A court fine is a financial penalty that is ordered by a court following a hearing for an offence.
In Victoria, our courts include the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria and the County Court of Victoria. A magistrate or judge may order a financial penalty, and then choose to refer the fine to Fines Victoria for collection and enforcement.
At Fines Victoria, we provide a single point for customers to manage their fines. For example, in most cases we can help you combine your court fine with other infringements from different agencies, and pay in instalments under a single payment arrangement.
Under the Fines Reform Act 2014, most fines and costs ordered by the court are now referred to us for collection and management. This is designed to reduce the administrative burden on the courts and centralise payment arrangements from multiple bodies.
For more information on the court fines lifecycle and process, see Court fines lifecycle (PDF).
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The fastest way to deal with your fine is to pay it online. You will need your obligation number or payment reference number (these are usually found at the top-right corner of your fine).
You can also pay your fine by BPay, over the phone, in person or by post.
Always check the payment instructions on your fine before you pay. For some fines, payment must be made to the enforcement agency that issued it – not to Fines Victoria.
If you would like to speak to someone about your fine in your preferred language, call us on (03) 9200 8111 or 1300 369 819 (for regional callers).
An introduction to the fines system in Victoria is also available in 15 languages.