The Demerit Points Scheme is a national program that allocates penalty points (demerits) for a range of driving offences. The scheme is designed to encourage safe and responsible driving. Along with financial penalties, demerit points provide a strong incentive to drive within the law.
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How you accumulate points, what the limits are for each licence type, and what happens if you reach or go over your limit.
Double demerit periods apply during holiday period such as long weekends, Christmas, New Year and Easter.
Some offences attract an additional demerit point if they're committed in an operating school zone.
Excess speed offences result in immediate licence suspension, and also carry demerit points, meaning you may get 2 suspensions if you speed.
Learner drivers can accrue demerit points if they commit an offence while driving.
Eligible professional drivers have an increased demerit points limit of 14 points. Find out if you qualify.