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Infringements and Fines

An infringement notice, or fine, is a penalty for breaking the law.
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Wellington Shire 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

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.

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 $165.22 (as at 1 July 2019). 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 Department of Treasury and Finance 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.

The five options below are available to you if your fine is at Infringement Notice stage.

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Airly-Clydebank Hall
556 Clydebank Road, Airly
Binginwarri Hall and Recreation Reserve
675 Albert River-Welshpool Road, Binginwarri
Boisdale Public Hall
42-44 Main Street, Boisdale
Briagolong Mechanics Institute Hall
2 Avon Street, Briagolong
Bundalaguah/Myrtlebank Hall
794 Maffra-Sale Road, Bundalaguah
Carrajung South Hall
89 Old Carrajung Road, Carrajung Lower
Coongulla Community Centre
Gillum Road, Coongulla
Cowwarr Public Hall
31-33 Main Street, Cowwarr
Dargo Public Hall and Recreation Reserve
177 Lind Avenue, Dargo
Denison Public Hall
1293 Denison Road, Denison
Devon North Public Hall
599 Tarra Valley Road, Devon North
Giffard West Public Hall
3877 South Gippsland Highway, Giffard West
Glenmaggie Mechanics Institute (Public Hall)
21 Glenfalloch Road, Glenmaggie
Golden Paradise Beach Community Centre
Surf Edge Drive, Golden Beach
Gormandale Mechanics Institute
Main Road, Gormandale
Heyfield Community Resource Centre
3-5 George Street, Heyfield
Heyfield Memorial Hall
38-40 MacFarlane Street, Heyfield
Kilmany Public Hall and Recreation Reserve
21 Freshwaters Road, Kilmany
Licola Public Hall
8 Jamieson-Licola Road, Licola
Loch Sport Public Hall
222-236 National Park Road, Loch Sport
Longford Hall and Recreation Reserve
Corner South Gippsland and Longford-Loch Sport Road, Longford
Macks Creek Public Hall
Bulga Park Road, Macks Creek
Maffra Memorial Hall
11-15 Foster Street, Maffra
Manns Beach Hall
David Street, Manns Beach
Meerlieu Public Hall and Recreation Reserve
1455 Lindenow-Meerlieu Road, Meerlieu
Munro Public Hall
191 Munro-Stockdale Road, Munro
Nambrok Public Hall and Recreation Reserve
173 Nambrok Hall Road, Nambrok
Newry Hall
139-141 Main Road, Newry
Port Albert Mechanics Institute
20 Victoria Street, Port Albert
Rosedale Public Hall
37-39 Prince Street, Rosedale
Sale Memorial Hall
Macalister Street, Sale
Seaton Hall and Recreation Reserve
1043 Main Street, Seaton
St Johns Ambulance Hall
Stead Street Reserve, Sale
Staceys Bridge Hall
248 Albert River Road, Staceys Bridge
Stradbroke Recreation Reserve and Hall
4971 South Gippsland Highway, Stradbroke
Stratford Mechanics Hall
17 Hobson Street, Stratford
Tinamba Public Hall
Rosedale-Maffra Road, Tinamba
Valencia Soldiers Memorial Hall
84-86 Briagolong Road, Valencia Creek
Willung Public Hall
195 Willung Hall Road, Willung
Won Wron Hall
4737 Hyland Highway, Won Wron
Wonyip Public Hall
Old Wonyip Road, Wonyip
Woodside Public Hall
Corner Prince Street and Austins Road, Woodside
Yarram Mechanics Hall
2-4 Church Street, Yarram
Alberton West Recreation Reserve
331 - 333 Lanes Road, Alberton West
Bellbird Corner Riverside Reserve
Sandy Creek Road, Maffra
Binginwarri Hall and Recreation Reserve
675 Albert River-Welshpool Road, Binginwarri
Boisdale Recreation Reserve
Main Street, Boisdale
Briagolong Quarry Reserve
Freestone Creek Road, Briagolong
Briagolong Recreation Reserve
Briagolong Road, Briagolong
Cameron Sporting Complex
Morison Street, Maffra
Carrajung Memorial Park
McDermott Street, Carrajung
Charles Street Recreation Reserve
Charlies Street, Loch Sport
Cowwarr Recreation Reserve
2-24 Pine Grove Avenue, Cowwarr
Dargo Public Hall and Recreation Reserve
177 Lind Avenue, Dargo
Denison Recreation Reserve
1422 Sale-Heyfield Road, Denison
Devon North Recreation Reserve
683 Tarra Valley Road, Devon North
Golden Beach (Veronica Maybury) Recreation Reserve
Surf Edge Drive, Golden Beach
Gordon Street Recreation Reserve
Gordon Street, Heyfield
Gormandale Recreation Reserve
14-16 Main Road, Gormandale
Kilmany Public Hall and Recreation Reserve
21 Freshwaters Road, Kilmany
Loch Sport Foreshore Reserve
Lake Street, Loch Sport
Longford Hall and Recreation Reserve
Corner South Gippsland and Longford-Loch Sport Road, Longford
Maffra Recreation Reserve
Corner Edward Street and McLean Street, Maffra
Meerlieu Public Hall and Recreation Reserve
1455 Lindenow-Meerlieu Road, Meerlieu
Nambrok Public Hall and Recreation Reserve
173 Nambrok Hall Road, Nambrok
Newry Community Tennis Courts and Parklands
30 McGole Street, Newry
Newry Recreation Reserve
838 Three Chain Road, Newry
Pine Lodge Reserve
Llowalong Road, Stratford
Port Albert Racecourse and Recreation Reserve
Port Albert - Tarraville Road, Port Albert
Rosedale Racecourse Reserve
10 Evergreen Road, Rosedale
Rosedale Recreation Reserve
Moore Street, Rosedale
Seaspray Foreshore Reserve
Corner Futcher Street and Shoreline Drive, Seaspray
Seaton Hall and Recreation Reserve
1043 Main Street, Seaton
Stradbroke Recreation Reserve and Hall
4971 South Gippsland Highway, Stradbroke
Stratford Recreation Reserve
Wellsford Street, Stratford
Tarraville Recreation Reserve
9 Bridge Street, Tarraville
Won Wron Recreation Reserve
4706 Hyland Hwy, Won Wron
Woodside Recreation Reserve
4-18 High Street, Woodside
Yarram Recreation Reserve
50 Railway Avenue, Yarram
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Pay in Full

