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A fine is issued when a road safety camera detects a speeding, red light or an unregistered vehicle offence.

Options for dealing with a fine

If you receive a speeding, red light or unregistered vehicle fine, you should take action to deal with your fine.

Options for dealing with a fine include:

If you have been fined for travelling more than 25 km/h over the limitExternal Link some of the above options may not be available to you.

Support is available for vulnerable or disadvantaged people and those needing further assistance.

The Family Violence SchemeExternal Link helps victim survivors with fines if there is a link between the family violence and their fines.

If you are experiencing serious personal issues, conditions or difficulties, you may be eligible for apply for a review of your fines under Special CircumstancesExternal Link .

The Work and Development Permit schemeExternal Link provides vulnerable and disadvantaged people with a non-financial option to address their fine debt.

For more information visit Link

Official warning

Victoria Police can withdraw a fine and issue an official warning in its place. Each application for an official warning is assessed on a case-by-case basis.

For more information about official warnings, including grounds for review and how to apply, visit Link

If you do not take action

If you don’t do anything about your fine and ignore all reminders, the Magistrate’s Court may issue an enforcement warrant and the results can be quite costly.

Sheriff's officers have authority under legislation in the Sheriff Act 2009External Link to action warrants. Sheriff’s officers can enforce an unpaid enforcement warrant by:

  • seizing and selling your property
  • wheel clamping, detaining or selling your vehicle
  • removing the number plates from your vehicle

For more information, visit the sheriff operations in Victoria pageExternal Link on the Department of Justice and Community Safety website.

More information about road safety camera fines and demerit points

Reviewed 02 June 2023

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