Were you under 18 when the fine was issued?

If you were under the age of 18 when the offence was committed, the enforcement costs are reduced and driving restrictions may not apply to you if your fine was referred to Revenue NSW after 1 September 2004.

Enforcement costs for someone under 18

Revenue NSW has reduced the initial enforcement costs from $65 to $25 for customers under the age of 18. No further enforcement costs are associated with these fines. Any costs imposed by a court are not regarded as enforcement costs and therefore must be paid.

Driving restrictions

If you were under 18, driving restrictions can only be applied if your fine was for a traffic offence, such as speeding or driving without a licence. If restrictions are imposed, no enforcement costs will be added.

Driving restrictions cannot be imposed if the fine was for a non–traffic offence.

What happens if you don't pay the fine?

If you don’t pay the fine, Revenue NSW can seize goods belonging to you, garnishee your bank account or wages, or issue a community service order.

How do you check that the correct costs have been added to your fine?

When contacting Revenue NSW to enquire about a particular fine, you will need to supply the overdue fine number.

You may be required to prove your date of birth. Acceptable documentation includes a birth certificate, passport, travel concession card, proof of age card, or a letter from an acceptable third party such as a Justice of the Peace, a police officer, a school or teacher, doctor, etc.

Contact Revenue NSW to check what costs and restrictions have been applied.

What if costs and driving restrictions have been wrongly applied?

As soon as we determine you were under 18 at the time of the offence, we will assess the costs and restrictions applied to your overdue fines and remove them where appropriate.

Last updated: 26 February 2018