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 2020)

Penalty (as at 1 July 2021)

Demerit points

Automatic licence suspension

By less than 10 km/h

$207

$227

1

 

10 km/h–24 km/h

$330

$363

3

 

25 km/h–29 km/h

$454

$500

 

3 months

30 km/h–34 km/h

$537

$591

 

3 months

35 km/h–39 km/h

$620

$682

 

6 months

40 km/h–44 km/h

$702

$772

 

6 months

By 45 km/h or more

$826

$909

 

12 months

20 km/h - 24 km/h (110 km/h zone)

$330

$363

 

3 months

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 2020)

Penalty (as at 1 July 2021)

Demerit points

Automatic licence suspension

By less than 10 km/h

$289

$318

1

 

10 km/h–14 km/h

$454

$500

3

 

15 km/h-24 km/h

$661

$727

3

 

25 km/h–29 km/h

$909

$1000

 

3 months

30 km/h–34 km/h

$1,157

$1272

 

3 months

35 km/h–39 km/h

$1,404

$1545

 

6 months

40 km/h–44 km/h

$1,652

$1817

 

6 months

By 45 km/h or more

$1,900

$2090

 

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.

Red light camera offences

Failing to obey traffic lights, both red-light and red-light arrow, incurs a penalty of $454 and three demerit points.

Unregistered vehicle offences

Driving an unregistered vehicle incurs a penalty of $909.

Penalties for corporations

Companies are directed to nominate the driver responsible for any operator onus offences (such as speeding, red light and level crossing offences) committed in a company vehicle.  

Once nominated, the fine is reissued to the driver at the amount relevant to the offence (for example: $227 for full licence holders caught speeding by less than 10km/h).  

If a company fails to nominate a driver, it is liable to pay a penalty of $3,365. Companies that fail to nominate a driver three or more times within a 12-month period contravene s 84BEA of the Road Safety Act 1986, and will be liable for a penalty of $21,809.80 (as at 1 July 2021).

Demerit points

Demerit points range from 1 to 10 depending on the seriousness of the offence. They accumulate and remain valid for 3 years. Visit the VicRoads website (External link) for more information on demerit points.