If you are caught breaking the law for some offences, you will be issued with a penalty in the form of an infringement notice (a fine).
When you first receive a fine, you are issued with an Infringement Notice. You will have 21 days to pay it, or deal with it in another way.
If you do not deal with your Infringement Notice by the due date, you will be issued with a Penalty Reminder Notice and a further fee will be added to your fine.
A Notice of Final Demand is issued if you do not do anything about your Infringement Notice and Penalty Reminder Notice and the due date for payment has passed.
If you do not pay your fine or do anything about your Penalty Reminder Notice and Notice of Final Demand, the Magistrates' Court of Victoria may issue an Enforcement Warrant against you.
If you have received a 7 Day Notice, this is your final warning to deal with your fine before the Sheriff takes further action against you.
Fines for excessive speed, drug and alcohol offences are different to other fines – they're more serious. If you want to object, you must act quickly.
Answers to common questions about paying and dealing with your infringement fines.