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 2021)

Penalty (as at 1 July 2022)

Demerit points

Automatic licence suspension

By less than 10 km/h

$227

$231

1

 

10 km/h–24 km/h

$363

$370

3

 

25 km/h–29 km/h

$500

$509

 

3 months

30 km/h–34 km/h

$591

$601

 

3 months

35 km/h–39 km/h

$682

$693

 

6 months

40 km/h–44 km/h

$772

$786

 

6 months

By 45 km/h or more

$909

$925

 

12 months

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

$363

$370

 

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 2021)

Penalty (as at 1 July 2022)

Demerit points

Automatic licence suspension

By less than 10 km/h

$318

$324

1

 

10 km/h–14 km/h

$500

$509

3

 

15 km/h-24 km/h

$727

$740

3

 

25 km/h–29 km/h

$1,000

$1,017

 

3 months

30 km/h–34 km/h

$1,272

$1,294

 

3 months

35 km/h–39 km/h

$1,545

$1,572

 

6 months

40 km/h–44 km/h

$1,817

$1,849

 

6 months

By 45 km/h or more

$2,090

$2,127

 

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 $462 and three demerit points.

Unregistered vehicle offences

Driving an unregistered vehicle incurs a penalty of $925.

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: $231 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 $3,698. 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 $22,190.00 (as at 1 July 2022).

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.