An Infringement Notice will give you at least 28 days to pay or take other action. If you do not act by the due date on the Infringement Notice, you may be issued with a Penalty Reminder Notice which will include additional costs.

The infringement penalty amount is set by legislation and cannot be changed by the agency that issued you the Infringement Notice.

Apply for a Payment Plan (Extension of Time only)

If you are having difficulty paying your infringement by the due date, you may be eligible to receive a Payment Plan (by way of extension of time only), to pay your infringement under the Infringements Act 2006. Community members are eligible for a Payment Plan where they hold one of the following:

  • A Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card
  • A Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card or Gold Card or
  • A Centrelink Health Care Card

Council will also consider granting an extension of time to other community members, if they are experiencing financial hardship.

Please note: An extension of time cannot be granted if an Infringement Notice has been issued to a company.

If you would like to apply for an extension of time to pay your infringement, please contact Council.

Nominate Another Driver (Parking Infringement Only)

If you have received a fine for an offence committed by another driver in your vehicle, you can nominate that person as the driver responsible for the offence. If you intend to do this, do not pay the fine. You must nominate the person responsible before the due date shown on your notice.

Download, print and complete Part 1 of the Infringement Nomination Form, and send your completed form to Wellington Shire Council, PO Box 506, SALE VIC 3850. Once your form is received, you will be notified in writing.

  • If your Nomination Statement is accepted, your fine will be withdrawn and a new fine will be issued to the person you have nominated.
  • If your Nomination Statement is not accepted, you remain responsible for paying the fine.

