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When a speed camera detects a vehicle speeding, the registered operator of the vehicle receives an infringement notice. If the vehicle is registered jointly, the infraction notice is sent to the operator whose name appears first on the registration. The notice contains information on the suspected offense as well as an image.

Current penalties for individuals caught speeding
Infringement Penalty amount Demerit points
Less than 13km/h over the speed limit $183 1
At least 13km/h but not more than 20km/h over the speed limit $275 3
More than 20km/h but not more than 30km/h over the speed limit $459 4
More than 30km/h but not more than 40km/h over the speed limit $643 6
More than 40km/h over the speed limit $1,286 8 and 6 month suspension

The registered operator has 28 days to pay the fine, go to court, or name the vehicle's driver, according to the notice. If you pay the fee and are the registered operator, demerit points will be added to the driver's license. For speeding offenses detected by a camera, fines and demerit points are the same as for conventional speeding citations.

Other Traffic Infringement Fines In NSW

For example, if you exceed the speed limit by 25 kilometers per hour, you will receive four demerit points. If you commit a second speeding violation of 32 km/h over the speed limit within a year, you will receive 6 demerit points for the second offense, plus further 6 demerit points for the fact that it occurred within a year of the first. Your traffic history will receive 16 demerit points, which will result in a driver's license suspension.

If you have more than one seatbelt violation in a 12-month period, you will receive double demerit points. Drivers who fail to wear their seatbelts will receive an additional demerit point penalty.

For example, if you fail to wear your seatbelt as a motorist, you will be penalized three penalty points. If you commit a second offense of driving a vehicle when a passenger is not secured, you will receive three demerit points for the second offense within one year. You'll get an extra three demerit points if it's your second offense within a year of your first. This means you'll get 9 penalty points on your driving record, which could lead to a driver's license suspension.

Who has the Authority to Impose a fine?

If you do not pay by the due date, Revenue NSW, a government debt collection agency, will become involved and issue you with a 'penalty reminder notice.' You have 28 days from the date of receipt of this reminder notice to settle the unpaid fine.

If you do not pay the penalty reminder notice given by Revenue NSW on time, you will be issued an overdue fine notice by Revenue NSW.

An overdue fee of $65 will be added to your overdue fine as a result of this overdue fine notice. If you are under the age of 18, the price will be $25.

If you don't pay your outstanding fine, you'll face more consequences, including an enforcement order from Revenue NSW in an attempt to recover the debt. The suspension or cancellation of your driver's license, the cancellation of your car registration, or court action to obtain a property seizure order are all possible outcomes of an enforcement order.

If a court order is not followed, the repercussions may include a community service order or incarceration.

How to check traffic infringement and penalties in NSW?

Do you want to double-check your fine? You'll need to go to the Revenue NSW website to do so. If you go to the Revenue NSW website , you can use the myEnforcement Order interface to check your fine or late fine. You must know and submit your penalty reference number to inquire about your fine online. Your penalty notification will include this number at the top.

Do you want to know what your fine balance is or how much you owe? You can do this by using the Service NSW app, which allows you to view and pay your fine (s).

You can inquire about outstanding fines by filling out an online overdue fine inquiry form.