If you have received an Infringement Notice you are in breach of Victorian State Legislation. The Infringement Notice included the options available to you including:
- Pay the fine in full
- Elect to have the fine internally reviewed
- Elect to have the matter heard by the court
- Apply for a payment plan
The Infringement Notice also warned you additional fees and further enforcement action would be taken if you failed to act by the due date on the infringement notice.
Unpaid fines after 21 days
After 21 days if you have not contacted Wyndham City about any of the options listed on the Infringement Notice a Penalty Reminder Notice will be sent to you.
The Penalty Reminder Notice provides you with the following options:
- to pay in full plus the additional costs
- elect to have the fine internally reviewed
- elect to have the matter heard by the court
- apply for a payment plan
- in the case of a parking Infringement Notice to nominate the person responsible for the offence
The Penalty Reminder Notice also stated additional fees and further enforcement action would be taken if you failed to act by the due date on the Penalty Reminder Notice.
Additional costs are applied because of the costs to Wyndham City to produce and send out the Penalty Reminder Notice. These costs need to be covered by the offender and not the ratepayers of the Wyndham Community.
Unpaid fines after a further 21 days
If you fail to act by the due date on the Penalty Reminder Notice and you have not contacted Wyndham City about any of the options available to you, we will refer the matter to the Fines Victoria. At this point Wyndham City cannot accept your payment or requests for an internal review or applications for payment plans. You now need to contact Fines Victoria in order to finalise the outstanding Infringement and pay the fine plus additional costs.