Parking infringements

Frequently asked questions when you receive a parking infringement .

Parking Infringements may be issued if:

  • Your vehicle was parked without a valid permit
  • Your vehicle was parked in a bay other than the type shown on your permit
  • Your vehicle was parked outside of a designated parking bay
  • You entered your vehicle registration letters or numbers incorrectly
  • You failed to switch over the “active” vehicle registration within vPermit

If you get a parking fine and believe it’s unfair or incorrect, you are encouraged to request a parking infringement review.  The application must:

  • be in writing
  • include the infringement number, the grounds for review, and a current postal address
  • include relevant documents to support the grounds for review (such as a letter from your doctor, police report or evidence of mechanical breakdown)
  • contain a letter or other evidence of consent if being lodged on behalf of a third party

Not providing sufficient information in the review application may influence the outcome.

You can request a parking infringement review in two ways:

NOTE: You must provide a postal address when requesting a review. It is a requirement under the Infringement Act 2006 that the review decision be mailed to a postal address.

You may contact 9058 6636 for further information about the appeal process.

If you get a parking fine and believe it’s unfair or incorrect, you are encouraged to request a parking infringement review.

An application for internal La Trobe University review can be made at any time before the offence is registered with Fines Victoria, or before the expiry of the period for bringing a proceeding to Court in relation to the offence.

Only one application for internal review can be made regarding any one infringement offence.

Applications for internal review must:

  • be in writing, and include the infringement number
  • state the grounds for review
  • provide current address details
  • contain letter of consent, or other evidence of consent, if done on behalf of a third party.
  • where applicable applications for internal La Trobe University review should include corroborating documents to support the grounds for review. For example, letters from doctors, CentreLink details, Police reports and evidence of mechanical breakdowns. Not providing sufficient information for a review to be considered may influence the outcome.

Grounds for review are:

  • if you believe the decision to serve the notice was contrary to law
  • there is a mistake in identity
  • your conduct should be excused as exceptional
  • you were unaware that the infringement notice had been served
  • if special circumstances apply, special circumstances are defined in legislation, see below.

Special circumstances reviews

Special circumstances are defined by the Infringement Act 2006 and relate 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, where the applicants circumstances involving family violence resulted in the applicants inability to control the conduct constituting the offence.

When an application is made under the grounds of special circumstances, the enforcement agency is limited to:

  • confirming the decision to serve the infringement notice
  • withdrawing the infringement notice
  • withdrawing the infringement notice and serving an official warning in place of the notice.

If the agency rejects the application for internal review and confirms the decision to issue the infringement notice, it must refer the matter to the Magistrates' Court for determination by a judicial officer.

You can request a parking infringement review in two ways:

NOTE: You must provide a postal address when requesting a review. It is a requirement under the Infringement Act 2006 that the review decision be mailed to a postal address.

You may contact 9058 6636 for further information about the appeal process.

You can pay online via the self-service portal: Infringement Self Service portal.  Have your Notice handy as you’ll need the Infringement Number and Offence Date.

A full list of payment methods can also be found on the infringement notice.

Parking infringements are mailed out to the address associated with the vehicle registration and are no longer printed on paper and placed on vehicle windscreens. This aligns with the parking infringement system requirements in Victoria, which is highly regulated.

You can nominate another driver or request a court hearing online via the self-service portal: Infringement Self Service portal.

Click here to access the pdf form, and fill in the required details and upload to the self service portal.

Remember to include the infringement number and your vehicle registration number in the top right-hand corner of the form.