If you just found out that a fine has been issued against you and you did not receive it in person, you may be able to apply for an infringement extension to extend the time you have to deal with it.
For tolling, traffic offences (excluding parking), speeding, drink-driving, drug-driving, and alcohol related boating fines, you may apply to the Magistrates' Court for an infringement extension. The application should be accompanied with supporting evidence.
You must apply to the court within the following timeframes:
|Tolling, traffic and speeding fines
(excluding excessive speed and parking)
|Within 14 days of becoming aware of the fine|
|Drink-driving fines, drug-driving fines and excessive speed fines||
If no conviction has been recorded, you must apply within 14 days of becoming aware of the fine.
|Alcohol related boating fines||
If no conviction has been recorded, you must apply within 7 days of becoming aware of the fine.
If your application is granted, you will have an additional 28 days to deal with your fine.
Visit the Magistrates' Court to learn more about infringement extensions, including the eligibility criteria.
For other fines (for example, traffic, parking, dog at large, public transport), you can:
You must apply for the review within 14 days of becoming aware of the fine.
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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.