Infringement Nomination Form

Request an Internal Review of Infringement

If you believe you have been unfairly issued with an infringement, you can have it reviewed. If you've received an Infringement Notice or Penalty Reminder Notice, you can apply to have the fine reviewed by the agency that issued your original fine. This is called an Internal Review. You are allowed one Internal Review per Infringement Notice. Your application will be assessed:

  • If the infringement has been issued unlawfully (contrary to law)
  • If there has been a mistake of identity
  • If you have special circumstances (If your application for internal review is made on the grounds that you have special circumstances, and the issuing agency decides to enforce the offence, they must lodge the matter with the Magistrates' Court (or the Children's Court if you are under 18 years of age) and request a formal hearing.)
  • If there are other exceptional circumstances

You may apply online by completing the Application for Internal Review of Infringements Form.

You must complete all sections of the form for your application to be valid. Your request must be submitted before the due date of the infringement.

Once your form is submitted, you will receive a letter confirming we have received your application for internal review. Wellington Shire Council’s Formal Review Committee will conduct your review. This is usually completed within 90 days, however may take longer if they request further information from you. The Formal Review Committee can decide to:

  • Confirm the decision to serve an Infringement Notice
  • Withdraw the Infringement Notice and replace with an Official Warning
  • Withdraw the Infringement Notice
  • Withdraw the Infringement Notice and refer the matter to Court
  • Waive all or any of the prescribed costs
  • Approve an extension of time payment plan
  • A combination of the above

Once a decision has been made, you will be notified in writing of the outcome.

Elect to have matter determined by a Court

It is your right to have the matter of an infringement heard in Court.

If this is your decision, please download, print and complete Part 2 of the Infringement Nomination Form. You must complete all relevant sections of the form for your application to be valid. Once your form is submitted you will receive a letter confirming that we have received your request to proceed directly to the Court.

The matter will be lodged with the Sale Magistrates Court and you will receive a summons to appear on a specified date.

Infringement Nomination Form

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2020 Minutes and Agendas

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An Infringement Notice will give you at least 28 days to pay or take other action. If you do not act by the due date on the Infringement Notice, you may be issued with a Penalty Reminder Notice which will include additional costs.

The infringement penalty amount is set by legislation and cannot be changed by the agency that issued you the Infringement Notice.

2019 Minutes and Agendas

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An Infringement Notice will give you at least 28 days to pay or take other action. If you do not act by the due date on the Infringement Notice, you may be issued with a Penalty Reminder Notice which will include additional costs.

The infringement penalty amount is set by legislation and cannot be changed by the agency that issued you the Infringement Notice.

2018 Minutes and Agendas

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An Infringement Notice will give you at least 28 days to pay or take other action. If you do not act by the due date on the Infringement Notice, you may be issued with a Penalty Reminder Notice which will include additional costs.

The infringement penalty amount is set by legislation and cannot be changed by the agency that issued you the Infringement Notice.

2017 Minutes and Agendas

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An Infringement Notice will give you at least 28 days to pay or take other action. If you do not act by the due date on the Infringement Notice, you may be issued with a Penalty Reminder Notice which will include additional costs.

The infringement penalty amount is set by legislation and cannot be changed by the agency that issued you the Infringement Notice.

2016 Minutes and Agendas

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An Infringement Notice will give you at least 28 days to pay or take other action. If you do not act by the due date on the Infringement Notice, you may be issued with a Penalty Reminder Notice which will include additional costs.

The infringement penalty amount is set by legislation and cannot be changed by the agency that issued you the Infringement Notice.

2015 Minutes and Agendas

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An Infringement Notice will give you at least 28 days to pay or take other action. If you do not act by the due date on the Infringement Notice, you may be issued with a Penalty Reminder Notice which will include additional costs.

The infringement penalty amount is set by legislation and cannot be changed by the agency that issued you the Infringement Notice.

2014 Minutes and Agendas

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An Infringement Notice will give you at least 28 days to pay or take other action. If you do not act by the due date on the Infringement Notice, you may be issued with a Penalty Reminder Notice which will include additional costs.

The infringement penalty amount is set by legislation and cannot be changed by the agency that issued you the Infringement Notice.

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