Manages the infringements system in Victoria
An infringement notice, or fine, is a penalty for breaking the law. In Victoria offences for which fines can be issued are covered by more than 60 acts and are administered by a range of state and local government agencies, including universities and hospitals.
Traffic, parking and transport-related offences are the most common.
If you receive a fine and do not pay it on time, you will be subject to additional fees.
Should your unpaid fine advance to warrant stage, sheriff’s officers will be called in to enforce the matter.
Sanctions at the Sheriff’s disposal include:
- wheel clamping
- suspension of your driver’s licence and motor vehicle registration
- non-renewal of your motor vehicle registration
- seizure and sale of personal property.
The infringements system is in place to discourage unlawful behaviour and to give people the option of resolving their matters by paying a fixed penalty, rather than going to court.
The Department of Justice and Regulation manages the end-to-end infringements system in Victoria.
For more information about the fines process, to pay a fine or to explore your options, please visit the Fines Victoria website (External link)
Manages enforcement and processes infringement notices, warrants and payments
Issues enforcement orders and infringement warrants, and decides upon applications for revocation and payment plans
Reviews complaints and issues relating to Victoria's road safety camera system
Actions criminal and civil warrants and enforces sanctions against those who do not comply with court orders
- Pay a fine (External link)
- Apply for a payment plan (External link)
- View Victoria's new Road Safety Strategy (External link)
- Find out about your infringement options (External link)
- Find out what happens if you don’t pay (External link)
- Locate sheriff’s offices across Victoria (External link)
- View the Annual Reports on the infringements system 2007-2015
- View the Attorney-General's Guidelines to the Infringements Act 2006
Learn about the role of sheriff's officers, who are responsible for enforcing warrants and orders issued by all Victorian courts
New instructional videos are available to help people deal with their fines. The videos are available in English and five other languages.
Find out about penalty units (related to a fine), late charges and penalty interest rates (related to a civil judgment debt or court order)
Read the information provided to the state and government enforcement agencies that administer fines in Victoria
Learn more about the sale of goods that have been seized by sheriff's officers
Learn more about the confiscation of property and/or money connected to crime
View a list of automatically indexed fees and fines (traffic and tolling fines not included)