Tough new drink-driving penalties in place for NSW

New penalties come into place in New South Wales today, as police target drink driving.

Anyone caught drink driving will face losing their licence for at least three months, regardless of whether they’re first time or low range offenders.

The new penalties were announced by the state’s Transport and Roads Minister, Andrew Constance, earlier this month, though officially come into effect from today.


Anyone caught drink driving over the alcohol limit will have their licence immediately suspended.

The same goes for anyone caught drug driving.

Previously, anyone caught drink driving was still allowed to drive up until their court date.

A number of changes are being introduced as part of the state’s Road Safety Plan.

The changes hope to further deter drink and drug driving by 30 percent before 2021.

For more information about the Road Safety Plan, click here.