If you have been disqualified by a Magistrate or a Judge you are not allowed to drive for the period stated.
This makes it different to driving while suspended which is a suspension from a police officer.
If you are caught driving during this period you will likely be charged and the vehicle impounded.
If you are convicted you risk being disqualified for a minimum of 6 months (or a minimum of 12 months if it's your 3rd or more time).
You risk your car being seized and sold by the court. This is actually a mandatory law though clients are rarely told about it. There are loopholes to protect your car from being seized.
In terms of not being disqualified again there are several options:
To be clear you cannot apply for or be granted a limited licence if you are disqualified for driving while disqualified.
I have successfully defended charges of driving while disqualified and saved people's licences using the other legal option available.