Double demerits

Information about double demerits offences, penalties and periods on WA roads.
Last updated: 24 February 2023

During holiday periods and long weekends, the following offences are subject to Double Demerits:

The aim of the initiative is to encourage safe driving on long weekends and public holidays.

2023 Double demerits dates

Dates may be subject to change given that legislative, regulatory and policy changes may occur in the future.

Public Holiday 2023 Double Demerit period
New Year's Day
Sunday 1 and Monday 2 January
Friday 23 December 2022 to Sunday 8 January 2023
Australia Day
26 January
Double demerits don't apply 
Labour Day
6 March
Friday 3 March - Monday 6 March

Good Friday
7 April

Easter Sunday
9 April

Easter Monday
10 April

Thursday 6 April - Monday 10 April
Anzac Day
25 April
Double demerits don't apply 
WA Day
5 June
Friday 2 June - Monday 5 June
King's Birthday
25 September
Friday 22 September - Monday 25 September*
Christmas Day and Boxing Day
25 and 26 December
Friday 22 December 2023 to Sunday 7 January 2024

*The King's Birthday Holiday may be observed on different dates in different areas of the state, check back closer to the date for confirmation. 

Demerit points check

You can check your demerit point status on the Department of Transport website.

You will need your driver's licence number, Date of Birth and licence expiry date to complete the status check.