We issue fines to encourage people to obey our local laws and Victorian Government laws. If you receive a fine from us, you can choose to pay in full, dispute the fine or have the matter heard in court.
You must pay within the due date on the fine.
Alternatively, you can pay by using one of the payment methods listed on the back of the fine.
If you believe there is a good reason for you not to pay a fine, you can apply for an internal review, as long as the matter has not been lodged with the Magistrates Court.
We do not consider the following grounds valid reasons for the withdrawal of a fine:
We will only consider withdrawing a fine in the following circumstances (you’ll need to provide supporting evidence):
We issue parking infringement notices to the registered owner of the vehicle, as per the registration details held by VicRoads.
If you were not the driver at the time of a parking offence, nominate the driver by completing and returning a signed:
You can email this form to email@example.com or mail it to:
Locked Bag 1
Bundoora MDC VIC 3083
You need to provide all of the relevant information and any supporting documentation to us when you request a fine review.
We require verifiable independent documentation to consider withdrawing a fine on the grounds of exceptional circumstances. For example:
You can only request one review of your infringement notice, according to the Infringement Act 2006.
It can take up to 90 days to review your infringement notice. If you have already requested a review, your notice will have been placed ‘on hold’ and you do not need to take further action until you receive our response.
When undertaking a review, we take into account all of the available information, including:
You will receive a written response by mail to your postal address advising you of the outcome of your review application.
If you provide insufficient information, we may contact you for more details before reviewing your infringement notice. If we don't receive this information by the specified date, we will make a decision based on the information at hand.
If the infringement is upheld, we will advise you of a new payment date.
If you don't pay the infringement notice, request a payment extension or elect to go to court by the new due date, you will incur further costs in late fees.
If you disagree with the outcome of your internal review, your remaining option is to have the matter heard at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court.
Note: If you don’t let us know that you wish to have the matter heard in court, you may incur further costs in late fees.
If you do not pay your fine before the due date, or request an internal review or payment arrangement, we will begin a 4-step collection process.
At each step additional costs will be incurred.
Step 1 – Penalty Reminder Notice
If you do not respond or pay your fine before the due date, we will send you a penalty reminder notice, additional costs are added. At this point you may also request an internal review or payment arrangement (including an extension).
Step 2 – Collection Service
If you do not respond or pay your fine before the due date on the penalty reminder notice, our collection process will continue and you may receive a letter of demand again incurring additional costs.
The options are the same as for Step 1, but you now have only 14 days from the date of this letter to take action.
Step 3 – Court
If you do not respond to Step 1 or 2, we will lodge the matter Fines Victoria or the Magistrates Court.
If the matter is referred to Fines Victoria you will receive correspondence directly from this Agency. Contact this agency directly on 1300 735 124.
If the matter is referred to the Magistrates Court you will receive a Hearing Notice which will include the time, date and location. If you do not attend and you have not gotten the Court’s permission the matter may proceed in your absence. You will receive correspondence from the Court once the matter has been finalised.
Step 4 – Sheriff’s Warrant
If you do not respond to the Court Correspondence a warrant will be issued and further costs may be added by the State Government.
A warrant gives the Sheriff power to demand payment of the fine and all costs, or to take your possessions as security.