For an explanation of this, see ‘Diversion’ under ‘Other orders’ in ‘Sentencing orders available to the Magistrates’ Court‘.
The diversion program does not apply to:
- speeding offences;
- drink-driving offences;
- dangerous-driving offences; and
- some other driving offences (where there is a mandatory loss of licence) (s 59 Criminal Procedure Act 2009 (Vic) (‘CP Act’)).
Any driver placed on a diversion program still incurs demerit points for the offence (s 59(7) CP Act).