Double Demerits

During holiday periods and long weekends, the following offences are subject to Double Demerits:

  • Drink or drug driving
  • Speeding
  • Failing to wear a seatbelt and child restraint
  • Running a red light
  • Illegal use of a mobile phone while driving

The aim of the initiative is to encourage safe driving on long weekends and public holidays.

The information available on our website provides a simple interpretation of the law and is not intended to constitute legal advice. Full details of traffic offences and penalties are contained in the Road Traffic Code 2000.

Next double demerits period

Queen’s Birthday

Friday 21 September to Monday 24 September 2018 inclusive

2018 double demerits dates*

Below are the dates for Double Demerits for 2018:

Australia Day
Thursday 25 January to Sunday 28 January 2018 inclusive

Labour Day
Friday 2 March to Monday 5 March 2018 inclusive

Thursday 29 March to Monday 2 April 2018 inclusive

Anzac Day
No double demerits as public holiday falls on a Wednesday

Western Australia Day
Friday 1 June to Monday 4 June 2018 inclusive

Queen’s Birthday
Friday 21 September to Monday 24 September 2018 inclusive

2018/19 Christmas and New Year
Friday 21 December to Sunday 6 January 2019 inclusive

*Dates may be subject to change given that legislative, regulatory and policy changes in may occur in the future.

Demerit points check

You can check your demerit point status on the Department of Transport website.
You will need your Driver's Licence Number, Date of Birth and Licence Expiry Date to complete the status check.