Victoria – Australia Road Laws & Regulations

ROAD SAFETY ACT 1986
ROAD MANAGEMENT ACT 2004
ROAD SAFETY (DRIVERS) REGULATIONS 1999
ROAD SAFETY (DRIVING INSTRUCTORS) REGULATIONS 1999
ROAD SAFETY (GENERAL) REGULATIONS 1999
ROAD SAFETY (ROAD RULES) REGULATIONS 1999
ROAD SAFETY (VEHICLES) REGULATIONS 1999
ROAD TRAFFIC (VEHICLE STANDARDS) REGULATIONS 2002 

Victoria – Speeding Fine Questions & Answers
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Q: I have received a Traffic Infringement Notice – what happens now?
Q: But I don’t know who was driving my vehicle. What will I do?
Q: Can I pay the fine by instalments?
Q: I have no money to pay the fine. What will I do?
Q: Is it possible to do community work in lieu of the fine?
Q: What happens if I plead not guilty?
Q: What happens if I ignore the Traffic Infringement Notice?
Q: This if my first speeding infringement. May I be given a caution?
Q: My company has a car registered to it. What do I have to do if a company-owned vehicle was detected speeding?
Q: What is the penalty if the company fails to nominate a driver?
Q: I want to view the photograph of my offence
Q: I’ve been overseas and I have received an infringement notice, how do I nominate the driver?
Q: I live overseas and I have received an infringement notice, can I send a cheque in overseas currency?


Q: I have received a Traffic Infringement Notice – what happens now?
The following options are available:

  • Pay the penalty in full
  • Elect to have the matter dealt with by a Magistrate
  • Nominate the offending driver
  • Apply for an extension of time to pay
  • Apply for a caution (if you have a previously good driving record)

Time limits and other restrictions may apply to these options

Find out what to do when you get a speeding fine

Q: But I don’t know who was driving my vehicle. What will I do?
You must provide the Traffic Camera Office with a statutory declaration stating the enquiries you have made to ascertain the identity of the driver and the name and address of all those who may have been the driver at the time.

To download a statutory declaration to nominate another driver, click below:

 Statutory Declaration (47KB)

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For further information about nominating another driver, click here.

Q: Can I pay the fine by instalments?
No. Your fine must be paid in full. Part payment cannot be accepted. In case of hardship you may apply to Civic Compliance for an extension of time to pay the fine.

If the fine is not paid within the designated time period the matter will go to the PERIN Court system and will accrue associated costs. It may then be possible to apply to the Court and arrange for the penalty and associated costs to be paid by instalments.

Q: I have no money to pay the fine. What will I do?
In cases of hardship you may contact Civic Compliance and apply for an extension of time to pay the fine.

Click here for contact details.

Q: Is it possible to do community work in lieu of the fine?
You cannot simply convert your fine to community work. The only way to do community work instead of paying the fine is when the matter is decided in open court.In some cases a defendant who has been arrested may be eligible for a community custodial permit.

Q: What happens if I plead not guilty?
You have the right to challenge the offence in court, provided that you give the relevant notice within the prescribed time limit. If you plead not guilty the magistrate will decide the case. If you are found guilty, the Magistrate will decide upon any fine and/or licence suspension.

Be aware the Court can increase your fine and impose a licence suspension or cancellation if the Magistrate thinks the offence merits it, having heard all the evidence. So, if you go to Court and are found guilty, you might end up paying more than the fixed penalty – you can lose your licence and might have to pay court costs as well.

Q: What happens if I ignore the Traffic Infringement Notice?
The fixed penalty system is designed so that you can get this matter dealt with quickly and easily without attending court. But if you do not pay the infringement, the matter may automatically be registered for enforcement under the PERIN Court system and you are likely to face additional costs.

Q: This if my first speeding infringement. May I be given a caution?
You can apply for a caution which is decided by Police in their discretion. The criteria they consider include:

  • You have not had a speeding or traffic offence within the previous three years
  • You have held a full driving licence for a minimum of three years
  • You admit the offence
  • Your alleged speed was within 10kph of the speed limit applicable
  • You have not had a caution within the last three years
  • The same criteria applies to a driver who has not had a previous speeding or traffic offence within the preceeding five years, has held a full driving licence for a minimum of five years and the alleged speed was within 15kph of the speed limit applicable.

Click here for further information and details of how to apply for a caution.

Q: My company has a car registered to it. What do I have to do if a company-owned vehicle was detected speeding?
If a company car is detected speeding, it is the a company’s responsibility to nominate who the driver was by completing the Statutory Declaration at the back of the notice.

Your company should not pay the penalty. Tell the Traffic Camera Office who was driving, and they will re-issue a speeding infringement to the speeding driver.

It is an offence if the company fails to nominate the actual driver.

Click here for contact details for Civic Compliance Victoria.

Q: What is the penalty if the company fails to nominate a driver? 
If a company fails to nominate a driver before the due date, the company receives a penalty of $600.

Q: I want to view the photograph of my offence
To view a photograph visit Civic Compliance Victoria at 120 Spencer Street Melbourne, between the hours of 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday (except public holidays).

If you are unable to attend in person, send a cheque or money order for $7.50 to Civic Compliance Victoria at GPO Box 2041S Melbourne with the details of your infringement. A copy will be sent to you by mail.

Q: I’ve been overseas and I have received an infringement notice, how do I nominate the driver?
If the time limit for nominating another driver has not expired you can complete the statutory declaration at the back of the infringement notice nominating the driver and send to Civic Compliance Victoria.

To download a statutory declaration to nominate another driver, click below:

 Statutory Declaration (47KB)

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Q: I live overseas and I have received an infringement notice, can I send a cheque in overseas currency?
No. Civic Compliance Victoria only accepts cheques in Australian (AUD) currency.

You can pay online with your credit card at www.maxi.com.auin any currency you like.

Just select the “Civic

Compliance Victoria” transaction type from the menu, enter the obligation number on your speeding fine (located in the top right-hand corner), and the amount you wish to pay (in Australian dollars — located in the “amount due” section near the bottom of your infringement).

Enter your credit card details, and the money will be taken from your credit card (in Australian dollars) using the bank’s current exchange rate.

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