When you receive a fine for a company vehicle, you must nominate the driver responsible for the offence. The fine payable by the individual driver will be significantly lower than the fine issued to the company.
You can also submit a nomination if:
- another company or individual was in possession of the vehicle at the time of the offence
- the company vehicle was sold or permanently disposed of before the offence date
- you believe the vehicle or number plates were stolen
- the company was nominated for the fine by mistake.
If the nomination application is accepted, the fine will be reissued to the driver responsible.
If you do not nominate the responsible driver:
- you will remain liable for the fine
- after 3 or more offences in 12 months, you may be fined more than $21,000. This applies whether the fines are paid or not.
Not knowing who was driving the vehicle at the time of the offence is not a reasonable excuse.
Companies should nominate the driver as quickly as possible. If you need more time to identify and nominate the driver, you can ask for an extension of time to nominate. Once the fine reaches Notice of Final Demand stage it is too late to nominate.
See nominate the responsible driver for more information on the nomination process.