The fines system in Victoria offers the option to pay a fixed penalty when an offence is committed, rather than going to court.
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).
Depending on the offence, you may receive a fine:
If you don't deal with your fine by the due date, the matter will become more serious and additional fees or costs may be added.
For more information on the fines lifecycle and process, see Infringement fines lifecycle (PDF).
Note: At infringement stage, Fines Victoria only deals with Victoria Police, tolling and traffic camera fines. If you've received, for example, a public transport fine or a fine issued by a local council, and it's at the infringement stage, you'll need to deal with it through the agency that issued it – not Fines Victoria. Fines Victoria will only get involved once a Notice of Final Demand is issued. Always check your most recent notice for instructions on what to do, who to contact and how to pay.
The Family Violence Scheme helps victim survivors with fines if there is a link between the family violence and their fines.
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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.