Unpaid fines can affect your driver licence and vehicle registration
Published on 09 Jun 2023
The Director, Fines Victoria has the power under section 89 of the Fines Reform Act 2014 to apply sanctions on a driver licence or permit and/or vehicle registration(s), to encourage you to resolve your outstanding fine(s).
A sanction may include suspension of your driver licence and/or vehicle registration or restrict your ability to transfer your vehicle or renew your driver licence.
The Director, Fines Victoria may issue you with a ‘Suspension of Driver Licence and/or Vehicle Registration Pending’ letter before applying a sanction.
If you receive this letter, you must take immediate action to deal with your fine(s) to prevent the suspension of your driver licence and/or vehicle registration(s). If you do not take action and your driver licence and/or a vehicle registration(s) is suspended, you will receive a letter from VicRoads with the details of your suspension.
If you receive a letter from VicRoads advising of the suspension of your driver licence and/or vehicle registration due to outstanding fines, you must take action to resolve your outstanding fine(s) for the suspension to be lifted.
Your options for dealing with your fine(s) may include:
- pay the outstanding amount in full
- apply to pay by instalments. You may be required to make an upfront payment towards your fine debt before your application can be considered.
- apply for an enforcement review
- apply for a Work and Development Permit, if eligible
- apply for the Family Violence scheme, if eligible
If you need assistance with your options, contact Fines Victoria.
For more information on driver and vehicle sanctions please see Driver and Vehicle Sanctions Information Sheet (PDF).Return to the top