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Penalty chart

Also see the penalty charts for drug and alcohol offences on the Roads & Maritime Services website.

ADP = Automatic disqualification period
MDP = Minimum disqualification period
Sections and Schedules in this chart are from the Road Transport Act 2013 (NSW).

Offence

First offence
(Within 5 years) Maximum penalties

Second offence
(Previously convicted of offence within 5 years) Maximum penalties

High Range PCA

0.15 and over

Fine: $3,300 Imprisonment: 18 mths
s. 110 (5)

ADP: 3 yrs
MDP: 12 mths
s. 205 (2)

Fine: $5,500 Imprisonment: 2 yrs
s. 110 (5)

ADP: 5 yrs
MDP: 2 yrs
s. 205 (3)

Mid Range PCA

0.08 - under 0.15

Fine: $2,200 Imprisonment: 9 mths
s. 110 (4)

ADP: 12 mths
MDP: 6 mths
s. 205 (2)

Fine: $3,300 Imprisonment: 12 mths
s. 110 (4)

ADP: 3 yrs
MDP: 12 mths
s. 205 (3)

Low Range PCA

0.05 – under 0.08

Fine: $1,100 Imprisonment: nil
s. 110 93)

ADP: 6 mths MDP: 3 mths
s. 205 (2)

Fine: $2,200 Imprisonment: nil
s. 110 (3)

ADP: 12 mths MDP: 6 mths
s. 205 (3)

Special Range PCA 0.02 – under 0.05

Fine: $1,100 Imprisonment: nil
s. 110 (2)

ADP: 6 mths MDP: 3 mths
s. 205 (2)

Fine: $2,200 Imprisonment: nil
s. 110 (2)

ADP: 12 mths MDP: 6 mths
s. 205 (3)

Novice Range PCA

0.00 -under 0.02

Fine: $1,100 Imprisonment: nil
s. 110 (1)

ADP: 6 mths MDP: 3 mths
s. 205 (2)

Fine: $2,200 Imprisonment: nil
s. 110 (1)

ADP: 12 mths MDP: 6 mths
s. 205 (3)

Driving under the influence

Fine: $2,200 Imprisonment: 9 mths
s. 112 (1)

ADP: 12 mths MDP: 6 mths
s. 205 (2)

Fine: $3,300 Imprisonment: 12 mths
s. 112 (1)

ADP: 3 yrs MDP: 12 mths
s. 205 (3)

Refuse Breath Test

Fine: $1,100 Imprisonment: nil
Schedule 3, Cl 16(1)

No ADP or MDP. Court may disqualify as it sees fit.
Refuse Breath Analysis

Fine: $3,300 Imprisonment: 18 mths
Schedule 3, Cl 16(1)

ADP: 3 yrs MDP: 12 mths
s. 205 (2)

Fine: $5,500 Imprisonment: 24 mths
Schedule 3, Cl 16(1)

ADP: 5 yrs MDP: 2 years
s. 205 (3)

Drive Disqualified Suspended or
Cancelled

Fine: $3,300 Imprisonment: 18 mths
s. 54 (1), (3), (4)

ADP: 12 mths
s. 54 (9)

Additional disqualification period as court sees fit.

Fine: $5,500 Imprisonment: 2 yrs
s. 54 (1), (3), (4)

ADP: 2 yrs
s. 54 (9)

Additional disqualification period as court sees fit.

Sections and Schedules in this chart are from the Road Transport Act 2013 (NSW).