PLEASE CALL 000 IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING FAMILY VIOLENCE AND IT IS AN EMERGENCY
Fines Victoria's Family Violence Scheme helps victim survivors with fines if there is a link between the family violence and their fines.
The scheme allows your infringement fine(s) to be withdrawn if:
The scheme covers most infringement fines, but there are some exceptions.
You cannot include a fine in your application if it was:
You cannot apply for the Family Violence Scheme if:
The easiest and fastest way to apply is to complete and online form.
To log in and complete the form, you will need the obligation number or infringement number for one of the fines. We will also ask you for some other details about you, your licence or your vehicle. Once logged in, you can then add any other fines to your application.
You will also need at least one piece of supporting evidence from a relevant authority or professional, or a statutory declaration. The Guide to the Family Violence Scheme (PDF, 660KB) has further details on what evidence to include.
If you prefer, you can authorise a lawyer, guardian, financial counsellor, friend or family member to apply for you.
We handle all applicants' information confidentially and in accordance with the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 and the Health Records Act 2001. We will not share your information with the person responsible for the family violence.
If you cannot or do not want to use the online form to apply, you can download the Family Violence Scheme application form (PDF, 2.07MB), fill it in (you can also type into the form) and submit it with supporting evidence to:
PO Box 14487
Melbourne Victoria 8001
277 William Street
(near corner of Little Lonsdale Street)
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm (except public holidays)
Once we receive your application, we put your fines on hold. Once a decision is made, we will send you the outcome in writing.
If we determine that you are eligible for the Family Violence Scheme, your fines can be:
If we determine that you are not eligible for the scheme, you will be given 21 days to take action to deal with your fines.
The Guide to the Family Violence Scheme (PDF, 660KB) has further details and guidance.
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Family violence is behaviour by a person towards a family member that:
Family violence can occur in current or past relationships, between domestic or intimate partners, siblings, relatives, across generations, regardless of whether you live with the perpetrator or not.