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If you can't pay your fine in full by the due date, you can ask to pay by instalments.

If you are eligible, you will be able to combine your outstanding fines into a payment plan which you can choose to pay off in monthly or fortnightly payments.

Who can apply to pay by instalments?

If you are an individual or a company, you can apply to pay your outstanding fine amount by instalments.

Your application will be assessed based on:

  • the outstanding fine amount
  • your income
  • your financial status
  • your payment history
  • any hardship that you are experiencing.

What fines are not eligible to be paid by instalments

You are not eligible to apply to pay your fines by instalment if:

  • you are an individual and you have been issued with a 7 Day Notice which has expired, or you waived the 7 day period
  • you are a company that has had their property seized under an enforcement warrant or if the director has become a declared director
  • the fine is a court fine issued by or registered with the Children’s Court. For the options available to you, please visit the Children’s Court website
  • a criminal warrant to arrest or a warrant to seize property has been issued against you after a hearing in open court
  • a civil warrant has been issued against you where money is owed
  • an enforcement warrant has been issued against you for not reporting to a community corrections centre as required by a community work permit
  • a warrant to imprison has been issued against you
When you already have a payment arrangement

If you already have a payment arrangement, and you have received another fine, you should complete and submit the pay by instalment form, using the details for your new fine to log in and apply.

As part of the online application process, the form will display the fines included on your existing payment arrangement – leave them there; do not exclude them from this new application.

Fines Victoria will then cancel the old payment arrangement and set up a new payment arrangement that includes all your fines – the new fine and your earlier fines.

What happens after you apply?

Once a decision has been made, you will receive a notification by post explaining the outcome of your application.

If your application is successful, you will receive information about how to pay your instalments by mail. If your application is not successful, you contact us for information on your options.

If you wish to enter into a direct debit agreement, please call Fines Victoria on (03) 9200 8111 (1300 369 819 for regional callers) after you have received notification that your payment arrangement is successful, and we will set up your direct debit over the phone.

If you have set up a direct debit arrangement with a bank/financial institution account, you should download and read the Direct Debit Service Agreement.

If you cannot apply online

You can:



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