If you do not do anything about your Infringement Notice and Penalty Reminder Notice and the due date has passed, the agency that issued the fine may register the matter with Fines Victoria.
We will then send you a Notice of Final Demand and a further fee of $143.30* will be added to your fine. This means the fine amount is now $171.00* more than when it was first issued to you because of the extra fees added when the Penalty Reminder Notice and Notice of Final Demand were issued.
You must comply with this notice within 21 days or enforcement action may be taken against you.
To comply with your Notice of Final Demand, your options are:
If the fine is for a traffic offence and you were not driving at that time, it is now too late to nominate the responsible driver. You can no longer nominate once a Notice of Final Demand has been issued (except in limited circumstances, such as family violence situations).
If you do not do anything by the due date, we may take one or more of the following enforcement actions:
We may also apply to the Magistrates' Court to issue an Enforcement Warrant. If this happens, a sheriff's officer has the power to:
If you'd like to discuss your options, contact Fines Victoria.
* Fine amounts and fees correct as of 1 July 2023. Amounts are adjusted in July each year.
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If you cannot afford to pay your fine in full, you can ask to pay in regular instalments. If eligible, you can pay your fines in monthly or fortnightly payments. Your payments can also be automatically deducted from your Centrelink payment.
You can also ask for more time to pay.
By law, you update your address with VicRoads within 14 days of moving.
Fines sent to the address registered with VicRoads are taken to be received by you seven days after the date of the notice – even if you no longer live there and did not receive the fine.
You can update your contact details for both your licence and vehicle registration online at VicRoads.
If you have outstanding fines, are paying off your fines in instalments, have a payment extension or have submitted a review request, you should let us know if you've changed your address or contact details.