Sheriff’s officers take action against people who do not comply with their debt-related court orders.
They enforce warrants and orders issued by Victorian courts for both criminal (arising from unpaid fines) and civil (arising from orders made following civil disputes) matters.
Sheriff’s officers use a variety of means (see the Sheriff activities page on this website) to locate people named on warrants (defendants).
Once they have tracked down a defendant, they demand payment of outstanding debt.
Sheriff’s officers are authorised to exercise a range of enforcement powers if the defendant does not take action to resolve their outstanding matters.
Contact Fines Victoria (External link) for enquiries regarding warrants.
Justice officers at Justice Service Centres around Victoria can take payments and assist with enquiries about fines and warrants.
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- Pay a fine (External link)
- What happens if you don't pay a fine (External link)
- What to do if your wheel has been clamped (External link)
- What happens when a Sheriff's officer contacts you
- What happens when a person does not pay a civil debt
- Find out how to become a Sheriff's officer
- Read the Attorney-General's annual reports on the infringement system