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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

 

Further information on the Infringement Process is also available on the Fines Victoria website, or you may view Wellington Shire Council's Infringement Procedures (420KB) document.

 

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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