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.

The points remain on your record, but are only considered 'active' for 40 months from the date an offence is finalised, which is when:

  • you pay the penalty notice, or
  • you appeal, but the court issues a conviction.

If you reach or exceed the maximum demerit points allowable for your licence within that period, your licence will be suspended, or not renewed.

Note: The demerit point check displays the active demerit points you've accrued within the last 3 years and 4 months. 

What you need

  • a MyServiceNSW Account. If your account is new or you haven't previously entered them, you'll also need:
    • your NSW driver licence details, or
    • the plate number of a vehicle registered in your name.

How to check

  1. Select the 'Check online' button.
  2. Log in, or create your MyServiceNSW Account. Enter your NSW driver licence or vehicle registration details if your account is new or you haven't previously entered them.
  3. Accept the Terms and Conditions.
  4. Review your demerit points record.

More information

  • Demerit points for an offence that occurred 40 or more months ago are not considered when a demerit point sanction such as a licence suspension, is imposed.
  • 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.
Last updated: 20 March 2024