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Department of Transport and Main Roads

Camera Detected Offence Program

The Camera Detected Offence Program uses the following types of cameras:

We partner with the Queensland Police Service and use these types of cameras in Queensland to reduce road trauma. Visit road safety research reports to find out more. 

Some cameras are permanent and operate 24 hours, 7 days a week, with other camera types operated at certain times. Both marked and unmarked vehicles are used—so if you speed, disobey a red light, use your mobile phone while driving or fail to wear a seatbelt, you could be caught anywhere, anytime. 

Approved photographic detection devices used throughout Queensland are listed in Schedule 10 of the Traffic Regulation 1962.

Camera fines

We use the money collected from camera fines to fund:

    • road safety education and awareness
    • improving road-safe practices and behaviours
    • rehabilitating persons who have been injured in a road crash.

We also fund infrastructure and technologies to improve the safety of state-controlled roads, giving priority to reducing how often road crashes happen and how severe they are. 

How the funds are used is a requirement under the Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act 1995. Read more about the Camera Detected Offence Program financial overview in Appendix 4 of the Department of Transport and Main Roads Annual Report 2019-20.

Last updated 22 March 2023