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Speeding Penalties in Victoria (VIC)

Driving above the speed limits in Victoria is a serious offence punishable by hefty fines and imprisonment terms. Under the Part 6A of the Act, other penalties such as license disqualification, vehicle impoundment and immobilization will also apply

All the guidelines and regulations of Traffic and Speed are upheld by the Road Safety Act 1986 and the Road Safety (Drivers) Regulation 2019. Schedule 5 of the Act stipulates maximum penalties and conditions for those who excessively speed.

Any km/h above the speed limit is already an offence. However, doing as much as "24 km/h" above the speed limit will result in a loss of demerit points and fines.

The Penalties the court imposes for exceeding the speed limits may also depend on other factors like;

When a speeding offence gets enforced in a court in Victoria, in most circumstances the offence will become a disclosable court outcome on a national police check in Victoria.

Offences for national police checks in Victoria are disclosed in accordance with the Spent Convictions legislation in the state of Victoria.

  1. The Penalties speeding for vehicles below 4.5 tonnes or below;

Exceeding the Speeding limit by less than 10km/h

Such offences will lead to penalties of;


Exceeding the Speeding limit by (10 - 24) km/h

If you are caught exceeding the speeding limit by such amount, you will get penalties of;


Exceeding the Speed Limit by (25 - 29) km/h

Any driver caught driving the vehicle above the speed limit by this range will receive penalties of;


Exceeding the Speed Limit by (30 - 34) km/h

Those guilty of this speeding range offence will receive penalties of;


Exceeding the Speed limit by (35-39) km/h

The penalties that apply for such offences are;


Exceeding the Speed limit by (40 - 44) km/h

The penalties that apply for this offence are;


Exceeding the Speed Limit by 45 km by 45 km/h or more

The penalties for this traffic offence are;


If you exceeded the speed limits by 20 - 24 km/h in a (110 km/h) driving zone

The penalties are;

  1. Penalties for speeding for Vehicles exceeding 4.5 tonnes

The following penalties will apply if you are caught driving a vehicle above the stipulated speed limits;

Exceeding the speed limits by less than 10km/h;

If a Road transport official or the Police catch you driving at speeds less than 10km/h above the speed limits, you will receive penalties of;


Exceeding the speed limits by amounts between (10 - 14)km/h


Exceeding the speed limits by (15 - 24) km/h

This driving offence attracts penalties of;


Exceeding the Speed Limit by (25 -29) km/h

Those caught driving at such speed will receive fines of;


Exceeding the speed limit by (30 - 34) km/h

The Police or other Road Traffic enforcers will impose penalties of;


Exceeding the Speed Limits by (35 - 39)km/h

If you are caught driving a vehicle at such speed, you will be imposed with;


Exceeding the Speed limits by (40 – 44) km/h

The penalties for operating a vehicle at such speed are;


Exceeding the Speed limits by 45km/h

The penalty for operating a vehicle at such speeds is;/p>


Exceeding the (20 -24) km/h in a 110km/h zone

Such driving offence attracts penalties of;

The Road and Safety Acts/regulations allow speed averages to be presented in court as evidence of the Speeding offence.

What happens when you are caught speeding above the limit?

When the Road and traffic officials conclude that you have violated the regulated speed limit, you will get an infringement notice.

The infringement notice lists all the offences and the excesses of the driver. It also discloses the implications of the notice.

Any person who wants to challenge the results of an infringement notice must do so within 28 days of issuance.

What happens if there is no objection to an infringement notice?

If there is no objection to an infringement notice, the license suspension will be automatic. It follows the assumption that the driver is aware and bears the responsibility for the Act.

Also, the driver must submit their license when they want to remit their fine amount at the bursary/court.

However, if you did not get the infringement notice personally, and are unaware of having one, you should apply to the infringement court for an extension. If the extension is granted, it gets you enough time to make a stronger defence.

The extension is usually not more than 14 days, and you cannot drive any vehicle within this time.

What you can state in your objection to a speeding infringement notice

If you object to a speeding notice, the objection must explain the following;

What happens at the court? Possible Defences to an infringement notice

Throughout the proceedings, the court will not dispute the results from the speed detectors or averages provided by the Vic Roads officials. However, if you are to mount based on the “speed checkers”, then you can explore any of the following defences;

Your legal representatives can argue that you had no control of the vehicle if that was genuinely applicable to you;

What punishments does the court impose?

The court must impose the minimum license suspension to drivers guilty of driving by 25km/h or more above the speed limits. These offences will in most cases show up on a national police check result.

Under the Road Safety Rules of 2009, the court will impose any of the maximum fines if the person guilty of the infringement notice.

However, in the place of fines and imprisonment terms, the court will issue;

Good behaviour bond in Victoria or a period of undertaking for a certain period; or

Immobilize or impound the car if you are speeding over 45 kilometres or more above the speed limits.

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