The driving fines are charges imposed by the Government of the state on those drivers who break the traffic norms. You are the bearer of the penalties in case you have broken a traffic signal or are caught speeding.   

There are certain situations when you are liable for the driving penalties & fines by the Government.   


The Government of NSW has imposed penalties on exceeding a limited speed on the roads. The designated speed rate for the arterials and highways is varied due to the population of cars on the road. If the driver exceeds the limit, they are charged with the fines set according to the NSW Government’s standards.   

Drinking Offence:

Driving during alcohol consumption is another major offence that can lead you to pay heavy penalties. The risk of accidents due to drinking and driving is outrageous, hence to safeguard the life of the driver and others on the road, the Government has applied fines.   

Use of Mobile Phones:   

Mobile phones are one of the reasons why people lose concentration on the road. Therefore, attending calls or replying to a message is a crime, and one must pay if he commits it.   

The driving penalties & fines are imposed not to generate revenue but to protect the citizens from getting into terrible accidents on the road.   

Check Your Demerit Points  

The system of demerit points is adopted by many countries in the world, where the drivers get their demerit points accumulated based on any traffic offence they have incurred. Upon reaching the threshold of the demerit points, the subject may lead to the cancellation of the license or a ban from driving for a certain number of years. 

Check your demerit points by the procedure described here: 

What You Need? 

  • Create a My Service NSW Account, if you are new. You must have: 
  • Your NSW driving license details, or 
  • The number plate of a vehicle registered under 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. 

 You can also check your demerit points at the nearest service station, but you must have your driving licence.   

Manage Your Fines  

Through your My Service NSW, you can view, pay or manage your fines online or through any service Centre nearby. The details of the implied penalties, due date, and other relevant information are available for the user’s convenience.   

It is manageable to view your fines online and the details about them like:  

  • Pay your fine  
  • Apply for a payment method
  • Nominate the person responsible
  • View images of the offence   

What You Need? 

  • A My Service NSW Account. 

The first time you add the Fines service to your account, you’ll need: 

  • your personal and contact details (name, date of birth, address, email and phone number) 
  • 2 proof of identity documents – the names on the 2 documents must match, and they must also match the name on the fine.  

How To Manage? 

  1. Select the Manage online button.
  2. Log in, or create your My Service NSW Account.
  3. Follow the prompts to
  4. Verify your identity
  5. Connect your account with Revenue NSW with a fine reference number.

These steps are usually followed once. The next time you log in to manage your fines, you will automatically be shown the fine details.   

 Pay A Fine 

 If you observe through your account that you are fined for any subtle reason, you must do so instantly to avoid delays or overcharging.   

 What You Need?

  • Your fine (fine notice, fine reminder notice or overdue fine) 
  • Your personal details. 

 How To Pay? 

  1. Select the Pay online button.
  2. Follow the steps to pay your driving penalties & fines

 The payments can be done through credit cards, debit cards or B pay.  

 Apply for A Payment Plan 

 In case you are in able to pay the full fine at once, you can always ask for a payment plan through a procedure.  

 What You Need? 

  • The fine reference numbers  
  • Your personal and contact details
  • Your license number or Transport for NSW customer number
  • Your vehicle’s registration number (if applicable)
  • The amount you’re able to pay
  • The PDF form – ‘Payment Plan Application’  

 How to Apply? 

 Complete the payment plan application and post it to the address on the form before the due date.   

Apply For a Fine Reduction 

 You can always apply for reduced fines if you meet the eligibility criteria.   


  • Have not yet paid your fine  
  • Receiving a government assistance payment at the time of the offense  
  • Are unable to
  • pay the fine in full
  • set up a payment plan, or
  • Have not had 4 or more similar penalties within 12 months of the offence date
  • Are not applying about a serious offence and have not had a serious offense in the last 12 months.  

 What You Need?  

  • Your fine notice numbers 
  • Your personal and contact details. 

 How To Apply? 

  1. Check the eligibility criteria
  2. Call Revenue NSW to request fine reduction 


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