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What to do with fines when you’re under 18

If you’d like help, contact Youthlaw or Victoria Legal Aid.

The law is different for people under 18.

If you are under 18, you can get free legal advice from Youthlaw or Victoria Legal Aid. There is a good chance you can have your fine reduced or avoid paying your fine.

When to contact Youthlaw or Victoria Legal Aid
  • If you are under 18, or were under 18 when you got the fine
Important things to know:

Get help first

Don't pay your fine until you've spoken to someone at Youthlaw or Victoria Legal Aid about your situation

Contact Youthlaw or Victoria Legal Aid


Youthlaw provide free and confidential legal information and advice for young people.

(03) 9611 2412 (9am to 5pm Monday to Friday)


In person
You can drop into Youthlaw’s free fines clinic every Friday. Youthlaw are located at Frontyard, 19 King Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000.

Victoria Legal Aid

Call Victoria Legal Aid on 1300 792 387, Monday to Friday, 8.45 am to 5.15 pm.

You can also visit the Victoria Legal Aid website for more information.

More information

Please don’t ignore your fine.

If you do not take action by the due date you may have to pay more or go to court.