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NSW Police launch operation for King’s Birthday Long Weekend

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Brooke Pittman

07 June 2024, 1:32 AM

NSW Police launch operation for King’s Birthday Long Weekend

The NSW Police Force and Transport NSW are launching ‘Operation King’s Birthday 2024’ to enhance road safety over the upcoming long weekend. 

Double demerit points will begin from 12:01 am on Friday, 7 June, until 11:59 pm on Monday, 10 June.

Police will patrol statewide, targeting speeding, alcohol and drug driving, fatigue and distracted driving. The Minister for Police, Yasmin Catley, stressed a zero tolerance for dangerous driving, urging everyone to drive safely and rest if tired. 

“Our message to drivers this long weekend is to be safe and drive to the conditions so you can return home to your loved ones,” said Catley. 

Assistant Commissioner, Brett McFadden, expressed concern over the expected high volume of traffic on the roads, noting a number of recent fatal crashes, and is encouraging passengers to speak up against dangerous driving in the car. 

Bernald Carlon from Transport for NSW reminded drivers that speeding, seatbelt, helmet, and mobile phone offences will also attract double demerits. 

With plenty of heavy rain expected over the weekend, Carlon also warned drivers to take care on slippery roads, urging drivers to reduce speeds, maintain safe distances, use car lights and avoid driving through floodwaters. 

To plan your journey over the long weekend, either use the Live Traffic NSW app or visit

Report dangerous driving to Crime Stoppers at 1800 333 000.