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Current demerit point register

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We are obliged to keep a demerit point register and record demerit points against licences and permits when they occur. 

View current demerit points 

The demerits register listed below is organised by date and includes the licence number, licence category, premises, licensee, date of offence, date and number of demerit points incurred.

See current demerit points for licensees  (PDF, 409.82 KB)

Transfer of licence and demerit points 

When a transfer occurs any demerit points will be removed, unless there is a relevant relationship between the parties. 

If there is a relevant relationship between the parties, the new licensee can still apply to have the demerit points removed using the removal of demerit points kit (PDF, 392.89 KB), which includes a fact sheet that provides additional information about this process.

How demerit points work

A demerit point applies to a licence/permit for a period of three years from the date on which it was incurred. We must suspend a licence/permit if it reaches the following thresholds:

  • 24 hour suspension – accrual of five demerit points within three years of the date of the first demerit point being recorded in the Demerits Register
  • 7 days - accrual of 10 demerit points within three years of the date of the first demerit point being recorded in the Demerits Register
  • 28 days - accrual of 15 demerit points within three years of the date of the first demerit point being recorded in the Demerits Register.

Demerit points will be removed from the Demerits Register in the following circumstances:

  • if the licence is transferred where there is not a relevant relationship between the tranferee and transferor
  • the VCGLR grants an application by a licensee to a deduct demerit point(s) from the Demerits Register; or
  • the demerit point expires (on the day immediately after three years since the date the demerit point was incurred).
  • the Penalty Infringement Notice is withdrawn by the issuing authority.
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22 November 2019