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You can apply to challenge your fine in court.
Going to court is usually more time-consuming and costly than using our review process. This is why we strongly recommend that you first consider requesting a review.
If you have a visa, it's recommended that you seek legal advice before electing to go to court, as a recorded conviction could affect your status
If you were not driving the vehicle at the time of the offence, do not apply to go to court.
Instead, follow the process for naming the driver of the vehicle.
Before you can challenge an overdue fine in court, you need to prove you could not deal with the penalty or reminder notice by the due date.
Find out more about how to apply for an annulment.
You need to apply to go to court before the due date on your penalty reminder.
If you've already paid the fine, you have 90 days from the date the penalty was issued.
If you’re not sure of the due date, contact us.
If you don’t apply to go to court within the time limit, you’ll need to go through a more difficult process, which involves proving you were prevented from going to court before the deadline.
Read more about challenging an overdue fine in court.
There are three ways you can apply to have your fine decided in court.
|Use our online process||Go to myPenalty and complete the online application process. To login, you'll need to enter the reference number on your penalty or infringement notice and the date of the offence.|
If you've lost your notice, contact us or complete the enquiry form.
You'll need to provide some proof of identification, such as your address, date of birth or driver's licence number.
|Download and complete the form||Download, print and complete the request to have a penalty decided in court for an individual PDF, 184.36 KB or a company PDF, 171.37 KB and send it to us.|
|Send a written request to us||Put your request in writing and send it to|
PO Box 786, Strawberry Hills NSW 2012