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Sheriff's operations

Sheriff's officers are responsible for actioning warrants in Victoria.

Sheriff's operations employs sheriff's officers who enforce sanctions against those who do not comply with court orders. In respect of non-payment of fines there are a range of options to compel people to comply. Depending on the type of warrant these include the seizure and sale of assets, licence or registration suspension or, as a final option, arrest and imprisonment.

The Sheriff is responsible for warrants for non-payment of fines, including failure to pay infringement notices for on-the-spot fines registered as Infringement Court Orders, and failure to pay fines imposed by a magistrate following an appearance in court. The Victorian office was the first in Australia where the Sheriff took over from the police force, the responsibility for enforcing criminal fines.

Sheriffs operations

Sheriff's operations - Civic Compliance Victoria

  • Phone 03 9200 8222
  • Postal address GPO Box 1916
    Melbourne VIC 3001
  • Street address Ground Level
    277 William Street
    Melbourne VIC 3000
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The department acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the Traditional Custodians of the land and acknowledges and pays respect to their Elders, past and present.