Infringements and Fines

Pay an infringement

You can pay your infringement online. Please note: Parking Infringements may only be paid online the next business day from the date of issue. 

Pay online

Alternatively, you can pay your infringement via:

  • Phone: using a credit or debit card over the phone by calling the Shire on 1300 850 600
  • In person: at any one of the Shire Offices
  • By mail: post a cheque or money order to the Mornington Peninsula Shire at Private Bag 1000, Rosebud, Victoria 3939 

Understanding and responding to infringements: Your options and next steps:

The Shire may issue an infringement for a number of different reasons. Once an infringement is issued it will follow a specific process. There are a few actions you can take if you have received an infringement. If you do not act before the due date on your infringement, then it may move to the next stage and you may be issued with a penalty reminder notice, which will incur more costs.

You can choose to pay your infringement, or deal with it another way. There are a few options available to you if you have received an infringement. However, to opt for these alternatives, you must make a request in writing or via our online form, as per the information below.

The following options are available to you before an infringement is registered with Fines Victoria: 

  • Pay online by the due date.
  • Use Council's online form to nominate(PDF, 831KB) the responsible driver if you received a camera-detected fine and were not driving the vehicle at the time
  • Use Council's online form to request a review
  • Send a written request to ask for a court hearing 
  • Fill in Council's online form to ask for an extension of time to pay 
  • Send a written request to ask us to refer your infringement to Fines Victoria so you can pay in instalments 
  • Apply for a Work and Development Permit
  • Apply for the Family Violence Scheme

It is important to note that if you do not act on your infringement before the due date, it may be registered with Fines Victoria, and you may receive a Notice of Final Demand from Fines Victoria. At this stage in the process, your infringement will incur substantial additional costs. Council has limited ability to assist you after an infringement is registered with Fines Victoria. Please contact Fines Victoria should you receive a Notice of Final Demand. 

 

View photos of your parking infringement offence

View photos of your parking infringement offence

You may view photos taken for parking infringements online. Please make sure you have your infringement/ticket number and your vehicle registration number handy. Please note, infringements may take a day before they are available to view. If you are unable to view an infringement that you received today, please check back again tomorrow.

View Photos Online

The infringement process

Step 1.An infringement notice is issued

You may receive an infringement in person or it may be posted to you. Once the infringement has been issued you will have 21 days (or 28 days in the case that the infringement is posted to you) to pay the infringement, appeal the infringement or elect to have the infringement heard in the Magistrate's Court.

Step 2.A penalty reminder notice is sent

If no action is taken after the initial 21 days then a penalty reminder will be sent. There will also be an additional cost incurred. You will have a further 21 days to pay the infringement, appeal the infringement or elect to have the infringement heard in the Magistrate's Court.

Step 3.The infringement is referred for further enforcement

If there has still been no action taken after the further 21 days given with the Penalty Reminder Notice, the infringement will then either be registered with Fines Victoria or referred to the Magistrates Court.

In the case where the infringement has been registered with Fines Victoria, you will receive a notice of final demand and additional costs will be incurred. At this stage, the infringement can no longer be dealt with by the Shire and you will need to deal directly with Fines Victoria.

In the case that the infringement is referred to the Magistrates Court, you will receive a summons in the mail.

Payment plans

You may request an extension of time to pay the infringement or you can request that Council refers your infringement to Fines Victoria to enter into a payment arrangement, which would allow you to pay by instalments. 

Payment extension request

Council offers a payment plan by way of an extension to the existing due date. You may request an extension online using the following link: 

Payment extension request

Payment instalment request with Fines Victoria

If you wish to make payment of an infringement in instalments, please be advised that you may email or send a written request to ask Council to refer your infringement to Fines Victoria on your behalf. Your request must include your name, residential address, and the infringement number. Utilise link below to submit your email request: 

Payment instalment request

You will be notified of the outcome

You will receive written advice of the outcome of your request via Australia Post.

Appealing an infringement

Step 1.Lodge your appeal

If you receive an infringement, you may make an application for internal review. Before you decide to request an internal review of your infringement notice, please consider the following:

  1. If the infringement relates to a parking offence, you should view the photos online. Was an offence committed? 
  2. Do you have a valid (legal) reason for Council to review your infringement notice? 
  3. Is the infringement issued to you? Only a person named on an infringement can request a review. If you are not named on the infringement, you will need to provide written authorisation from the person named on the infringement for you to appeal.
  4. Was someone else driving your vehicle at the time that the offence was committed? You may choose to nominate another person as responsible for the commission of the offence using Council’s Driver nomination form(PDF, 831KB).

Only ONE request for the review of an infringement may be made to the Shire and must be in writing or via our online form. Please note that an appeal can only be lodged with Council before the due date on the infringement notice or on the penalty reminder notice. Council cannot accept an appeal after an infringement is registered with Fines Victoria. The following must be included:

  • The infringement number
  • The name of the person applying, and if they are not named on the infringement, written authorisation from the person named on the infringement for them to appeal.
  • If the infringement is issued to a company, written authority is required for the applicant to request a review.
  • A residential or business address to post the letter advising the outcome of your appeal.
  • The legal grounds and reason why you believe that Council should review your infringement notice.
  • Any additional documentation in support of your appeal.

Please note that if any of the required elements of an appeal are missing, Council will provide you with the opportunity to re-submit/rectify your request. Your appeal will be considered legally received on the date that it is re-submitted/rectified. 

Lodge Your Appeal Online

OR you may post or email your appeal directly to the Shire

Once your appeal is received, your infringement will be placed on hold. Council has 90 days in which to conduct an infringement review, plus additional time if further information is requested. You will be notified in writing of the outcome of your appeal within 21 days of a decision being made. No additional costs will be incurred during this time.

Step 2.Review of Your Infringement

Once your appeal has been received your infringement will be placed on hold and no further action will be taken until the review has been concluded. Council may request further information from you with regards to your appeal. If this is not provided within 14 days of the request, a decision may be made on your appeal without any further information.

Step 3.Advice of the Outcome

Once a review has been completed you will receive a letter notifying you of the outcome of your appeal. If your appeal was not successful, the due date of the infringement will be extended, and you will be advised of the options available to you.

Possible outcomes of your review request include a decision to:

An enforcement agency may make the following decision on reviewing an application for internal review based on the grounds of contrary to law:

  • confirm the decision to serve an infringement notice
  • withdraw the infringement notice and serve an official warning
  • withdraw the infringement notice
  • withdraw the infringement notice and refer the matter to the Magistrates’ Court
  • approve a payment plan by way of an extension of time

Upon receiving notice of the outcome of the review, the options available to you will be provided in your letter advising the decision and include:

  • pay the infringement
  • apply for a payment plan by way of an extension of time
  • Submit a written request to Council for the infringement to be referred to Fines Victoria to enter into a Payment arrangement which would allow payment by instalments.
  • elect to have the matter heard in the Magistrates’ Court
  • make an application to the Director, Fines Victoria under the Family Violence Scheme, or
  • if the person is eligible, an accredited organisation may apply to the Director, Fines Victoria for a Work and Development Permit on their behalf.