In Victoria, a demerit point system is in operation for traffic offences. This section outlines how the system works and which offences carry demerit points. A Licence or learner permit can also be suspended or cancelled for other offences such as drink or drug driving, traffic offences or medical reasons.
An infringement notice, or fine, is a penalty for breaking the law. In Victoria offences for which fines can be issued are covered by more than 60 acts and are administered by a range of state and local government agencies, including universities and hospitals. Traffic, parking and transport-related offences are the most common.