Local laws fines

You can make a payment via:

  • Online
  • 1300 792 772
  • Mail: Yarra City Council, PO Box 168, Richmond, 3121 (please make the cheque payable to Yarra City Council)
  • In person at a Yarra City Council contact centre

What are the grounds I can appeal an infringement notice?

The Infringements Act 2006 outlines the grounds available when requesting an internal review of your fine.

Special Circumstances 

This is defined by Infringement Act 2006 and relates to:

  • A person with a mental or intellectual disability, disorder, disease or illness, a serious addiction to drugs or alcohol which results in a person being unable to understand the offending conduct or unable to control the conduct.
  • Homelessness, where the homelessness results in the person being unable to control the offending conduct.
  • Family violence 

Contrary to law

If you believe no offence occurred.

Exceptional circumstances

Unforeseeable or unpreventable circumstances where the offender was not able to prevent the offence from occurring. Please note, you must provide evidence that these circumstances are true.

Mistake of identity

Mistake of identity applies when the person was not the offender. 

Persons unaware

There are circumstances where a person is unaware of the infringement notice having been served because of a change in address or that you were interstate or overseas at the time the notice was served. 

How to request an internal review of your fine

You can submit your application for internal review the following ways:

Request an internal review

Who will be offered a payment plan?

 A Payment Plan with us is an extension of time to pay. 

You will be automatically offered a payment plan if you are in receipt of any one of the following:

  • Commonwealth Government (Centrelink) Pensioner Concession Card
  • Department of Veterans’ Affairs Pensioner Concession Card or Gold Card
  • Centrelink Health Care Card (all types including non-means tested).

You may be eligible for a payment arrangement with Fines Victoria.  Please visit their website for further details.

Work and development permit scheme

The Work and Development Permit (WDP) Scheme is a new initiative to provide vulnerable and disadvantaged people with a non-financial option to address their fine debt.  A WDP allows an eligible person to work off fine debt by participating in certain activities and treatment.  If you are interested to learn more about the WDP Scheme, contact the WDP Operational Team at wdp@justice.vic.gov.au