Fines Victoria

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If you are caught breaking the law for some offences, you will be issued with a penalty in the form of an infringement notice (a fine).

Depending on the offence, demerit points or licence suspension may also be applied to your driver's licence.

A demerit point is a penalty point issued to you if you commit a driving related offence that has associated demerit points. These points are recorded against your driving record. Demerit points range from 1 to 10 depending on the seriousness of the offence. They accumulate and remain valid for 3 years.

To check how many demerit points are recorded on your licence, see Check driver history on the VicRoads website.

Current fine $ amounts and demerit points/suspension periods

Penalties for speeding offences (except heavy vehicles)

The penalties for full licence holders caught speeding are:

Exceeding the speed limit Penalty (as at 1 July 2020) Penalty (as at 1 July 2021) Demerit points Automatic licence suspension
By less than 10 km/h $207 $227 1  
10 km/h–24 km/h $330 $363 3  
25 km/h–29 km/h $454 $500    3 months
30 km/h–34 km/h $537 $591   3 months
35 km/h–39 km/h $620 $682   6 months
40 km/h–44 km/h $702 $772   6 months
By 45 km/h or more $826 $909   12 months
20 km/h - 24 km/h (110 km/h zone) $330 $363   3 months

 

Penalties for speeding offences - heavy vehicles

The penalties for full licence holders caught speeding in a heavy vehicle are:

Exceeding the speed limit Penalty (as at 1 July 2020) Penalty (as at 1 July 2021) Demerit points Automatic licence suspension
By less than 10 km/h $289 $318 1  
10 km/h–14 km/h $454 $500 3  
15 km/h–24 km/h $661 $720 3
25 km/h–29 km/h $909 $1,000   3 months 
30 km/h–34 km/h $1,157 $1,272   3 months
35 km/h–39 km/h $1,404 $1,545   6 months
40 km/h–44 km/h $1,652 $1,817   6 months
By 45 km/h or more $1,900 $2,090   12 months

What is a heavy vehicle?

Heavy vehicle speeding penalties apply to:

  • a vehicle with a maximum loaded weight (GVM) exceeding 4.5 tonnes
  • a vehicle including any trailers being towed with a maximum loaded weight (GCM) exceeding 14.5 tonnes
  • a bus with more than 12 seats.

Red light camera offences

Failing to obey traffic lights, both red-light and red-light arrow, incurs a penalty of $454 and three demerit points.

Unregistered vehicle offences

Driving an unregistered vehicle incurs a penalty of $909.

Penalties for corporations

Companies are directed to nominate the driver responsible for any operator onus offences (such as speeding, red light and level crossing offences) committed in a company vehicle.

Once nominated, the fine is reissued to the driver at the amount relevant to the offence (for example: $227 for full licence holders caught speeding by less than 10km/h).

If a company fails to nominate a driver, it is liable to pay a penalty of $3,365. Companies that fail to nominate a driver three or more times within a 12-month period contravene s 84BEA of the Road Safety Act 1986, and will be liable for a penalty of $21,809.80 (as at 1 July 2021).

Demerit points

Demerit points range from 1 to 10 depending on the seriousness of the offence. They accumulate and remain valid for 3 years. Visit the VicRoads website for more information on demerit points.

 

 

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