You need to nominate the person that was driving the vehicle at the time of the offence, by completing a nomination form. You should act quickly - for some fines, you must nominate within 28 days to avoid cancellation or suspension of your driver licence.
If the nomination is accepted, the fine issued to you will be withdrawn and a new fine, with a new due date, will be issued to the nominated driver.
If you want to nominate a fine which you have paid, you can download and complete an Infringement Nomination form(PDF) (for fines with a Victoria Police logo) or Nomination form(PDF) (for fines with a Safe Transport Victoria logo) and submit the completed form to Fines Victoria.
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If the nomination is accepted, you will be refunded the amount you have paid, and a new fine will be issued to the nominated driver.
For some offences, company vehicles are issued with a body corporate infringement notice which is for a much larger amount than the fine given to an individual. This is to encourage companies to nominate the responsible driver, so that demerit points can be applied to their licence.
An authorised officer of the company must nominate the person who was driving the vehicle at the time of the offence, see Nominate the responsible driver for more information.
If the nomination is accepted, the fine issued to the company will be withdrawn and a new fine will be issued to the nominated driver.
If the responsible driver is not nominated, the company is liable to pay the larger amount. Companies that fail to nominate a driver three or more times within a 12-month period may be fined more than $22,000.
If you believe there is a valid reason why you should not have to pay the fine, you can request a review. To check your eligibility and for more information on the application process, visit the Request a review page of this website.
In some instances, Victoria Police may decide to withdraw a traffic infringement and issue an official warning. For information on the eligibility requirements, visit the official warning page of the Victoria Police website.
To add a new fine to an existing payment arrangement, complete the online pay by instalment form, using the details for your new fine to log in and apply.
The online form will display the fines on your existing payment arrangement – leave them there if you still want them to be included in the new payment arrangement.
Once accepted, the old payment arrangement will be cancelled, and a new payment arrangement will be created that includes your new and earlier fines. Details of the new payment plan will be sent to you by post.
If you receive a traffic fine for a vehicle you have sold, you need to submit a Nomination form stating that you were not the owner or driver of the vehicle at the time of the offence. You should include details of the buyer and proof that you transferred the vehicle registration to the buyer before the date of the offence.
If you have sold your car, both you and the buyer are required to provide information to VicRoads for the transfer of the registration. You may be liable for any traffic offences that the buyer incurs if the vehicle registration is not transferred.
If you receive a traffic fine for a vehicle in your name, you need to submit a nomination statement stating that you were not the owner or driver of the vehicle at the time of the offence. You will need to include details of the buyer and proof that you transferred the vehicle registration to the buyer prior to the date of the offence.
If your car was registered in Victoria and you sold it in another state, you should notify VicRoads of the transfer of the vehicle.
You need to complete a nomination statement, select the appropriate option and explain what has happened. You should also provide copies of any supporting documentation such as a police report and photos of your vehicle with the genuine number plates.
If you have another open fine in your name, you can go to Your fines and use the obligation number, infringement number or court case number on your notice to log in. Once logged in, you will be able to view a full list of your current fines.
You should note the fine’s obligation number and offence date, as you’ll need these to deal with the fine.
If you don’t have any other fines and need help regarding a lost fine, contact us.
If your fine is for a traffic camera-detected, some fines issued by the Environment Protection Agency or tolling offence and you were unaware of the fine because you did not receive the earlier notices, you can apply for an extension of time to deal with the fine through the Magistrates’ Court. You must apply within 14 days of becoming aware of the fine. If granted, the extension will give you more time to deal with your fine.
If your registered VicRoads address is up to date but you still did not receive the earlier notices, you can request a review and ask Fines Victoria to waive the additional fees added to your fine.
A nomination statement should be completed, nominating the person who was driving the vehicle at the time of the offence. The nomination statement must be completed by the next of kin or the executor of the estate.
A certified copy of your authority to represent the deceased person (for example, a death certificate listing you as next of kin, or evidence that you are the executor of the deceased's estate) should be provided with the nomination statement.
