The number of demerit points incurred depends on the type of offence and how likely it is to cause an accident.

Speeding Offences

OffenceNumber of PointsFine
By less than 10 km/h2$183.00
By more than 10 km/h or more but less than 20 km/h3$414.00
By more than 20 km/h or more but less than 30 km/h5$841.00
By more than 30 km/h or more but less than 45 km/h7$1,529.00
By more than 45 km/h (excessive speed)
NB:  This offence will also incur an automatic loss of licence for 6 months.Police may also clamp or impound the motor vehicle.

General Road Traffic Offences

OffenceDemerit PointsFine
Failing to stop and give way at stop sign3$467.00
Overtaking other vehicles contrary to sign2$396.00
Using a mobile phone while driving3$554.00
Failing to wear a seatbelt – Driver3$395.00
Failing to stop at a stop line at an intersection3$467.00
Fail to give safe distance behind other vehicles1$365.00
Fail to enter roundabout from correct lane3$396.00
Fail to give way when entering roundabout3$467.00
Fail to keep left2$332.00
Driving at night or in hazardous weather without effective lights1$265.00
Failing to stop at a children’s crossing3$467.00

Demerit warning notice

If you accrue six or more demerit points, you will receive a notice warning that you are close to being disqualified from driving (unless you have an interstate address.  The warning notice show:

  • the offence details
  • the date of offence was committed
  • the number of demerit points for each offence.

Disqualification from driving

If you accumulate 12 or more demerit points in a three-year period you may be disqualified from holding a driver’s licence.

If you hold a learner’s permit or provisional licence and accrue four or more demerit points you will be disqualified from driving for six or 12 months (depending on your circumstances).

Important information

  • For a camera offence, the expiation notice is issued to the registered owner of the vehicle. If they accept the expiation, the demerit points will be allocated to them.
  • The registered owner can nominate another driver if they were not driving the vehicle when an offence is detected. Demerit points will not be recorded against a driver until the expiation is paid. Find out more about SAPOL expiation notices.
  • Demerit points are not incurred for parking infringements, driving an unregistered vehicle, or driving without a valid licence. However, financial penalties still apply for these offences.
  • Demerit points can be incurred for some offences committed interstate.
  • Double demerit points for a single offence do not exist for offences committed in South Australia.

Disclaimer:  The information is correct as at 11.34 am Friday, 7 May 2022.  It cannot be relied upon after this period.  For a full list of current offences regarding your enquiry, please go to