Factsheet No. 10: Court Fines – Your Review Rights and Payment Options
This fact sheet is to help you understand what to do if you have received a court fine.
There are two types of fines: penalty notices and court fines. Penalty notices are issued by an authorised officer such as a parking inspector, ranger or transit officer. Court fines are imposed by a judge or magistrate.
There are different rules for each type of fine. If you have received a penalty notice, please see Factsheet No. 9
Tip 1: Deal with fines promptly.
Tip 2: If you don’t pay a fine, the fine amount will be increased and your licence could be suspended.
Tip 3: Your options for appealing a fine reduce as the fine becomes more overdue.
- If you have received a court fine, you have the following options for dealing with the fine:
- pay the fine in full or make arrangement to pay by instalments
- appeal the fine to a higher court
- seek an annulment
- apply for a Work and Development Order (WDO)
- seek a write-off.