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 2017)

Demerit points

Automatic licence suspension

By less than 10 km/h

$198

1

 

10 km/h–24 km/h

$317

3

 

25 km/h–29 km/h

$436

4

1 month

30 km/h–34 km/h

$515

4

1 month

35 km/h–39 km/h

$595

6

6 months

40 km/h–44 km/h

$674

6

6 months

By 45 km/h or more

$793

8

12 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 2017)

Demerit points

Automatic licence suspension

By less than 10 km/h

$277

1

 

10 km/h–14 km/h

$436

3

 

15 km/h-24 km/h

$634

3

 

25 km/h–29 km/h

$872

4

1 month

30 km/h–34 km/h

$1110

4

1 month

35 km/h–39 km/h

$1348

6

6 months

40 km/h–44 km/h

$1586

6

6 months

By 45 km/h or more

$1824

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.

Red light camera offences

Failing to obey traffic lights, both red light and red light arrow, incurs a penalty of $396 and three demerit points.

Unregistered vehicle offences

Driving an unregistered vehicle incurs a penalty of $793.

Penalties for corporations

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

If the company fails to nominate a driver, it is liable to pay a penalty of $3171.

Once nominated, the fine is reissued to the driver at the amount relevant to the offence (for example: $198 for full licence holders caught speeding by less than 10km/h).

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.