Four days of double demerits over the Labour Day long weekend - 1 to 4 October 2021

Double Demerits Dates in NSW my nrma
Double Demerits Dates in NSW my nrma

We remind motorists in NSW and the ACT to drive safely over the October long weekend and to remember that double demerits are in place for four days from Friday 1 October 2021 until Monday 4 October 2021 inclusive.

Double demerit points apply for speeding, seat belt, motorcycle helmet and mobile phone offences during holiday periods and run from midnight on the start date to midnight on the finish date. 

Mobile Phone Detection Cameras are being enforced and fines issued. Drivers caught using their phones during a double demerit period will be hit with a $349 fine ($464 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.

Please drive safely and take extra care on the roads. You can check your demerit points here.

2021 NSW Public holiday period

2021 NSW Double demerit periods

 Labour Day 1 October to 4 October 2021 inclusive
 Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day 24 December 2021 to 3 January 2022 inclusive


According to the RMS website, any active demerits points you've accrued will remain on your record for a total of 3 years and 4 months.

While the fines may be hefty, only the points are doubled during double demerit periods.

Not all states and territories were created equal when it comes to copping double demerit points. Only NSW and ACT have double demerit points in place during holiday periods, while Victoria has never had double demerits.

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