Demerit point offences
Common driving offences that incur demerit points.
If you commit a demerit point driving offence in Victoria (or an equivalent offence interstate), you’ll get:
- a Traffic Infringement Notice from the agency who issued the infringement (e.g. Civic Compliance Victoria) with an associated fine
- a record of the offence against your name
- the associated number of demerit points.
If you want to contest your Traffic Infringement Notice, you’ll need to follow the instructions on the notice carefully. You may want to contact the issuing agency (e.g. Civic Compliance Victoria) directly. Visit fines.vic.gov.au to find out more.
Common demerit point offences
See below for a list of common driving offences and their associated demerit points. For a complete list of demerit point offences, you need to refer to Schedule 3 of Road Safety (Drivers) Regulations 2009.
*Some speeding offences also result in a licence suspension and a requirement to complete the VicRoads Safe Driving Program.
^Careless driving offences involving improper use of a motor vehicle can result in a requirement to complete a Safe Driving Program.