The Department of Justice and Community Safety is responsible for establishing common principles and standards across the infringements system. This entails monitoring and supporting more than 120 enforcement agencies that administer fines in Victoria.

The department’s Infringements System Oversight Unit provides information to help enforcement agencies carry out their obligations under the Infringements Act 2006.

New offences

The Infringements System Oversight Unit (ISOU) must be consulted for all new infringement offence proposals when higher infringement penalties for existing offences are being considered and when existing infringement offences are being reviewed or re-made. 

Where a new statutory rule is proposed, under section 6A of the Subordinate Legislation Act 1994,  the responsible Minister must certify that the Department of Justice and Community Safety has been consulted and that the proposed statutory rule meets the requirements under the Attorney-General's guidelines to the Infringements Act.

All section 6A certificates must be laid before each House of Parliament with the statutory rule. The Subordinate Legislation Act does not set out any particular form for the certificate that is provided. 

For further information, email ISOU@justice.vic.gov.au (External link)