You will be disqualified from holding or obtaining a driver's licence if you accumulate 12 or more demerit points in any 3 year period.
Each 3 year period is calculated based on the dates the offences were committed. If you accumulate:
- 12 to 15 points you will be disqualified from driving for 3 months;
- 16 to 20 points you will be disqualified from driving for 4 months;
- more than 20 points you will be disqualified from driving for 5 months.
Demerit Point Licence Appeal
You can content a disqualification for loss of demerit points. We can make an application to the Court on your behalf to reduce the number of demerit points associated with a particular offence thereby reinstating your driver's licence. Applications of this nature can be made if it can be shown that:
- you will suffer a particular hardship as a result of being disqualified from driving; or
- there were exceptional circumstances giving rise to the loss of points.
Good behaviour bond
You may be eligible to apply for a good behaviour bond in lieu of serving the demerit point disqualification. We can make a formal application to the Court on your behalf to have a 12 month good behaviour bond put in place as an alternative to disqualification. This application must be made at the time of acknowledging receipt of your disqualification notice. Once the good behaviour bond condition is accepted you will be able to continue to drive but your licence will be subject to the condition that you do not incur two or more demerit points during the good behaviour period. If you incur two or more points you will be disqualified for twice the original disqualification period (with no right of appeal or further good behaviour option).