How to nominate another driver

If you've received a fine for an offence committed by another driver in your vehicle, you can nominate that person as the driver responsible for the offence.

If you intend to do this, do not pay the fine. You must nominate the person responsible before the due date shown on your notice.

If the fine is for an excessive speed offence, you must act quickly. Your nomination must be made within 28 days of the date the infringement notice was issued or your licence will be suspended or cancelled.

Important Information 

  • It is an offence to knowingly provide false or misleading information in a Nomination Statement.

    • Individuals can be fined more than $8,500 and lose their driver licence.

    • Companies can be fined more than $17,000.

When can't you apply?

  • You cannot nominate another driver if you were issued with the fine while committing the offence.
  • You cannot nominate another driver for an unregistered vehicle offence. You are responsible for the registration of your vehicle.
  • You cannot nominate another driver as being responsible for the registration of the vehicle. The only exception is if you had just sold the car and the driver was the new owner.
  • Taxi drivers cannot nominate another driver if that person does not match the driver records kept by the taxi operator.


A nomination will not be accepted if:

  • The person nominated later rejects responsibility for the offence.
  • If you cannot properly identify the person responsible.

Please note: failure to keep a record of who was driving the vehicle at the time of the offence is not an adequate excuse.

You can view road safety camera images, but it may not be possible see the driver of the vehicle when viewing these images.


How to apply

Complete the Nomination Statement on the reverse side of your fine or download, print and complete the Nomination Statement.

If you've received a fine from Transport Safety Victoria, download, print and complete the TSV Nomination Statement.

Send your completed form to Civic Compliance Victoria®:

Mail to:
By Mail

Civic Compliance Victoria®
GPO Box 1916
Melbourne VIC 3001  

Fax to:
By Fax

Civic Compliance Victoria®
(03) 9200 8009

In Person:
In Person

Civic Compliance Victoria®
Ground Floor, 277 William St,
Melbourne

(open 8am-6pm, Monday-Friday, except public holidays)  

 

What happens next?

You'll be notified in writing.

  • If your Nomination Statement is accepted, your fine will be withdrawn and a new fine will be issued to the person you have nominated.
  • If your Nomination Statement is not accepted, you remain responsible for paying the fine.

 

Need help with your nomination?

You can download a guide to help you complete a nomination statement correctly.

To download the right guide, check if your infringement notice has been issued to an individual (e.g. a person's name) or a corporation (e.g. a company name) and select the option that applies to you below:

This instructional video shows how to complete a Nomination Statement. This video is also available in Arabic, Cantonese, Mandarin, Turkish and Vietnamese.

If you have any questions about the nomination process, contact Civic Compliance Victoria® on 03 9200 8111 or 1300 369 819 (regional callers) between 8am and 9pm, Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays.


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