Double demerit periods

Double demerit points apply for speeding, seatbelt, motorcycle helmet and mobile phone offences during all holiday periods such as long weekends, Christmas, New Year and Easter.

2018 double demerit periods

The double demerit points period applies from midnight of the start date to midnight on the finish date.

Public Holiday Gazetted Public Holiday Double demerit point period School days in the double demerit point period
Australia Day Friday 26 January Midnight Wednesday 24 January to midnight Sunday 28 January (or Thursday 25-Sunday 28 January inclusive) Nil
Easter Friday 30 March
Saturday 31 March
Sunday 1 April
Monday 2 April
Midnight Wednesday 28 March to midnight Monday 2 April (or Thursday 29 to Monday 2 April inclusive) Thursday 29 March
Anzac Day Wednesday 25 April No double demerit points apply N/A
Queen's Birthday Monday 11 June Midnight Thursday 7 June to midnight Monday 11 June (or Friday 8 to Monday 11 June inclusive) Friday 8 June
Labour Day Monday 1 October Midnight Thursday 27 September to midnight Monday 1 October (or Friday 28 Sept to Monday 1 October inclusive) Friday 28 September
Christmas and Boxing Day Tuesday 25 December
Wednesday 26 December
Midnight Thursday 20 December to midnight Tuesday 1 January (or Friday 21 December 2018 to Tuesday 1 January 2019 inclusive) Friday 21 December
New Years Day 2019 Tuesday 1 January Included in the Christmas period above. Nil
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