Speeding penalties

Note:

Demerit point information is a guide only and is subject to change at any time without notice.

On declared public holiday long weekend periods in NSW the demerit points for all speeding, seat belt, child restraint and helmet offences are doubled.

Speeding is the most common contributing factor to road fatalities in NSW.

What penalties apply for speeding in NSW?

If your vehicle is detected by a fixed speed camera, mobile speed camera or Police Officer and a penalty notice is issued, you will incur a fine and licence demerit points. Learner and P1 licence holders will have their licence suspended for at least 3 months for any speeding offence.

There are licence suspension periods, similar to the minimum disqualification periods applied by a court, for exceeding the speed limit by more than 30 km/h (3 months), and by more than 45 km/h (6 months).

If police catch you speeding by more than 45km/h over the limit you may have your licence immediately suspended and confiscated at the roadside for 6 months.

Note: Since 21 May 2007 increased fines and demerit points apply to certain traffic and parking offences committed within operating school zones. 

The table below displays the fixed penalty notice fines and demerit points for speeding as at 1 July 2013.

Licence suspension and disqualification periods for speeding

Licence holders may be disqualified or have their licence suspended for the following serious speeding offences:

  • Driving more than 45km/h above the speed limit - suspension or disqualification for six months.
  • Driving more than 30km/h but not more than 45km/h above the speed limit - suspension or disqualification for three months.

In addition to the suspension and disqualification periods, these offences also carry demerit points which are added to the licence holder's record. If the licence holder reaches or exceeds their demerit points limit, these points may contribute to an additional suspension or refusal period under the Demerit Points Scheme.

Penalties

Offence
Light Vehicles
Mid Range Trucks
(>4.5t but <=12.0t GVM)
Coaches & Heavy
Vehicles
Exceed speed limit by:
Demerit Points
Fine
Fine
Fine
Not more than 10 km/h
1
$106
$319
$319
Not more than 10 km/h
(Learner, P1 or P2 licence holder)
4
$106
$319
$319
Not more than 10 km/h (in school zone)
2
$177
$425
$425
Not more than 10 km/h (Learner, P1 or P2 in school zone)
5
$177
$425
$425
More than 10 km/h but not more than 20 km/h
3
$248
$425
$425
More than 10 km/h but not more than 20 km/h (Learner, P1 or P2 licence holder)
4
$248
$425
$425
More than 10 km/h but not more than 20 km/h (in school zone)
4
$319
$531
$531
More than 10 km/h but not more than 20 km/h (Learner, P1 or P2 in school zone)
5
$319
$531
$531
More than 20 km/h but not more than 30 km/h
4
$425
$531
$531
More than 20 km/h but not more than 30 km/h (in school zone)
5
$531
$638
$638
More than 30 km/h but not more than 45 km/h
5
$815
$815
$1,276
More than 30 km/h but not more than 45 km/h (in school zone)
6
$1,028
$1,028
$1,346
More than 45 km/h
6
$2,197
$2,197
$3,331
More than 45 km/h (in school zone)
7
$2,341
$2,341
$3,612

  

Listed below are the penalties if you are convicted by a court.

Offence
Court Maximum Fine
Licence Disqualification
Exceed speed limit by:
Light Vehicles
Heavy Vehicles
 
Not more than 10 km/h
$2,200
$2,200
-
More than 10 km/h but not more than 20 km/h
$2,200
$2,200
-
More than 20 km/h but not more than 30 km/h
$2,200
$2,200
-
More than 30 km/h but not more than 45 km/h
$2,200
$2,200
3 months (minimum)
More than 45 km/h
$2,530
$3,740
6 months (minimum)