Double demerits

Information about double demerits offences, penalties and periods on WA roads.
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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.

2024 Double demerits dates

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

Public Holiday 2024Double demerit period
New Year's Day
1 January
Friday 22 December 2023 - Sunday 7 January 2024
Australia Day
26 January
Thursday 25 January - Sunday 28 January
Labour Day
4 March
Friday 1 March - Monday 4 March

Good Friday
29 March

Easter Sunday
31 March

Easter Monday
1 April

Thursday 28 March - Monday 1 April
Anzac Day
25 April
Double demerits don't apply
WA Day
3 June
Friday 31 May - Monday 3 June
King's Birthday
23 September
Friday 20 September - Monday 23 September*
Christmas Day and Boxing Day
25 and 26 December
Friday 20 December 2024 - Sunday 5 January 2025

*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.