Road Rules Advice

Australian Road Rules

It is an offence to break any Australian Road Rule. The below table outlines some of the most common traffic offences and the expiation fees of that offence.

Speeding fines

OffenceExpiation FeeVictims of Crime LevyDemerit Points 
By less than 10km/h$170$602 points
By 10km/h but less than 20km/h$371$603 points
By 20km/h but less than 30km/h$754$605 points
By 30km/h or more$900$607 points

By 45km/h or more* 

$1014$609 points

*Exceeding the speed limit by 45km/h also incurs a six month on the spot licence disqualification.

Disobeying traffic lights

OffenceExpiation FeeVictims of Crime LevyDemerit Points
Red or yellow/disc or arrow$454.00$603 points

Driving an unregistered vehicle 

OffenceExpiation FeeVictims of Crime LevyDemerit Points
Driving unregistered vehicle$366$60N/A
Driving uninsured vehicle (CTP)*$677$60N/A

*Vehicle becomes uninsured after a 31 day grace period.

Failing to ensure passengers are restrained (adults or children)

OffenceExpiation FeeVictims of Crime LevyDemerit Points
One passenger unrestrained$355$603 points
More than one passenger unrestrained$419$605 points

Other

OffenceExpiation FeeVictims of Crime LevyDemerit Points
Failing to wear own seatbelt$355$603 points
Using mobile phone$327$603 points

If you receive an expiation notice and have questions, or have a query on Australian Road Rules, call RAA's Motoring Road Rules Consultants on 8202 4570.