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Infringements and Fines

An infringement notice, or fine, is a penalty for breaking the law. Council can issue infringement notices for breaches of State Legislation and Local Laws. Fines can be issued in the following ways:

  • On-the-Spot (In person)
  • Attached to your vehicle
  • Via Mail


Your Options

If you receive a fine, you must pay or take action by the due date. If you ignore a fine it will become more serious and costly. The five options below are available to you if your fine is at Infringement Notice stage (click or tap to expand).

+ 1. Pay in Full

+ 2. Apply for a Payment Plan (Extension of Time only)

+ 3. Nominate Another Driver (Parking Infringement Only)

+ 4. Request an Internal Review of Infringement

+ 5. Elect to have matter determined by a Court



Value of Fines

The amount a person is fined depends on the offence they commit and the number of penalty units attributed to it.

State Government (Victoria) Fines: The current value of a penalty unit is $158.57 (as at 1 July 2017). The value of a penalty unit is set annually by the Department of Treasury and Finance (DTF), and is updated on 1 July each year. More information about fees and fines is available on the DTF website.

Local Government (Local Laws) Fines: The current value of a penalty unit is $100.00 (unless the context otherwise requires). See section 110(2) of the Sentencing Act 1991 for additional information.


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