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Demerit points

This topic is about when a driver can get demerit points and what happens to their licence.

If a person commits a driving offence anywhere in Australia, they can accrue demerit points. These points are recorded by VicRoads against their licence on the Demerits Register. Different numbers of points apply for different offences.

Drivers (with a full licence) receive a demerit point notice from VicRoads if they incur 12 demerit points recorded against their name on the register within any three-year period.

The list of offences that incur demerit points are listed in Schedule 3 of the Road Safety (Drivers) Regulations 2019.

Read the Road Safety (Drivers) Regulations 2019 (Vic)—Schedule 3 Demerit points(opens in a new window).

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