​ሕግንና ደንብን በተመለከተ እርዳታ ማግኘት ይፈልጋሉን? - Amharic | هل تحتاج لمساعدة قانونية؟ - Arabic | ܤܢܝܼܩܵܐ ܝ݇ܘ̤ܬ ܠܗܲܝܵܪܬܵܐ ܩܵܢܘܿܢܵܝܬܵܐ؟ - Assyrian | Need Legal Help? - Auslan | Treba li vam pravna pomoc? - Bosnian | Burmese â Need Legal Help? | 需要法律帮助吗? - Chinese Simplified | 需要法律幫助嗎? - Chinese Traditional | Trebate li pravnu pomoć? - Croatian | ضرورت به کمک قانونی دارید؟ - Dari | Wïc Kuɔɔny në Wɛ̈t Löŋ? - Dinka | آیا به کمک حقوقی نیاز دارید؟ - Farsi | Gadreva na Veivuke Vakalawa? - Fijian | Kailangan ninyo ba ng tulong na panglegal? - Filipino | Besoin d’aide juridique ? - French | Χρειάζεστε βοήθεια σε νομικά ζητήματα - Greek | क्या आपको कानूनी सलाह चाहिए? - Hindi | Butuhkan Bantuan dalam Masalah Hukum? - Indonesian | Hai bisogno di assistenza legale? - Italian | ត្រូវការជំនួយលើបញ្ហាផ្លូវច្បាប់ឬទេ? - Khmer | 법적인 도움이 필요하십니까? - Korean | Ви треба ли помош со правни работи? - Macedonian | कानूनी सहयोग चाहिएको छ? - Nepalese | Necessita de ajuda com questões jurídicas? - Portuguese | Вам нужна юридическая помощь? - Russian | E Manaomia Fesoasoani i Mea Tau Tulafono? - Samoan | а ли вам треба помоћ у правним питањима? - Serbian | Ma u baahan tahay Caawimmad xagga sharciga ah?- Somali | ¿Necesita ayuda con cuestiones jurídicas? - Spanish | சட்ட உதவி தேவையா? - Tamil | ท่านต้องการความช่วยเหลือทางด้านกฎหมายไหม? - Thai | Fiema’u ha tokoni Fakalao? - Tongan | Yasal Danışmaya İhtiyacınız mı var? - Turkish | Cần Được Giúp Đỡ Về Luật Pháp? - Vietnamese |

Licence suspensions

This section covers: 


    Alert Icon If your licence has been suspended, you cannot drive until after the period of suspension has ended. You should check with Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) that the suspension has finished before you drive again. You should also check that your licence is still current before you drive again, as your licence may have expired during the suspension period. If your licence has expired while you were suspended from driving, you will need to apply to RMS to renew your licence.

    Alert Icon If you have been disqualified from driving, this section does not apply to you. You may be disqualified when you commit a serious driving offence that has an automatic disqualification period as a penalty, or the court makes an order that you are disqualified from holding a licence. If you have been disqualified, you will need to reapply for a licence at the end of the disqualification. If you want to know what options you have after your licence has been disqualified, you should get legal advice.

    Unpaid fines

    If you have unpaid fines, your licence may be suspended until you start paying the fines. This section has information on:

    • enforcement of fines
    • payment by instalments
    • lifting licence restrictions

    For more information, see Unpaid fines - Licence suspensions.

    ​Demerit points

    Some offences carry demerit points in addition to a fine. If you get too many demerit points, your licence can be suspended.

    This section has information on:

    • the numbers of demerit points for each licence type
    • good behaviour licences
    • professional drivers

    For more information, see Demerit points - Licence suspensions.

    Speeding

    If you are caught speeding your licence may be suspended. This section has information on:

    • when your licence may be suspended for speeding
    • how your licence may be suspended for speeding.

    For more information, see Speeding - Licence suspensions.

    On the spot

    If you are caught committing certain major traffic offences, the police can suspend your licence on the spot. This section has information on:

    • the offences that lead to on the spot suspension
    • when you can drive again

    For more information, see On the spot - Licence suspensions.

    Appealing the suspension

    When your licence is suspended, you may be able to appeal to the Local Court to try to keep your licence.

    This section has information on:

    • how to appeal a suspension.

    For more information, see Appealing the suspension - Step by step guide.

    Case study

    ​Case study - Bernie and the speed cameraCase study icon

    Bernie was driving at 74 kilometres per hour in a 60 kilometre per hour zone when he was photographed by a speed camera. Two weeks later, Bernie received a fine in the mail from Revenue NSW. The fine also said that he would be given 3 demerit points on his driver's licence. Bernie has already received 10 demerit points this year. If Bernie has 13 demerit points, his licence may be suspended.​

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