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Penalties for Speeding

The penalty you will face for a speeding offence depends on a number of factors, including:

  • The number of kilometres over the speed limit you were travelling,
  • The type of vehicle you were driving or riding,
  • The type of licence you held, and
  • Whether double demerits apply.

Penalty notices

The following table of penalty notices (also known as speeding tickets or speeding fines) is current at 1 July 2020.

Speeding Offences   Fine Demerit Points
CLASS A MOTOR VEHICLE (VEHICLES UP TO 4.5 TONNES EG CARS AND MOTORCYCLES)
Exceed speed 10 km/h and under (other than a learner or provisional licence) $123 1
Exceed speed 10 km/h and under (learner or provisional licence) $123 4
Exceed speed over 10 km/h (other than a learner or provisional licence) $285 3
Exceed speed over 10 km/h (learner or provisional licence) $285 4
Exceed speed over 20 km/h $489 4
Exceed speed over 30 km/h $935 5
Exceed speed over 45 km/h $2,520 6
CLASS B MOTOR VEHICLE (VEHICLES MORE THAN 4.5 TONNES BUT LESS THAN 12 TONNES EG TRUCKS AND HEAVY VEHICLES)
Exceed speed 10 km/h and under (other than a learner or provisional licence) $365 1
Exceed speed 10 km/h and under (learner or provisional licence) $365 4
Exceed speed over 10 km/h (other than a learner or provisional licence) $489 3
Exceed speed over 10 km/h (learner or provisional licence) $489 4
Exceed speed over 20 km/h $609 4
Exceed speed over 30 km/h $935 5
Exceed speed over 45 km/h $2,520 6
CLASS C MOTOR VEHICLE (VEHICLES MORE THAN 12 TONNES EG LARGE TRUCKS AND HEAVY VEHICLES)
Exceed speed 10 km/h and under (other than a learner or provisional licence) $365 1
Exceed speed 10 km/h and under (learner or provisional licence) $365 4
Exceed speed over 10 km/h (other than a learner or provisional licence) $489 3
Exceed speed over 10 km/h (learner or provisional licence) $489 4
Exceed speed over 20 km/h $609 4
Exceed speed over 30 km/h $1,464 5
Exceed speed over 45 km/h $3,821 6
HEAVY VEHICLES SPECIAL SPEED LIMIT – 100 KM/H
CLASS B MOTOR VEHICLE
Exceed speed 10 km/h and under (other than a learner or provisional licence) $365 1
Exceed speed 10 km/h and under (learner or provisional licence) $365 4
Exceed speed over 10 km/h (other than a learner or provisional licence) $489 3
Exceed speed over 10 km/h (learner or provisional licence) $489 4
Exceed speed over 20 km/h $609 4
Exceed speed over 30 km/h $935 5
Exceed speed over 45 km/h $2,520 6
CLASS C MOTOR VEHICLE
Exceed speed 10 km/h and under (other than a learner or provisional licence) $365 1
Exceed speed 10 km/h and under (learner or provisional licence) $365 4
Exceed speed over 10 km/h (other than a learner or provisional licence) $489 3
Exceed speed over 10 km/h (learner or provisional licence) $489 4
Exceed speed over 20 km/h $609 4
Exceed speed over 30 km/h $1,464 5
Exceed speed over 45 km/h $3,821 6
LEARNER SPECIAL SPEED LIMIT – 90 KM/H
Learner exceed speed 10 km/h and under $123 4
Learner exceed speed over 10 km/h $285 4
Learner exceed speed over 20 km/h $489 4
Learner exceed speed over 30 km/h $935 5
Learner exceed speed over 45 km/h $2,520 6
PROVISIONAL P1 SPECIAL SPEED LIMIT – 90 KM/H
Provisional P1 exceed speed 10 km/h and under $123 4
Provisional P1 exceed speed over 10 km/h $285 4
Provisional P1 exceed speed over 20 km/h $489 4
Provisional P1 exceed speed over 30 km/h $935 5
Provisional P1 exceed speed over 45 km/h $2,520 6
PROVISIONAL P2 SPECIAL SPEED LIMIT – 100 KM/H
Provisional P2 exceed speed 10 km/h and under $123 4
Provisional P2 exceed speed over 10 km/h $285 4
Provisional P2 exceed speed over 20 km/h $489 4
Provisional P2 exceed speed over 30 km/h $935 5
Provisional P2 exceed speed over 45 km/h $2,520 6
PASS SCHOOL BUS AT MORE THAN 40 KM/H
CLASS A MOTOR VEHICLE
Pass school bus at more than 40 km/h – 10 km/h and under (other than a learner or provisional licence) $123 1
Pass school bus at more than 40 km/h – 10 km/h and under (learner or provisional licence) $123 4
Pass school bus at more than 40 km/h – over 10 km/h (other than a learner or provisional licence) $285 3
Pass school bus at more than 40 km/h – over 10 km/h (learner or provisional licence) $285 4
Pass school bus at more than 40 km/h – over 20 km/h $489 4
Pass school bus at more than 40 km/h – over 30 km/h $935 5
Pass school bus at more than 40 km/h – over 45 km/h $2,520 6
CLASS B MOTOR VEHICLE
Pass school bus at more than 40 km/h – 10 km/h and under (other than a learner or provisional licence) $365 1

Court imposed penalties

The following are some of the penalties a court can impose where the matter comes before a court.

Offence Court Maximum Fine Licence Disqualification
Exceed speed limit by: Light Vehicles Heavy Vehicles
Not more than 10 km/h $2,200 $2,200
More than 10 km/h but not more than 20 km/h $2,200 $2,200
More than 20 km/h but not more than 30 km/h $2,200 $2,200
More than 30 km/h but not more than 45 km/h $2,200 $2,200 3 months (minimum)
More than 45 km/h $2,200 $3,300 6 months (minimum)

However, it is important to be aware that a fine will not be imposed if the court uses its discretion to order a section 10 dismissal or a condition release order without conviction.

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