What to do with private parking fines
Private parking penalties are not fines. You can write a letter to the company that gave you the fine and avoid paying it.
When should you do this?
- You have a parking penalty from a private car park or company
Do not do this if:
- Your parking fine is from an authorised body, such as a city council or some universities and hospitals.
Important things to know:
Do not pay
You do not have to pay additional parking penalties issued by private parking companies
Take action quickly
To avoid further legal action or a debt collector, write to the company that issued the penalty as soon as possible
What to do
We have created a helpful template you can use to write a letter to the company that gave you the penalty.
Make sure you carefully edit it with your own circumstances and the details of the private parking company before submitting.
How it works
Write a letter to the company who issued the 'fine'
Fill out our letter template and send it to the company that issued the penalty:
- Based on the letter, they should withdraw the penalty. You do not have to pay.
If the company refuses to withdraw the penalty:
- Contact your local Community Legal Centre for help
- Contact Victoria Legal Aid
Get free legal help
Apply on your own
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.