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Double demerits apply for Anzac Day

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Double  demerits apply for Easter and Anzac Day

Five days of Double Demerits over the ANZAC day public holiday

We advise motorists that double demerits are in place in NSW for the ANZAC Day public holiday from Friday, 21 April though to the end of Tuesday, 25 April inclusive.

Although ANZAC Day falls on Tuesday, 25 April, double demerits will be in place over the weekend leading up to ANZAC Day. Please be aware that on Monday 24 April 2023, school zones will be in operation during a double demerit period. Drivers are reminded additional penalties can apply for certain offences committed in school zones.

Double demerit periods typically fall during holiday periods or over long weekends. They run from midnight on the start date to midnight on the finish date and are enforced by police. Please drive safely and take extra care on the roads to protect yourself, your loved ones and all road users.

What offences attract double demerits?

During double demerit periods, double demerit points apply for speeding, illegal use of mobile phones, not wearing a seat belt and riding without a motorcycle helmet.

Keep in mind that Mobile Phone Detection Cameras are active in NSW and the ACT and drivers caught using their phones during a double demerit period will be hit with a $352 fine ($469 in a school zone) and 10 demerits.

Certain driving and parking offences attract an additional demerit point if committed in an operating school zone. Remember to always drive with care and attention through school zones. Be aware that failing to do so can come with heavy penalties.

You can check your demerit points here.

2023 NSW Public holiday period 2023 NSW Double demerit periods
ANZAC Day 21 April to 25 April 2023
King’s Birthday 9 June to 12 June 2023
Labour Day 29 September to 2 October 2023
Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day 22 December 2023 to 1 January 2024

* On Monday 24 April 2023, school zones will be in operation. Drivers are reminded additional penalties can apply for certain offences committed in school zones.

Speeding, mobile phone, seatbelt and helmet offences attract heavier penalties.

In NSW, double demerits apply from  and from Friday 21 April to Tuesday 25 April.

Double demerits apply to relevant school zone offences on Monday 24 April as it’s a school day.

Visit the Roads and Maritime Services website for more information about double demeritsroad rules and road safety.

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