Non-Payment of Other Infringements

Where another infringement, such as an Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act, Public Health Act, Food Act, Environmental Protection Act or local law infringement notice is issued to a person and no action is taken within the 28 day period provided for payment, a reminder notice is issued to the person.

When a reminder notice is issued, Council allows another 28 days to make full payment.

If no payment is received by the due date then Council will forward the matter to Council’s solicitor for recovery and further costs may be incurred.  Generally the solicitor will send the person a letter giving further time for the infringement to be paid.  If the infringement is not paid the unpaid fine will be referred to the Magistrates Court.

The Magistrates Court may increase the infringement amount and will refer the fine to State Penalties Enforcement Registry (SPER) for recovery and further costs may be incurred.

If you do not pay your infringement, SPER can:

  • Suspend your driver's licence
  • Refer you debts to an authorised debt collection agent
  • Direct your bank to deduct funds from your bank account
  • Immobilise your vehicle
  • Seize and sell your property
  • Issue a warrant for you arrest and imprisonment

For more information visit State Penalties Enforcement Registry or phone 1300 365 635.