Demerit points and offences

The Police regularly patrol the roads to deter and detect dangerous driving. There are heavy penalties, including demerit points, fines and on-the-spot licence suspensions, for drivers who break the law.

Latest news

Drug driving reforms from 1 July 2018

As part of the NSW Road Safety Plan 2021, the NSW Government is strengthening penalties and enhancing enforcement to tackle drug driving.

Driver licence disqualification reforms

Penalties for driver licence disqualification changed in late 2017, with the aim of reducing unauthorised driving. Find out more about the disqualification reforms.

Changes to the Graduated Licensing Scheme from 20 November 2017

Changes for L, P1 and P2 drivers apply - find out how this will affect you.

In this section...

Demerit points

Licence suspension and disqualification

Alcohol and drug offences

Heavy vehicle offences

Motorcycle offences

Other serious driving offences

Seat belts and child restraints


Street racing and other 'hoon' offences

Uncovered loads

Unlicensed driving

Unregistered and uninsured vehicles

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