If you've had your driver licence suspended by police, or received a letter from Transport for NSW about a vehicle or licence decision, you may be eligible to appeal the decision.

All Transport for NSW licence and registration appeals must be filed to the Local Court within 28 days of receiving the letter.


You may appeal a licence or registration decision in the Local Court if you have:

  • had your licence suspended by Police
  • received a letter from Transport for NSW about either a driver licence or vehicle registration decision, and the letter states you have the right to appeal.

What you need

  • your address and email address
  • your suspension letter, including the date the letter or notice was issued
  • your driver licence number (if filing a licence appeal)
  • your vehicle registration number (if filing a registration appeal)
  • a credit or debit card to pay the appropriate fee (filing fees are calculated after you've completed the online form).

How to appeal

  1. Register or log in to the Online Registry.
  2. Click on the ‘Start a new case’ tab.
  3. Select the ‘Licence or Vehicle Registration Appeal’ form.
  4. Complete the online form.
  5. Pay the appropriate fee to submit your form.

More information

  • Forms that require payment are not submitted to the Court until the payment has been made.
  • If you have been granted a fee waiver or postponement for a particular form, you'll need to file the form in person or by post.

To make sure that you have all the information and documentation you need to complete this transaction, visit the NSW Online Registry.

Last updated: 15 November 2023