If you have an Infringement Notice or Penalty Reminder Notice with a Victoria Police logo, download the Nomination Statement(PDF), follow the steps to complete it.
If you have an Infringement Notice or Penalty Reminder Notice with a Safe Transport Victoria logo, download the STV Nomination Statement(PDF), follow the steps to complete it.
You can submit the nomination statement and supporting documents though our Online Enquiry form or by post to:
No. Once a fine is registered with Fines Victoria it does not expire and can be enforced at any time.
When a fine is issued against you, you must do something about it. If you do nothing, the cost of the fine will continue to go up, and an Enforcement Warrant may be issued. Once an Enforcement Warrant is issued, a sheriff's officer has the power to search for and seize property or your vehicle to sell, wheel clamp or detain your vehicle, or arrest you so that you are brought before a magistrate.
A Production of Information direction can be issued to an individual or company. It requires you to complete and return a Statement of Financial Circumstances to Fines Victoria or attend a specified location to answer questions about your financial circumstances.
The information you need to provide in response to the direction is listed on the Statement of Financial Circumstances that has been sent to you.
If you don’t comply with the Production of Information direction, Fines Victoria can apply to the Magistrates’ Court for a summons to be issued for oral examination and the production of information. It is an offence to not comply with the summons and if you don’t, the court may issue a warrant of arrest for you.
Changes to Victorian road rules and regulations came into effect on 31 March 2023.
The changes implemented the use of new Road Safety Cameras to detect the use of portable devices such as mobile phones while driving and not wearing a seatbelt or wearing a seatbelt incorrectly. The change means the images captured by the new cameras can be used as evidence of these offences.
The new Road Safety Cameras capture offences related to the use of portable devices such as mobile phones while driving, not wearing a seatbelt, or not wearing a seatbelt correctly. For information on how the cameras work, visit the Cameras Save Lives website at Mobile phone and seatbelt detection cameras.
You can claim a seatbelt exemption for a camera-detected offence. For information on how to claim an exemption visit the seatbelt exemption page on this website.
If you were stopped by a member of Victoria Police and received a fine for a driver incorrectly wearing a seatbelt or a driver failing to ensure a passenger wears a seatbelt, you are not eligible to claim a seatbelt exemption. You may be eligible to submit an internal review application.
Red light offence photos can have the same time stamps if the photos are taken less than one second apart.
Red light cameras take the first photo when a vehicle enters an intersection after the light has turned red. The second photo is taken when a vehicle continues through the intersection against the red light. If the second photo is triggered less than one second after the first, the two images can show the same time stamp.
Vehicles travelling at speed through a red light are more likely to have the same time stamps on the fine photo.
If you receive a fine for failing to vote in State and council elections, and do not resolve it with the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC), the matter can be registered with Fines Victoria and a Notice of Final Demand may be issued.
Once the Notice of Final Demand has been issued, you must deal directly with Fines Victoria about your fine. Your options may include:
If you have a fine that has not been resolved by the due date, Fines Victoria may contact you through a phone call or SMS. We do this to help you resolve your fine before it progresses, more fees are added, and it becomes more serious.
If an infringement fine(s) has been registered with Fines Victoria, enforcement action on applicable fine(s) will be suspended once the person’s bankruptcy status has been verified. No enforcement action will be taken during the term of a person’s bankruptcy.
For more information on the impact of bankruptcy on fines registered with Fines Victoria contact us.
You should notify Fines Victoria of your bankruptcy status, as soon as possible. Notification can be provided by you, the Australian Financial Security Authority or a trustee that has been appointed to manage the bankruptcy.
To process a bankruptcy notification, Fines Victoria requires:
the name, address and date of birth of the person who has been declared bankrupt
the assigned bankruptcy number
the date bankruptcy commenced
the name and contact details of the trustee in bankruptcy
documentation from the Australian Financial Security Authority.
For more information on the impact of bankruptcy on fines registered with Fines Victoria contact us.