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
- nominate another driver
- request an internal review
- elect to go to court
- apply for an extension of time
- apply to pay by instalments .
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 .
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 .
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 .
The Family Violence Scheme is an option if your experience of family violence has substantially contributed to your fines.
Support is also available for vulnerable or disadvantaged people and those needing further assistance.