Double demerits

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

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.


2021 Double demerits dates

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

Public holiday Dates
Australia Day Double demerits don't apply
Labour Day Friday 26 February to Monday 1 March inclusive
Easter Thursday 1 to Monday 5 April inclusive
Anzac Day Friday 23 to Monday 26 April inclusive
Western Australia Day Friday 4 to Monday 7 June inclusive
Queen’s Birthday Friday 24 to Monday 27 September inclusive*
2021/2022 Christmas and New Year Friday 24 December 2021 to Sunday 9 January 2022 inclusive

*Friday 30 July to Monday 2 August inclusive for Port Hedland and Karratha.


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.

Page reviewed 22 September 2021