If you don’t think you should pay your overdue fine and would like to challenge it, you can apply to have the fine heard in court. Before you can challenge an overdue fine in court, you will need to explain how you were hindered from acting on the original fine before it became overdue and supply supporting evidence, such as medical or travel documents.
If you received your fine before 1998, contact us to learn how you can review it.
If you've received a failure to vote notice there is a separate review process.
You can review your overdue fine online using myEnforcement Order if you:
You can contact us to talk more about your options.
You may have a reason to review a fine for failing to appear for jury service if you:
If this is the case, you can review the fine.
If your overdue fine is not withdrawn, you can pay the overdue fine or alternatively, you may appeal the decision not to withdraw the fine to a local court. We will write to you to give you more information about this option.
You can apply to have your overdue fine referred to the court and heard by a magistrate. When challenging an overdue fine in court, you will also need to explain how you were hindered from acting on the original fine before it became overdue and supply supporting evidence, such as medical or travel documents
If the court determines the fine was correctly issued, they can vary the fine amount up to a maximum of $2,200.
You can apply online. Please explain how you were hindered and supply supporting evidence, such as medical or travel documents.
You will also need the following information to complete the online application:
You might find it helpful to get legal advice during the court election process and if the court election is approved.
Contact LawAccess for free legal information and referral services.
We’ll assess your application within six weeks.
If there's enough information to support your claim, your case will be listed before a court. This is generally the court closest to where the initial incident took place.
If the court finds in your favour, you won’t have to pay your fine.