Fines

Speeding drivers endanger their own life and the lives of others. To help improve road safety Victoria Police enforce strict speed limits.  

The majority of motorists do the right thing, stay within designated speed limits and do not have to worry about speed enforcement.

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Penalties for speeding offences (except heavy vehicles)

The penalties for full licence holders caught speeding are:

Exceeding the speed limit

Penalty (as at 1 July 2013)

Demerit points

Automatic licence suspension

By less than 10 km/h

$180

1

 

10 km/h–24 km/h

$289

3

 

25 km/h–29 km/h

$397

4

1 month

30 km/h–34 km/h

$469

4

1 month

35 km/h–39 km/h

$541

6

6 months

40 km/h–44 km/h

$614

6

6 months

By 45 km/h or more

$722

8

12 months

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Penalties for speeding offences - heavy vehicles

The penalties for full licence holders caught speeding in a heavy vehicle are:

Exceeding the speed limit

Penalty (as at 1 July 2013)

Demerit points

Automatic licence suspension

By less than 10 km/h

$253

1

 

10 km/h–14 km/h

$397

3

 

15 km/h-24 km/h $577 3  

25 km/h–29 km/h

$794

4

1 month

30 km/h–34 km/h

$1011

4

1 month

35 km/h–39 km/h

$1227

6

6 months

40 km/h–44 km/h

$1444

6

6 months

By 45 km/h or more

$1660

8

12 months

What is a heavy vehicle?

Heavy vehicle speeding penalties apply to:

  • a vehicle with a maximum loaded weight (GVM) exceeding 4.5 tonnes
  • a vehicle including any trailers being towed with a maximum loaded weight (GCM) exceeding 14.5 tonnes
  • a bus with more than 12 seats.

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Red-light camera offences

Failing to obey traffic lights, both red-light and red-light arrow, incurs a penalty of $361 and three demerit points.

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Unregistered vehicle offences

Driving an unregistered vehicle incurs a penalty of $722.

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Options for dealing with a fine

If you receive a speeding or red-light fine, you have at least 28 days to pay. Options for dealing with a fine include:

If you have been fined for traveling more than 25 km/h over the limit some of these options are not available to you.

For more information visit the Fines Victoria website.

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Official warning

Victoria Police can withdraw a fine and issue an official warning in its place. 

Each application for an official warning is judged on a case-by-case basis.

For more information about official warnings, including grounds for review and how to apply, visit the Victoria Police website.

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If you do not take action

If you don’t pay your fine and ignore all reminders to pay, the Infringements Court may issue a warrant and the results can be quite costly. The Sheriff can enforce an unpaid infringement warrant by:

If you pay the outstanding amount on an infringement warrant, the matter is finalised.

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Demerit points

Demerit points range from one to 10 depending on the seriousness of the offence. They accumulate and remain valid for three years. Visit the VicRoads website for more information on demerit points.

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