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Answers to common questions about fines issued by a judge or magistrate at court

If your fine is an infringement, such as a traffic, camera or officer-issued fine, see Infringement fine FAQs.

  • What is a court fine?
  • I believe I received a fine from court, but I haven't been sent anything. How can I check?
  • I was not at the hearing and did not know I had a court fine – what are my options?
  • Why did I receive a Notice of Final Demand when I never received the earlier Court Fine Collection Statement?
  • Who determines if the court fine is managed by Fines Victoria or the Magistrates' Court?
  • How do I know what sort of court fine I have?
  • What are my options for dealing with my court fine?
  • I want to dispute this court fine – can I apply for a rehearing?
  • Should I apply for a rehearing or an appeal?
  • What are the general rules for applying for a payment arrangement for each type of court fine referred to Fines Victoria?
  • Is there a way to streamline my payment arrangements so I do not have multiple plans?
  • Can court fines be put on a payment arrangement through Centrepay?
  • Is a court fine eligible for enforcement review?
  • If you are managing my court fine, can I still convert it to unpaid community work?
  • Can a court fine be added to my work and development permit?
  • What happens if I do not pay my court fine?
  • Why does my court fine statement includes an amount for "toll costs"?
  • What does it mean if there is a warrant on my court fine?
  • What is the execution process for an enforcement warrant?
  • How do I apply to recall a warrant on my court fine?
  • What happens if I am bankrupt?
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