People who refuse to pay their debt, whether linked to outstanding fines (resulting from unpaid infringements) or as a result of a civil court judgement, risk having their goods seized by sheriff’s officers and sold at public auction.
An infringement notice, or fine, is a penalty for breaking the law. In Victoria offences for which fines can be issued are covered by more than 60 acts and are administered by a range of state and local government agencies, including universities and hospitals. Traffic, parking and transport-related offences are the most common.
If you do not pay your fine and you ignore all reminders, the matter becomes more serious and costly. The Infringements Court may issue an infringement warrant, giving the Sheriff power to enforce that warrant.