Fines Victoria is a Victorian Government administrative body introduced as part of the Fines Reform Act 2014 commencing on 31 December 2017.
Fines Victoria look after various stages of the fine and infringement process. They:
Some of the fines that Fines Victoria manage are:
Services provided by Fines Victoria include the contact centre, William Street counter and the Fines Victoria website that allows people to self service, make payment or explore their options.
In some cases, you can only deal with your fine through the agency that issued it. For example, if you have a fine at the Infringement Notice or Penalty Reminder Notice stage for:
For these types of fines, this website can only take payments or applications if your fine has reached the Notice of Final Demand stage.
If you're unsure how to deal with your fine, refer to the options available on your fine, or contact the agency that issued it.
For more details about the options available for public transport fines, visit the Department of Transport website.
The Director, Fines Victoria deals with the processing and enforcement of unpaid fines. Enforcement warrants can be issued for unpaid infringement fines or unpaid court fines.
Where a person or company can pay but they fail to do so, the Director, Fines Victoria can apply sanctions to hold people to account.
The Director, Fines Victoria can:
The Sheriff is an officer of the Supreme Court of Victoria, responsible for enforcing warrants for both civil and criminal offences received from all Victorian and interstate courts. This includes warrants for:
If a fine remains unpaid, the Sheriff is responsible for enforcing a warrant issued against you. If you have an outstanding enforcement warrant, sheriff's officers can:
Find out more about what happens if you don't deal with your fines.
Visit the Department of Justice and Community Safety to learn more about the Sheriff.
We understand some people are experiencing significant hardship because of coronavirus (COVID-19).
If you've been financially affected and you have unpaid fines, Fines Victoria can provide assistance with managing these.
Contact Fines Victoria to discuss your options and the support available.