Go to court
If you don't want your offence to be dealt with as an infringement, you can choose to have the matter heard in court. Before you apply to go to court, you may wish to consider requesting a review instead.Get Started Learn more
You can have your matter heard in the Magistrates' Court (or the Children's Court, if you are under 18 years of age) up until the time the fine is registered with Fines Victoria.
If your fine has reached the Notice of Final Demand stage, you may instead be able to request a review. The stage of your fine can be found at the top of your notice.
If your fine is for an excessive speed, drink or drug-driving offence, your application will be submitted as a Notice of Objection. Your Notice of Objection must be submitted within 28 days from your Infringement Notice issue date, before your licence is suspended.
If your application to go to court is accepted:
If you don't go to your hearing, the court can decide the matter in your absence.
The magistrate will hear your case and decide on an appropriate penalty. They may decide to:
If you'd like to take your matter to court, contact the agency that issued you the fine, and tell them you'd like your matter heard in court. In most cases, you can apply by completing the form attached to your notice.
If you don't have your notice on you, you can download a Nomination Statement and complete the Request a Court Hearing section.