Do you live in QLD with a QLD licence and want to know how many demerit points you have? The QLD Government offers a free online service which allows you to check. Just follow the link below to access the service:

How Demerit Points Work

If you have an open licence and 12 or more demerit points are recorded against you in a 3 year period, you will be sent an ‘Accumulation of Demerit Points – Notice to Choose’. If you get one of these, it will ask you to choose between:

  1. Having your open licence suspended for a requisite period
  2. Agreeing to continue driving under a period of good behaviour for 1 year.

If you take the second option to continue driving under good behaviour, then you are able to keep your licence provided that you don’t get any more than 1 demerit point in the 1 year period. If however you get more than 1 demerit point in that period then your licence will be suspended for double the period that it would have been if you had taken option 1.

The requisite period of suspension for an open licence is outlined below. If you accumulate:

  • At least 12 but not more than 15 demerit points – 3 months
  • At least 16 but not more than 19 demerit points – 4 months
  • 20 or more demerit points – 5 months.

If you are facing losing your licence due to an accumulation of demerit points, it makes sense to appoint a specialist traffic lawyer, such as GC Traffic Lawyers, to defend you in Court. We have years of experience in defending clients against demerit points suspensions and we can make a Special Hardship Order application for you. A Special Hardship Order is an order that lets you drive under special conditions, even though your normal driver licence has been suspended. We have a 100% success record in applying for these for clients.

If you are facing a demerit point suspension, call GC Traffic Lawyers now on 07 5528 6665 for a free initial consultation.


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