Payment Plans and Payment Orders FAQs

What is a payment plan?

Who is eligible for a payment plan?

How does the payment plan system work?

How do I apply for a payment plan?

How are the payment plans introduced in 2006 different from the old payment plans?

When did the new payment plans become available?

What is a payment order?

How do I apply for a payment order?

 

  • What is a payment plan?
  • A payment plan is a payment option allowing you to pay off an infringement notice. A payment plan enables eligible people to either pay outstanding infringement notices as a fixed, agreed minimum amount on a regular basis until the total outstanding amount is paid. Alternatively, a payment plan can be an extension of time granted before the full amount is due.

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  • Who is eligible for a payment plan?
  • The agency that issued you the infringement notice will determine your eligibility and, if appropriate, organise your method, rate of payment or extension period.

    You are also eligible for a payment plan when you have one of the following:
    • a Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card
    • a Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card or Gold Card
    • a Centrelink Health Care Card (all types including non-means tested).


    If you receive a Centrelink Benefit, you may be able to pay your instalments via Centrelink deductions. Complete the Centrepay Deduction form found in the Forms section of this website.

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  • How does the payment plan system work?
  • If you would like to apply for a payment plan, contact the agency who issued the fine to determine your eligibility. If you are eligible, your issuing agency will organise method, rate of payment or extension period.

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  • How do I apply for a payment plan?
  • Contact the agency that issued your fine to request a payment plan. The contact details will be on the infringement notice (they may be on the reverse side of the notice).

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  • How are the payment plans introduced in 2006 different from the old payment plans?
  • Previously, payment plans were only available once fines had been registered with the Infringements Court. You can now apply for a payment plan directly through the agency that issued your fine as soon as the fine is received. The agency will determine your eligibility and, if appropriate, organise your method, rate of payment or extension period.

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  • When did the new payment plans become available?
  • Payment plans became available on 1 February 2006 and are an ongoing feature of the system.

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  • What is a payment order?
  • A payment order is a payment plan for an infringement that has reached enforcement order stage.

    If you are having difficulty paying an enforcement order in full, you may apply to the Infringements Court to pay by instalments at regular intervals.

    For more information, please visit the Payment Order section of this website

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  • How do I apply for a payment order?
  • If you would like to request a payment order, complete a payment order application.

    Note:

    • This option is applicable for unpaid enforcement orders and infringement warrants. For infringement notices, you will need to apply for a payment plan. Please visit the Pay By Instalments or Extension of Time sections of this website.


     

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