What to do with fines if you are an Asylum Seeker
If you are an asylum seeker, you must get legal advice before contesting a fine
Fines can have consequences for migration, particularly if you are an asylum seeker. If you are currently seeking asylum in Australia, you must get legal advice before attempting to deal with a fine.
The best place to get advice is the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC). The ASRC provides free legal advice to people seeking asylum, via phone and face-to-face appointments.
You can also contact Victoria Legal Aid, or your local Community Legal Centre
To be eligible to receive free legal advice from the ASRC, you must;
- Live in Victoria, Australia; and
- Be at risk of persecution and human rights abuses in your home country.
Free and confidential advice
The ASRC provide free and confidential advice
Get advice first
It is very important to get advice first. Challenging a fine may effect your immigration status.
How to get help
Contact the ASRC via phone or in person
You can phone on Mondays or Thursdays between 2pm and 4pm on (03) 9274 9827.
Face to face advice
You can drop into the ASRC Footscray on weekdays (except Wednesdays) from 10am to 3pm, at 214-218 Nicholson Street, Footscray Victoria.
Visit the ASRC website for more information.
Other ways to get help
You can also contact Victoria Legal Aid, or your local Community Legal Centre.