If you've received a 7 Day Notice for a fine issued by a court, this is your final warning to deal with your fine before the Sheriff takes further action against you.
During the 7 Day Notice period, you can:
Once the 7 Day Notice period expires,* you cannot apply to pay your fine off in instalments or ask for more time to pay.
If you don't do anything about your 7 Day Notice, sheriff's officers will take actions to finalise the warrant.
Fines Victoria may also direct VicRoads to suspend your licence or registration. You'll be notified in writing when this has happened. Note: It's a serious offence to drive with a suspended licence or unregistered vehicle.
If you are arrested, sheriff's officers may (subject to certain conditions) release you on a community work permit to undertake community work, if you are eligible.
If you'd like to discuss your options, contact Fines Victoria.
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The Sheriff is an officer of the Supreme Court of Victoria responsible for actioning warrants and orders issued by all Victorian courts.
A sheriff's officer can:
See What happens when the sheriff contacts you on the Department of Justice and Community Safety website.