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Alcohol and drug affected driving are serious offences and carry tough penalties, especially for repeat offenders.

  • If you are convicted of a third or subsequent offence, you will be disqualified from driving for more than 1 year and either fined up to $6000 or imprisoned for up to 2 years.
  • If you cause injury or death when driving carelessly while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you will be disqualified and either fined up to $10,000 or sentenced to prison.
  • Where a breath or blood test shows you were over the legal limit or shows evidence of the use of a controlled drug, you will be disqualified and either fined up to $20,000 or imprisoned for up to 5 years.

Download Factsheet 55: Driving offences and penalties [PDF, 76 KB]