When you first receive a fine, you will be issued with an Infringement Notice. You will have 21 days to pay the fine, or deal with it in another way, such as applying to pay it in instalments or requesting a review.
Your Infringement Notice will include information about:
Always refer to your Infringement Notice for instructions on what to do and how to pay.
This website only deals with fines managed by Fines Victoria. If you have received a public transport fine, or a fine issued by a local council, and it is at the infringement stage, you will need to deal with it through the agency that issued it to you – not Fines Victoria.
To pay a public transport fine or learn about your options, visit the Department of Transport and Planning website.
For Victoria Police fines issued for alleged speeds of less than 10 km/h in excess of the posted limit, you may be eligible for an official warning in place of the fine. Find out more
If you do not act by the due date on your fine, your fine may move to the next stage, and you will be issued with a Penalty Reminder Notice.
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When an Infringement Notice is issued by an enforcement agency, you must pay it by the due date or do something about it.
If you do not pay it or do something about it, a Penalty Reminder Notice is issued for the fine. The cost of the fine will go up. You should pay the fine or contact the agency that issued the fine to talk about your options. Their contact number is on the notice you received.
If you still don't do anything about the fine, a Notice of Final Demand is issued and the cost of the fine goes up again. You should pay this fine by the due date or contact us to discuss further.
If you don't do anything, an Enforcement Warrant may be issued, and the Sheriff may get involved.
If you cannot afford to pay your fine in full, you can ask to pay in regular instalments. If you are eligible, you will be able to pay your fines in monthly or fortnightly payments. Your payments can also be automatically deducted from Centrelink.
You can also ask for more time to pay.
If you meet certain criteria, you may be able to apply for the Work and Development Permit scheme or the Family Violence Scheme.