Driving and criminal records
If you have been found guilty and convicted of an offence, there will be a record of the conviction. Where the conviction is recorded depends on the seriousness the offence.
Driving (traffic) record
Your driving record is a list of all traffic offences that you have committed in New South Wales. This includes records of any fines that you have paid, except parking offences, and any traffic offences that you chose to dispute in court where you were found guilty and convicted.
Your driving record will also include 'section 10 dismissals', where the court finds you guilty but records no conviction.
Your driving record will state the:
- date of any offences
- name of the offences
- amount of the fine or other penalty you received
- demerit points you were given for the offence, and
- where Revenue NSW has cautioned an offence.
If you go to court because you received a Court Attendance Notice (CAN) or applied to have your fine heard in court, and the magistrate finds you guilty, your driving record may influence the sentence you are given.
If you want to get a copy of your driving record, you can request one from
Your criminal record includes a list of all serious traffic offences and other offences that you have been found guilty and convicted of in court.
Serious traffic offences include:
- drink driving convictions
- dangerous or negligent driving convictions where someone is hurt
- convictions for driving whilst disqualified.
If you go to court because you received a CAN or applied to have your fine heard in court, and the magistrate finds you guilty, your criminal and driving record may influence the sentence you are given.
If you want to get a copy of your criminal record, go to the 'Criminal Records Section' of the
NSW Police Force website.