Demerit points suspension:
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For unrestricted licence holders, the period of suspension depends on the number of points accumulated as follows:
- 13 to 15 points – three months.
- 16 to 19 points – four months.
- 20 or more points – five months.
- For provisional and learner licence holders, the suspension period is three months
Demerit Points Driving Licence Appeals
If you have been suspended due to a loss of demerit points and are on a provisional licence you can challenge the automatic suspension period imposed by the RMS.
Can I appeal my demerit points suspension?
A provisional licence holder has the automatic right to lodge an appeal against the 3 months suspension that is imposed by the RMS upon the accumulation of their points.
Driving licence appeals and the commission of an offence that will lead to a demerit points suspension
If you are on a good behaviour licence following losing your 13 points on a full licence and commit an offence your licence will be suspended unless you elect to have the offence with which you are charged contested in the Local Court. Once at the Local Court, you may enter a plea of guilty and ask that the Court exercise its discretion to deal with your matter by way of a section 10, dismissing the offence without conviction. If the Court dismisses the offence under Section 10 of the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999, the demerit points related to the offence will not be recorded. To find out more about a section 10, click here.