Double Demerit Points

Double demerit periods were introduced in 1997 in NSW.  By law, double demerit periods must be advertised and awareness campaigns are co-ordinated with traditional enforcement and increased police numbers. The demerit point system provides an incentive for drivers to improve their driving behaviour, obey road rules and comply with NSW traffic laws. The double demerit point scheme applies for the following types of offences:

  • Speeding
  • Illegal use of mobile phones
  • Not wearing a seatbelt
  • Riding without a helmet

Public Holiday Period 

Double Demerit Points 

 Australia Day  25 to 28 January 2019
 Easter  18 to 22 April 2019
 Anzac  24 to 28 April 2019
 Queen's Birthday  7 to 10 June 2019
 Labour Day  4 October to 7 October 2019
 Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day  20 December 2019 to 1 January 2020


 Further information: Double Demerit Points