Instant easy access to comprehensive (online) 10 minute questionnaire!
  • Normal time 7-10 working days if you have been served your demerit letter or your 28 day Court ordered stand-down has or is about to expire otherwise it will take longer.
  • Next day office appointment (1/2 block up from Auckland District Court) or same day telephone interview! Your choice! (Telephone interview takes approx 15-20 minutes)
  • Always available via Iphone or Ipad to make an appointment
  • Fast response to your email or txt
  • 24 hour on call office secretary toll free 0800 ok2drive number 24/7 or txt to 021911133 to book appointment
  • Filing fee $200 for Demerits or $150 for Drink Drive or other Court disqualifiation (NOT INCLUDED in lawyer's $690 inclusive GST fee). Filing Fee must be paid prior to the court hearing.
  • Pay as you go for Limited Licence. 
  • Instructing Solicitor available if you don’t have one.
  • Extra $230 if your application becomes complicated ie: preparing an extra affidavit, extra hours or area against legal advice given.
  • Extra charge of $250+GST only if your application is opposed by police and a court hearing is required (this is rare).
  • 99% of our applications are unopposed because of the realistic way we prepare your affidavit and frame the draft order.
  • Judges approve most of the applications we file with the court. Often judges praise our applications  in front of the client.
  • In the Greater Auckland area we can arrange a lawyer to go to your employer's work place to save them inconvenience of having to find a lawyer to swear it in front of for a cost of $80.
  • Your application is faxed to to police prosecution as soon as we recieve a scanned copy of your and your employer or accountant's sworn affidavits.
  • Easy payment facility. Cash, EFTPOS, Credit Card, Debit Card or Gold Nugget if you have a sense of humour.
  • Free Log book.
  • Check out our great client references!
  • $460 Money Back Guarantee in relation to 1st drink drive or demerit suspension. We promise to do our best!

Do You Qualify?

You do not qualify for a work licence if:

  • you have an indefinite disqualification and have been ordered to attend an Assessment centre as a result of repeat offences involving alcohol and drugs.
  • you have been convicted of any two of the following types of offences committed in separate incidents within 5 years of each other:
    • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (excluding youth alcohol level)
    • Reckless or dangerous driving
    • Careless driving causing injury or death
    • Failing to stop after an accident
    • Applying for or obtaining a licence whilst disqualified from doing so

Further it is not possible to apply for a work licence:

  • for the purpose of conducting driving tests or acting as a driving instructor
  • for use in a passenger service (unless no more than 20 of the demerit points were accumulated while driving in a passenger service)
  • for use in a transport service, if you were disqualified for excess alcohol while operating a transport service vehicle

Barrister Melanie Coxon can help you online if:

  • this is your first, second or third suspension for demerit points and you are prepared to do an AA defensive driving course as well as install a Navman 650 with GPS and spoken speed limit alert.
  • this is your first drink drive conviction within the past five years (and you have no other disqualifying conviction - see above) and are now on a 28 day stand down or your stand down period has just expired
  • you have been charged with sustained loss of traction or other traffic offence resulting in suspension, are prepared to do an AA defensive driving course.

and now need a work licence as soon as possible to keep your job and alleviate undue hardship not just hardship.

If you qualify then click the RED get started button on this page then answer the questions. (It will take you approximately 10 minutes) If you are not sure call Melanie Coxon on 021911155.

Double check that you have put in the correct rego number/s of the vehicle/s you seek to drive. Also ensure that the vehicle/s you  need to drive are currently registered and have a valid warrant of fitness. If they do not, your application will be seriously delayed.

How it Works

Take 10 minutes and answer as many of the questions as you can on my website then hit the submit button.

As soon as we receive your response by email someone from my office will contact you and make an office or telephone appointment for you to see or talk to us the very next day. No messing around. We will go as fast as you let us. Failing to supply requested information in a timely fashion, uplifting your demerit notice from the local police station or getting your and your employer or accountants affidavits signed and promptly returned is likely to hold up your application.

When you arrive at my chambers I will give you a copy of my client care documents which includes my fee quote $599 + gst. No surprises! Then with your help I will complete preparation of your application in a timely fashion.

Once this is done I will give you my bill of costs which you can pay by EFTPOS, credit card, cash, online bank transfer or 'gold nugget'. (you must also have a sense of humor!) I will then fax or deliver a copy of your application to the police and at the same time book you a court appointment for the hearing of your application.

Now you know what is going to happen, stop sweating! Just click the RED 'Get Started' button on the work licence page and leave the rest up to me!

* How the Money Back Guarantee Works

My ‘Money back Guarantee’ applies only if the police refuse consent and you do not wish to proceed further with your application or the Judge refuses to grant the draft order filed in court or any subsequent amended order despite police consent.

The money back guarantee is subject to you providing me accurate information when you answer the website questions/and or during our telephone conference or in person interview. ie you must have no previous disqualifying offences within 5 years of the date of your current offence. The guarantee applies only if the judge fails to grant the application. ($460 max refund) It does not operate if for any reason you instruct me to stop or withdraw the application once I have prepared your affidavit and supporting papers and obtained police consent. ie you change your mind for any reason whatsoever.

A half fee refund is available if you have written confirmation from your employer that he has withdrawn his affidavit in support of your application and that you have lost your job before the actual court hearing but for no other reason.

