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6 February 2018

Pursuant to the Road Transport (Driver Licence Disqualification) Amendment Act 2017, as of 28 October 2017 some of the penalties for various driving offences have changed. 

Below is a list of automatic and minimum periods of disqualfication along with maximum penalties and gaol terms for some common first and subsequent traffic offences.

Offence

Auto Disq

1st Off

Min Disq 

1st Off

Auto Disq

Sub Off

Min Disq 

Sub Off

Max Fine

1st Off

Max Fine

Sub Off

Max Gaol

1st Off

Max Gaol

Sub Off

Novice Range 0-0.02 6 months 3 months 12 months 6 months $1100 $2200 - -
Special Range 0.02-0.05 6 months 3 months 12 months 6 months $1100 $2200 - -
Low Range 0.05-0.08 months months 12 months months $1100 $2200 - -
Mid Range 0.08-0.15 12 months months years 12 months $2200 $3300 months 12 months
High Range >0.15 3 years 12 months 5 years 2 years $3300 $5500 18 months 2 years 
Drive whilst Disqualified 12 months - 2 years - $3300 $5500 18 months 2 years 
Neg Driving causing GBH  3 years 12 months 5 years 2 years  $2200 $3300 9 months 12 months 
Neg Driving causing Death 3 years 12 months 5 years 2 years $3300 $5500 18 months 2 years 
Unlicensed - - 12 months 3 months $2200 $2200 - -
Never Licensed 6 months 3 months 12 months 3 months $2200 $3300 - 6 months

* PCA offences are measured in grams of alcohol per 210L of breath or 100mL of blood.

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