Traffic offender intervention program

The Traffic Offender Intervention Program is a local court based program targeting offenders who have pleaded guilty to, or been found guilty of, a traffic offence.

The goal of the program is to provide offenders with the information and skills necessary to develop positive attitudes towards driving and develop safer driving behaviours.

On application by the defendant, the defendant's legal representative, or the court's own motion, magistrates can make a referral to an approved traffic course provider. The case may be adjourned for sentencing, allowing sufficient time for the nominated course to be completed.

The program is regulated under the Criminal Procedure Act 1986. A register of approved course providers has been established and courses included on the Traffic Offender Intervention Program Register are approved for a period of three years.

The register provides details of the approved course providers offering the course in various locations across New South Wales. To obtain further information about enrolling in the Traffic Offender Intervention Program please contact your nearest course provider directly.

Note: there are new Operating Guidelines for the Traffic Offender Intervention Program following a review of the program by the Department of Justice and the Centre for Road Safety.  The Operating Guidelines specify the new minimum standards for approved courses and new procedures for applying for registration of TOIP courses or additional course locations.

Please refer to the resources below for further information.



Last updated:

18 Jun 2021

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