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

2018/19 Christmas and New Year

Friday 21 December to Sunday 6 January 2019 inclusive

2019 double demerits dates*

Below are the dates for Double Demerits for 2019:

Australia Day
Friday 25 January to Monday 28 January 2019 inclusive

Labour Day
Friday 1 March to Monday 4 March inclusive

Easter
Thursday 18 April to Monday 22 April inclusive

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

Western Australia Day
Friday 31 May to Monday 3 June inclusive

Queen’s Birthday
Friday 27 September to Monday 30 September inclusive

2019/20 Christmas and New Year
Friday 20 December 2019 to Sunday 5 January 2020 inclusive

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

2020 double demerits dates*

Below are the dates for Double Demerits for 2020:

Australia Day
Friday 24 January to Monday 27 January inclusive

Labour Day
Friday 28 February to Monday 2 March inclusive

Easter
Thursday 9 April to Monday 13 April inclusive

Anzac Day
Friday 24 April to Monday 27 April Inclusive

Western Australia Day
Friday 29 May to Monday 1 June inclusive

Queen’s Birthday
Friday 25 September to Monday 28 September inclusive

2019/20 Christmas and New Year
Friday 18th December 2020 to Sunday 3rd January 2021 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.