Here’s an overview of what you can do to fix fines.
Help is always available. Just don’t ignore your fines.
1. Contest the fine
For vehicle-related fines, the fine can be reassigned to the person driving at the time.
Ask the issuing agency to change or cancel your fine.
You can apply to have enforcement of your fines cancelled. This is called 'enforcement review'.
The court may cancel or reduce your fine. Alternatively, they may increase your penalty.
Private parking penalties are not fines. You can write a letter to the company that gave you the fine and avoid paying it.
2. Get free legal advice
Community legal centres provide free legal services to the public.
Victoria Legal Aid is a free, means-tested service for anyone living in Victoria.
If you are under 18, you can get free legal advice from Youthlaw. There is a good chance you can have your fine reduced or avoid paying your fine.
If you are an asylum seeker, you must get legal advice before contesting a fine.
3. Get help paying
There are free financial counsellors available to everyone in Victoria.
If you are having trouble paying your fine on time, you can request to pay later instead.
If you are having trouble paying your fine on time, you can ask to pay in instalments.
If your fine is at the Notice of Final Demand or Warrant stage, you can apply to pay later or by instalments.
If you have more fines than you can manage, you can still get help
4. Pay your fine
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Do you have multiple fines?
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.