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.
If you do not pay your fine and you ignore all reminders, the matter becomes more serious and costly. The Infringements Court may issue an infringement warrant, giving the Sheriff power to enforce that warrant.