As a driver you start with zero demerit points. If you commit an offence that has a demerit point penalty, they are then added to your driving record.
If you reach or exceed the maximum demerit points allowable for your licence within a 3-year period, your licence could be suspended, or it might not be renewed.
The demerit point check will display any active demerit points you've accrued within the last 3 years and 4 months. This is to allow time for any unpaid penalties, or penalties delayed due to appeal proceedings, to be added to your driving record. To learn more about how demerit points work, visit Demerit points.
You can check your demerit point balance online using your MyServiceNSW Account.
What you'll need
- a MyServiceNSW Account connected to Roads and Maritime Services.
If you don't have an account, you can sign up now. All you need to get started is an email address, and:
- your NSW driver licence details, or
- the plate number of a vehicle registered in your name.
How to check
- Select the 'Check online' button.
- Log into your MyServiceNSW Account, or sign up now. If your account is new or it was not previously connected to Roads and Maritime, enter your NSW driver licence details, or the plate number of a vehicle registered in your name.
- Accept the Terms and Conditions.
- Review your demerit points record.
Holders of a NSW driver licence.
Things to keep in mind...
- You can only see details of your own driver licence.
- You can also check your demerit points balance at a service centre. Make sure you have your NSW driver licence with you.