To apply online, please use a laptop or PC to complete the appeal. Alternatively, download the appeal form(PDF, 277KB) and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
You can appeal your fine if you believe any of the following:
- the fine was contrary to law
- the fine was a mistake
- special circumstances apply (e.g. homelessness)
- you must provide evidence of your special circumstance
- exceptional circumstances apply (e.g. medical emergencies)
- you were unaware of the fine
How to appeal
Gather all supporting information.
Complete the infringement offence review form.
The review process can take up to 90 days and you will receive a written response of the outcome. The fine will be placed on hold until an outcome has been decided.
The Infringement Act 2006 allows you to make one application for review. You will need to provide all relevant and supporting documentation. If extra information is required, but not received by a due date, a decision will be made anyway.
It is an offence to provide false or misleading information. Further action may be taken if this occurs.
After reviewing an appeal, we may:
- confirm our decision to serve a fine
- withdraw the notice and give you an official warning
- withdraw the fine completely
- withdraw the fine and refer the matter to the court
- waive all or any penalty reminder notice fees
- approve a payment plan
You may be requested by to supply additional information.
You are only allowed one appeal per fine.
If your appeal is unsuccessful, you must then complete one of the below actions before the new due date on your fine:
If you are eligible, an accredited organisation may apply to the Director, Fines Victoria for a Work and Development Permit on your behalf.