Appeal a fine

If a Council authorised officer reasonably believes that a person has committed an offence against in which the officer is authorised to investigate, the officer may issue and serve on a person an infringement notice (fine) as an alternative to a prosecution for certain offences.

As per the Infringement Act, you’re entitled to request only one review of your fine. This means you need to give us all of the relevant details when applying to help us to make a decision.

All applications for review must be made in writing and must be received by Yarra Council before the due date on the infringement.  Applications for an internal review cannot be made verbally.

What are the grounds I can appeal a fine?

The Victorian Infringements Act 2006 provides four specific grounds for review. They are:

Special Circumstances

Contrary to Law

Exceptional Circumstances

Mistake of Identity

 

Payment options

You can pay for a fine by:

  • Payments Online
  • Telephone 1300 792 772
  • Mail - please make the cheque payable to Yarra City Council, PO Box 168, Richmond, 3121
  • In person at Council Offices: 8.30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday

Failure to pay a fine or to contact Council prior to the due date may result in further action being taken. This may include additional costs, enforcement or legal action or referral to a collection agency.

Special Circumstances

Special circumstances apply where the offender is homeless, has a mental or intellectual disability, is addicted to drugs or alcohol, or suffers from a condition which results in the person being unable to understand the offending conduct, or unable to control the conduct. If you select this ground of review, you must include official letters of support or other documentation from treatment providers such as medical practitioners, social workers or drug and alcohol counsellors.

Contrary to Law

Contrary to Law applies when you believe no offence took place. You will need to provide details about why you believe the decision to issue the fine is unlawful.

Exceptional Circumstances

Exceptional circumstances include unforeseeable or unpreventable circumstances where the offender was not able to prevent the offence from occurring. This would include a genuine emergency. Exceptional circumstances do not include being held up at the doctors or running late for a meeting. Council has authority to decide whether your situation counts as exceptional or not. You must prove the situation was serious and beyond your control. and have good supporting evidence (e.g. doctors or ambulance report, mechanics report) Please attach before submitting your review.

Mistake of Identity

Mistake of Identity applies when you were not the offender and did not commit the offence. If you were not the person who committed the offence you need to nominate who was.

Application for review of a fine

If you believe you have legal grounds for Council to review your fine, please complete the online application form below.

All applications for review must be made in writing and must be received by Yarra City Council before the due date on the infringement notice. Applications for an internal review cannot be made verbally. Additional information must be also be in writing.

How can I appeal a fine?

Request a review of a parking fine

Request a review of a Construction or Compliance (animal, health, planning, litter) fine

 

Appeal a fine

If a Council authorised officer reasonably believes that a person has committed an offence against in which the officer is authorised to investigate, the officer may issue and serve on a person an infringement notice (fine) as an alternative to a prosecution for certain offences.

As per the Infringement Act, you’re entitled to request only one review of your fine. This means you need to give us all of the relevant details when applying to help us to make a decision.

All applications for review must be made in writing and must be received by Yarra Council before the due date on the infringement.  Applications for an internal review cannot be made verbally.

What are the grounds I can appeal a fine?

The Victorian Infringements Act 2006 provides four specific grounds for review. They are

Special Circumstanceslink to below long description

Contrary to Lawlink to below long description

Exceptional Circumstanceslink to below long description

Mistake of Identitylink to below long description

Payment options

You can pay for a fine by:

  • Payments Online
  • Telephone 1300 792 772
  • Mail - please make the cheque payable to Yarra City Council, PO Box 168, Richmond, 3121
  • In person at Council Offices: 8.30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday

Failure to pay a fine or to contact Council prior to the due date may result in further action being taken. This may include additional costs, enforcement or legal action or referral to a collection agency.

Special Circumstances

Special circumstances apply where the offender is homeless, has a mental or intellectual disability, is addicted to drugs or alcohol, or suffers from a condition which results in the person being unable to understand the offending conduct, or unable to control the conduct. If you select this ground of review, you must include official letters of support or other documentation from treatment providers such as medical practitioners, social workers or drug and alcohol counsellors.

Contrary to Law

Contrary to Law applies when you believe no offence took place. You will need to provide details about why you believe the decision to issue the fine is unlawful.

Exceptional Circumstances

Exceptional circumstances include unforeseeable or unpreventable circumstances where the offender was not able to prevent the offence from occurring. This would include a genuine emergency. Exceptional circumstances do not include being held up at the doctors or running late for a meeting. Council has authority to decide whether your situation counts as exceptional or not. You must prove the situation was serious and beyond your control. and have good supporting evidence (e.g. doctors or ambulance report, mechanics report) Please attach before submitting your review.

Application for review of a fine

If you believe you have legal grounds for Council to review your fine, please complete the online application form below.

All applications for review must be made in writing and must be received by Yarra City Council before the due date on the infringement notice. Applications for an internal review cannot be made verbally. Additional information must be also be in writing.

How can I appeal a fine?

Request a review of a parking fine. (link to survey gizmo) 

Request a review of a Construction or Compliance (animal, health, planning, litter) fine  (link to survey gizmo)

 

 

 

Appeal a fine

If a Council authorised officer reasonably believes that a person has committed an offence against in which the officer is authorised to investigate, the officer may issue and serve on a person an infringement notice (fine) as an alternative to a prosecution for certain offences.

As per the Infringement Act, you’re entitled to request only one review of your fine. This means you need to give us all of the relevant details when applying to help us to make a decision.

All applications for review must be made in writing and must be received by Yarra Council before the due date on the infringement.  Applications for an internal review cannot be made verbally.

What are the grounds I can appeal a fine?

The Victorian Infringements Act 2006 provides four specific grounds for review. They are

Special Circumstanceslink to below long description

Contrary to Lawlink to below long description

Exceptional Circumstanceslink to below long description

Mistake of Identitylink to below long description

Payment options

You can pay for a fine by:

  • Payments Online
  • Telephone 1300 792 772
  • Mail - please make the cheque payable to Yarra City Council, PO Box 168, Richmond, 3121
  • In person at Council Offices: 8.30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday

Failure to pay a fine or to contact Council prior to the due date may result in further action being taken. This may include additional costs, enforcement or legal action or referral to a collection agency.

Special Circumstances

Special circumstances apply where the offender is homeless, has a mental or intellectual disability, is addicted to drugs or alcohol, or suffers from a condition which results in the person being unable to understand the offending conduct, or unable to control the conduct. If you select this ground of review, you must include official letters of support or other documentation from treatment providers such as medical practitioners, social workers or drug and alcohol counsellors.

Contrary to Law

Contrary to Law applies when you believe no offence took place. You will need to provide details about why you believe the decision to issue the fine is unlawful.

Exceptional Circumstances

Exceptional circumstances include unforeseeable or unpreventable circumstances where the offender was not able to prevent the offence from occurring. This would include a genuine emergency. Exceptional circumstances do not include being held up at the doctors or running late for a meeting. Council has authority to decide whether your situation counts as exceptional or not. You must prove the situation was serious and beyond your control. and have good supporting evidence (e.g. doctors or ambulance report, mechanics report) Please attach before submitting your review.

Application for review of a fine

If you believe you have legal grounds for Council to review your fine, please complete the online application form below.

All applications for review must be made in writing and must be received by Yarra City Council before the due date on the infringement notice. Applications for an internal review cannot be made verbally. Additional information must be also be in writing.

How can I appeal a fine?

Request a review of a parking fine. (link to survey gizmo) 

Request a review of a Construction or Compliance (animal, health, planning, litter) fine  (link to survey gizmo)

 

 

 

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