If you don't deal with your Infringement Notice by the due date, you will be issued with a Penalty Reminder Notice and a fee of $26.60* will be added to your fine.
This will give you an additional 14 days to deal with your fine before it becomes more serious.
You have the same options available as you did when your fine was an Infringement Notice. You can:
Fines for excessive speed, drink or drug-driving offences are different from other fines – they're more serious.
This website only deals with fines managed by Fines Victoria. If you are not sure who is managing your fine, refer to your Penalty Reminder Notice or contact the agency that issued the fine.
If you have received a public transport fine, or a fine issued by a local council, you will need to deal with your fine and any additional fees through the agency that issued it to you.
To pay a public transport fine or learn about your options, visit the Department of Transport website.
If you do not act by the due date on your Penalty Reminder Notice, you may be issued with a Notice of Final Demand. If you were issued a fine for an offence but were not the driver of the vehicle at the time, you can no longer nominate the person who was driving once a Notice of Final Demand has been issued.
* Fine amounts and fees correct as of 1 July 2022. Amounts are adjusted in July each year.
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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 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.