Note: No refunds for 'Special Licence Applications'.

Fast & Efficient! Why?

  • Office one half block from the Auckland District Court towards Victoria Street
  • My chambers in the James Kirkpatrick Building, suite 3, ground floor, 87-89 Albert Street
  • The AA (Automobile Association) is 1 block away where you go to pick up your temporary licence

User Friendly

  • FAQs section on website
  • Immediate Appointment
  • Contactable by email or phone 0800ok2drive or 021911133
  • You can also pay by easy online bank direct credit

Great Service

  • Shortest processing time in Auckland!
  • Money Back Guarantee!
  • Free Log book

Get Driving Fast!

  • Take 10 minutes now and get started below
  • Save hours of preparation time for the lawyer
  • Save days processing your application

Still have Questions?

Online Application Form

To get started, fill out the online application form for limited work licences:

Still have Questions?

Recent Feedback

My temporary licence arrived in mail yesterday, now I can get on with my business.

Thanks very much for your good work and great help. As someone in a South Island provincial centre I was sceptical about how it would work getting my limited licence through an Auckland Barrister. Well, it couldn't have been easier, you guys were very on to it and your communication was first rate. I highly recommend you for anyone needing a limited licence.

Regards, A


Yes I’m on the road again, happy to be back working again. Thank you very much, appreciate the help. Awesome service.

Kind Regards, K

Just wanted to say thank you for your awesome service. Really appreciate it, the process was fast and prompt. And i'm really enjoying driving myself to work lol.

Thanks again, N

Hello from the chilly south

All good in regards to my limited work licence, top service and will recommend to anyone I know unfortunate enough to be in similar position.

Thanks for speedy and informed help.

Hi Melanie and the rest of the team, I was planning to email you as I walked home last night because the relief I felt was enormous. Every body was busy or out when I left your office and I was keen to thank you so much for helping me get the limited licence, despite the wild card judge derailing things. Yes I got a call back with a reference number and I was able to get the temporary licence yesterday. I have the court order in the log book and understand the conditions for filling it out before and after each trip. Keep up the good work and I will most definitely recommend you. Thanks again

Hello Melanie & Harriet, I have just uplifted my temporary work licence from the AA branch and would like to thank your team for providing an efficient and affordable service. I will definitely be recommending you to anyone I know who needs assistance. Once again, thank you very much. Regards J - 28 August 12

Once again I would like to thank you for your effort in obtaining the limited licences for me. You have gone extra mile to answer queries and working through Christmas break to ensure that I am back to work in only 2 days. You have contributed immensely in avoiding a possible loss of job for me. I really appreciate your service. Wish you and the team a very Merry Christmas and prosperous New Year. I will definitely recommend you to my other colleagues and family. You delivered more then you promised.

I would just like to thank you again for all your help in obtaining a limited licence for me. It was totally stress free and you were very understanding with the complications I had with the terms of my suspension. It was a very smooth process and you were very prompt, efficient and affordable. Harriet and Melanie were very friendly, can you please extend my regards as they were very professional and helpful. I have highly recommended you to my friends and colleagues. You are a life saver.

Hi Melanie & Team, thanks so much for your fantastic efficient efforts in getting me a day license in just 3 and a half days, it was inexpensive and hassle free. As far as I am concerned it was a small price to pay and all the departments I needed to visit were 'oh so handy' to your office. Your website was user friendly and what a time saver for all concerned.

I lost my licence for demerit points and was recommended Melanie Coxon through a friend, she was a great help and offered fantastic service going the extra mile to get me a limited work licence. I would highly recommend her service, it took a lot of stress off, meaning I was still able to work and support my family. Many thanks for all of your help!!

I found your service excellent and recommend you to everyone especially in regards to the speed you got my limited licence and the communication - with me being far away, and at such reasonable rates.

Hi Melanie & Team, thanks so much for your fantastic efficient efforts in getting me a limited license today.I discovered Melanie Coxon barrister and her Website 0800-ok2-drive which to my surprise was the best value for money and cheapest way for me to get my limited license application underway.She was a great help and offered fantastic service going the extra mile to get me a limited work licence. I would highly recommend her service .Everything went fine at court and I went to the AA outlet and got a temporary licence.Thank you again very very much for your time and effort and for taking care of someone even when theyre way down in the deep south .Recomend to everyone thankyou so much

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Thank you to Melanie Coxon and her team. I would like to say thankyou for all your help in the matter of my limited work licience . It was very professional and made so easy to understand. The whole prosses from start to finish was about two weeks from my first email to getting my limited work licence today with no problems at all. I would reccomend Melanie and her team to anyone that is unfortunate to make the same mistake I did. The service is supurb at a very affordable price.

Geoff, our family and I would like to send you the biggest thank you for sucessfully get Geoff his work licence.

We really appreciate the extra work you had to put into it after realising how many times (4) Geoff had lost his licence in the past due to demerits and for encouraging us to carry on with the licencse even when it all seemed destined to be denied.

So thank you, thank you, thank you and we wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Years. - 28 Nov 2011

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  1. Melanie Coxon holds no indemnity insurance.
  2. Melanie Coxon has had no Law Society complaints in her practising career.
  3. Melanie Coxon has her own complaints procedure available in accordance with the Client Care Rules 2008 of the Lawyers and Conveyancers Act 2006. Details supplied upon engagement, at request, or online here.

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