Factsheet No. 8: On-the-Spot Fines – COVID-19. Your Review Rights and Payment
This factsheet is to help you understand what to do if you have received a penalty notice for breaching the new COVID-19 public health orders.
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 an on-the-spot COVID-19 fine (also known as a penalty notice) you have the following options for dealing with the fine:
- pay the fine in full or make arrangement to pay by instalments
- seek an internal review via Revenue NSW
- appeal the fine to court
- apply for a Work and Development Order (WDO)
- seek a write-off of the fine.
You can also contact Redfern Legal Centre for free legal advice about COVID-19 fines in NSW.