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.Check online