Summary of options for dealing with infringement notices
The options a client has for dealing with fines that have not yet been registered with Fines Victoria are as follows:
Write to the enforcement agency requesting an internal review of the decision to serve an infringement notice and/or a withdrawal of the outstanding infringement notices pursuant to s 22 of the Infringements Act 2006 (Vic) (IA).
Elect to have the matter heard and determined at the Magistrates’ Court pursuant to s 16 or 30 of the IA.
Write to the enforcement agency asking for a payment plan to be put in place, or for an extension your client to pay or both pursuant to s 46 of the IA. Alternatively, your client can write to Fines Victoria asking for a payment arrangement.
If a client is an eligible person enlist an accredited agency or an accredited health practitioner to make an application for a WDP on behalf of the client, and to supervise the participation of the client in activities under a WDP.