A fine is issued when a road safety camera detects a speeding, red light or an unregistered vehicle offence.
Options for dealing with a fine
If you receive a speeding, red light or unregistered vehicle fine, you have at least 28 days to pay. Options for dealing with a fine include:
- pay in full (External link)
- nominate another driver (External link)
- request an internal review (External link)
- elect to go to court (External link)
- apply for an extension of time (External link)
- apply to pay by instalments (External link).
If you have been fined for travelling more than 25 km/h over the limit some of these options may not be available to you.
For more information visit the Fines Victoria website (External link).
Victoria Police can withdraw a fine and issue an official warning in its place. Each application for an official warning is judged on a case-by-case basis.
For more information about official warnings, including grounds for review and how to apply, visit the Victoria Police website (External link).
If you do not take action
If you don’t pay your fine and ignore all reminders to pay, Fines Victoria may issue an enforcement warrant and the results can be quite costly. The Sheriff can enforce an unpaid enforcement warrant by:
- seizing and selling your property
- suspending your driver licence
- suspending your vehicle's registration
- preventing the renewal of your vehicle's registration
- wheel clamping your vehicle
- as a final option, arresting you.
For more information, visit the sheriff operations in Victoria page on the justice website (External link).
The Family Violence Scheme (External link) is an option if your experience of family violence has substantially contributed to your fines.
Support is also available (External link) for vulnerable or disadvantaged people and those needing further assistance.