An Extension of Time is an agreement between you and Wyndham City providing you with up to an additional 3 months after the initial infringement due date or the Infringement Penalty Reminder Notice due date to pay the Infringement in full.

A Payment Plan is an agreement between you and Wyndham City enabling an Infringement to be paid off in instalments at regular monthly intervals. You must pay a minimum of $40 per month.

Who is eligible

Under the Infringements Act 2006 (Vic) you are eligible for an Extension of Time or a Payment Plan if you hold one of the following:

  • a Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card
  • a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card or Gold Card
  • a Centrelink Health Care Card
  • are offered  to persons automatically entitled as per Infringements Act;
  • discretionary requests. i.e. requests from applicants that do not meet the relevant concession card requirements,  however are experiencing, and can demonstrate to Council’s satisfaction, financial hardship  (see Financial Hardship below);
  • must meet a minimum monthly payment of $40 per infringement;
  • must not exceed a three (3) month period; and
  • are offered for infringements over $100 only.

Extensions of Time:

  • are offered only to persons automatically entitled as per Infringements Act;
  • discretionary requests. i.e. requests from applicants that do not meet the relevant concession card requirements,  however are experiencing, and can demonstrate to Council’s satisfaction, financial hardship (see Financial Hardship below);
  • maximum period of three (3) months.

Wyndham City will also consider granting an Extension of Time or a Payment Plan to other community members, if they are experiencing financial hardship.

Financial Hardship

If the applicant does not hold one of the above eligible cards, they may still apply on the basis of financial hardship however they MUST also provide a statutory declaration* outlining the circumstances of the financial hardship and attach any relevant information or supporting documents.

Persons who seek a payment plan or an extension of time shall be required to submit, on a confidential basis, a completed Extension of Time/Payment Plan for an Infringement Application Form including an explanation outlining their financial hardship.

Wyndham City take many factors into account when assessing serious financial hardship. Factors contributing to serious hardship generally include family tragedy, financial misfortune, serious illness, impacts of natural disaster and other serious or difficult circumstances. Each applicant is treated in accordance with their individual circumstances on a case-by-case basis and each application will be subject to the approval by the Fee Recovery Officer.

* Statutory declarations: A statutory declaration must contain a written statement that a person signs and declares to be true and correct before an authorised witness. By signing it the person agrees that the information in it is true, and the person can be charged with perjury if the information is false. To make a statutory declaration, the applicant should:

  • Download the statutory declaration form or a copy of the form may also be obtained from Council’s Civic Centre or Community Centres, most court houses and police stations.
  • Complete the form and have it witnessed by one of many people authorised to do so, such as a Justice of the Peace, pharmacist, police officer, court registrar, bank manager, medical practitioner or dentist.

Registered owner of vehicle

In order to apply for an Extension of Time or a Payment Plan for a parking infringement, you must be the registered owner or the nominated driver of the vehicle which incurred the Infringement Notice.

Extension of Time or Payment Plan not possible

An Extension of Time or Payment Plan is not possible if:

  • you are not the registered owner or nominated driver of the vehicle (Parking Infringement)
  • an Infringement Notice has been issued in a corporation name
  • an Enforcement Order for the Infringement has been issued by the Court
  • you have previously defaulted on an Extension of Time or a Payment Plan

Small Businesses

Whilst corporations are ineligible to apply for an Extension of Time, small businesses (sole proprietors or partnerships) may apply however they must be able to prove financial hardship to the satisfaction of Wyndham City.

Applying for an Extension of Time or a Payment Plan

Complete Extension of Time/Payment Plan for an Infringement Application Form at least 5 days before the due date stated on the initial Infringement Notice / Penalty Reminder Notice. 

You can submit the completed form to Wyndham City via:

  • Email: mail@wyndham.vic.gov.au
  • Fax: (03) 9741 6237
  • Mail: Wyndham City Council, PO Box 197, Werribee VIC 3030
  • In person: Wyndham City Council, 45 Princes Highway, Werribee VIC
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