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

Drink and drug driving reforms

From 20 May 2019, tougher penalties apply for low range drink driving offences, and for driving with the presence of an illicit drug.

The change is part of a number of reforms in the Road Safety Plan 2021 to reduce alcohol and drug related trauma on NSW roads.

NSW Fines Review

Fines must strike a balance between deterrence and fairness. However, NSW’s parking fines are higher compared to some interstate and overseas jurisdictions.

The NSW Government has announced a major reform of parking fines. Ten of the most common parking fines, when issued by the NSW Government, have been reduced by 25% in the first step of this major overhaul.

Fines and penalties received by email

In light of recent email scams demanding payment of fake penalty notices, Revenue NSW has clarified how it may contact you about penalty notices or enforcement orders. Read more about how penalties notices and enforcement orders are issued.

Complete your transactions online at Service NSW

In this section...

Search all demerit point offences

School zones and notified school days

Double demerit periods

About the demerit points scheme

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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