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You must do something about your infringement fine by the due date. Once a fine is registered with Fines Victoria, it does not expire and can be enforced at any time.

Fine stage and fees What you need to do

Infringement Notice

When you first receive a fine, you will be issued with an Infringement Notice by the enforcement agency. You have 21 days to pay the fine.

You can also ask to pay in instalments, ask for additional timeask for a review or ask to go to court.

If you meet certain criteria you may also be able to apply for a Work and Development Permit or apply for the Family Violence Scheme.

Penalty Reminder Notice

Initial fine amount
+ $26.20*

If you did not deal with your Infringement Notice by the due date, you will be issued with a Penalty Reminder Notice. A fee of $26.20* will be added to your fine.

You have 14 days to deal with the fine before it becomes more serious.

Notice of Final Demand

Initial fine amount
+ $26.20*
+ $135.40*

If you did not deal with your Penalty Reminder Notice by the due date, the agency that issued the fine may register it with Fines Victoria.

We will send you a Notice of Final Demand and a fee of $135.40* will be added to your fine. This means your fine amount will be $161.60* more than when it was first issued to you.

You must comply with this notice within 21 days.

It is too late to ask to go to court. Fines Victoria may direct VicRoads to suspend your licence or registration or take other enforcement actions after the due date.  

Enforcement Warrant

Initial fine amount
+ $26.20*
+ $135.40*
+ $59.20*

If you did not deal with your Notice of Final Demand by the due date, the Magistrates' Court of Victoria may issue an Enforcement Warrant to the Sheriff of Victoria against you.

A fee of $59.20* will also be added to your fine. This means your fine amount will be $220.80* more than when it was first issued.

Sheriff's officers may wheel clamp and detain your vehicle to get you to deal with your fine. If you do nothing, they may seize and sell your vehicle.

7 Day Notice

Initial fine amount
+ $26.20*
+ $135.40*
+ $59.20*

Sheriff's officers may serve you with a 7 Day Notice. This is your final warning to deal with your fine before the Sheriff of Victoria takes further action against you. 

You have 7 days to pay the outstanding amount in full, apply for a payment arrangement or request a review of your fine. If eligible, you can also apply for a Work and Development Permit or the Family Violence Scheme.

Once the 7 Day Notice period expires you cannot apply for any of these options. Sheriff's officers can then take actions to finalise the warrant.

For information on court fine stages and fees if your fine was issued by a court, see: About court fines.

* This amount is adjusted each July.

 

 

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