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Speeding fines and demerit points

An image of an officer using a speed camera

When a vehicle is detected speeding by either a fixed or mobile speed camera, an infringement notice is mailed to the registered operator of the vehicle (this also applies to a joint operator whose name is listed first on the record). This notice provides details of the alleged offence and includes a photograph.

The notice provides the registered operator with 28 days to pay the fine, elect to go to court, or nominate the driver of the vehicle. If you are the registered operator and you pay the fine, demerit points will also be accrued against your drivers licence.
Fines and demerit points for speed camera detected speeding offences are the same as for other speeding tickets.

Current penalties for speeding

  • Less than 13 kilometres per hour (km/h) over the speed limit:
    $146 + 1 demerit point.
  • At least 13km/h but not more than 20km/h over the speed limit:
    $220 + 3 demerit points.
  • More than 20km/h but not more than 30km/h over the speed limit:
    $366 + 4 demerit points.
  • More than 30km/h but not more than 40km/h over the speed limit:
    $513 + 6 demerit points.
  • More than 40km/h over the speed limit:
    $1026 + 8 demerit points and 6 month suspension.

Double demerit points 

Double demerit points apply in Queensland to drivers and motorcycle riders who commit more than 1 of the following speeding offences within a 12 month period:

Penalty set (km/h over speed limit)First offenceSecond offence (within a year)
 

Demerit point penalty

Monetary penalty

Demerit point penalty

Monetary penalty

21-30km/h 4 points $366 8 points $366
31-40km/h 6 points $513 12 points $513
41km/h and above 8 points and 6 months suspension $1026 16 points and 6 months suspension $1026

For example, if you commit a speeding offence of 25km/h over the speed limit, you will be allocated 4 demerit points for that offence. If you commit a second speeding offence of 32km/h over the speed limit within 1 year after the first offence, you will be allocated 6 demerit points for the second offence, plus an additional 6 demerit points for it being within 1 year after the first offence. You will have 16 demerit points allocated to your traffic history, which will result in a driver licence sanction.

Double demerit points also apply if more than one seatbelt offence occurs within a 12-month period. The additional demerit point penalty will apply to driver-related offences for seatbelts.

For example, if you commit a driver seatbelt offence where you failed to wear a seatbelt, you will be allocated 3 demerit points for that offence. If you commit a second offence where you drive a vehicle while a passenger is not restrained, within 1 year after the first offence, you will be allocated 3 demerit points for the second offence. You will also receive an additional 3 demerit points for it being within 1 year after the first offence. This means you will have 9 demerit points allocated to your traffic history, which may result in a driver licence sanction.

How to pay a fine or infringement notice

For details on how to pay for a fine or traffic infringement notice please visit the Traffic fines and infringements page.

Last updated
10 February 2014