Fines, penalties and losing your licence
You must follow the road rules for your safety and the safety of others when you drive. If you don’t, you can be fined or have your driver licence or car taken off you.
Know the road rules
Know what you can and can’t do on the road.
Report unsafe or risky driving — the driver will be contacted by Police if they can be identified, but they won't be charged or fined.
Fines and penalties
For many driving offences, you'll be given demerit points as well as a fine. If you're given 100 demerit points in any 2-year period, your licence will be suspended for 3 months.
Find out how to pay for your Police speeding ticket and other infringement fees. You pay your parking fine to the council that issued it.
If you don't pay a ticket in time it becomes a fine.
Serious driving offences
If you’re caught committing a serious driving offence, the Police can suspend your licence or impound your vehicle at the roadside.
If the court convicts you for driving offences involving alcohol, you can be given an alcohol interlock sentence or a zero alcohol sentence.
An alcohol interlock is an electronic device that prevents you from using your vehicle if a sample of your breath contains alcohol.
If you have a zero alcohol licence, you need to drive for 3 years with a zero alcohol limit.
Getting your licence back
If you've been banned from driving, you need to apply to get a new licence when the ban is lifted.
You’ll have to prove you’ve dealt with your drug or alcohol problem before you can apply to have your indefinite disqualification lifted.
If a disqualification or suspension will cause extreme hardship to you or undue hardship to another person, you may be able to get a limited licence.