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Refuse or fail breath analysis

The penalties for PCA and DUI offences vary depending on your traffic record. If you have been convicted of a ‘major offence’ within the previous five years you may be subject to an increased penalty, a longer period of disqualification, and may need to have an interlock device fitted to your vehicle.


Offence Fine Imprisonment Minimum Disqualification Automatic Disqualification
Refuse or Fail BAS $3300 18 months Not specified, however the court can disqualify you upon conviction under s204.

Where a prior conviction (within the past 5 years) was alcohol related:

Offence Initial Disqualification Period Minimum Interlock Period Disqualification Period if exemption order made
Refuse or Fail BAS Minimum 9 months
Maximum 12 months
48 months Automatic 5 years
Minimum 2 years

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