Fines Victoria is a Victorian Government administrative body introduced as part of the Fines Reform Act 2014 commencing on 31 December 2017. We support the Director, Fines Victoria (the Director) to manage the administration and enforcement of infringement fines and court fines across Victoria.
We look after various stages of the infringement process, including:
Some of the fines that we manage are:
See Roles and responsibilities for more information.
The responsibility and power to administer and enforce fines belongs to the Director. The Director has statutory functions, including decision-making powers, set out in the Fines Reform Act 2014 and the Infringements Act 2006.
Fines Victoria supports the Director to exercise these functions and powers. Administrative law sets out specific requirements for how the Director's functions and powers must be exercised. In accordance with these requirements, the Director:
We seek to balance maintaining the integrity of the fines system with understanding the impact that enforcement action can have on people, particularly people who are vulnerable and disadvantaged. We do this by:
Services we provide include:
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If you do not pay it or do something about it, a Penalty Reminder Notice is issued for the fine. The cost of the fine will go up. You should pay the fine or contact the agency that issued the fine to talk about your options. Their contact number is on the notice you received.
If you don't do anything, an Enforcement Warrant may be issued, and the Sheriff may get involved.