You may elect to be prosecuted for the offence shown on the expiation notice. Please advise Council of your intention to do so by completing and forwarding a Parking Expiation Dispute form or by completing the "Election to be Prosecured" section on the expiation notice or expiation reminder notice.
The expiation notice will be cancelled and you will be issued with a Summons to appear in Court at a nominated time and date.
If you choose to ignore your expiation notice and take no action:
If you fail to pay the expiation notice or apply for relief with the Court before the due date, Council can enforce the expiation by lodging it with the Magistrates Court. The expiation will assume the same status as a court fine and a ‘Notice of Order of Enforcement’ will be sent to your address.
When a fine is enforced by the court additional fees are applied to your expiation notice.
When your expiation notice has been enforced on the court system by Council and you wish to dispute the enforcement, you can lodge an Application for Review of Enforcement Order - Form 51 with the Courts Administration Authority.
The grounds for lodging Form 51 review are defined under Section 14 of the Expiation of Offences Act 1996. The application must be lodged within 30 days of notice of the order being given to you.
Parking tickets are officially called Parking Expiation Notices and they can be handed to you, secured under your vehicle windscreen wiper blade or sent to you in the mail. Parking Expiation Notices are regulated by State law and enforceable by all Councils. A notice allows the offender to pay a fee rather than go through the court system.
Parking infringement amounts are set by the State Government in Regulations made under the Road Traffic Act, 1961.
If you park illegally, you risk being fined.
If you receive an expiation notice the following payment options are provided. Payments must be made in full by the due date on the notice or a late payment fee will apply. If you cannot afford to pay your notice in full you may be eligible to apply for relief and pay by instalments.
As the owner of the vehicle you are responsible for the fine, however if you were not driving the vehicle at the time, you may nominate the driver by downloading and completing a Statutory Declaration and submitting to us before the expiation notice becomes due. A new notice will be issued to the driver of the vehicle once the Statutory Declaration has been received.
If you were not the owner of the vehicle at the time of the parking offence you may provide the new owner's details by downloading and completing a Statutory Declaration form and submitting to us before the expiation notice becomes due. A new notice will be issued to the driver of the vehicle once the Statutory Declaration has been received.
You may dispute your expiation notice if you believe that:
A dispute cannot be accepted if the notice has been paid or referred to court for enforcement.
Disputes can only be accepted from notice holders or their authorised representative. If a notice holder authorises someome to make the application on their behalf they must advise Council of this authorisation in writing. The outcome of the dispute will be sent to the notice holder and the person authorised to dispute the notice.
Your dispute application must:
Disputes can be lodged in the following ways:
After we receive your expiation notice dispute, the notice will be put "on hold".
We will acknowlege and assess your dispute. You will receive written notification of the outcome with a new payment due date if applicable.
As a result of your dispute Council may:
If you wish to continue to dispute our decision you can submit a second application. This application must be addressed to Council's Team Leader – Inspections. When doing this it is important that you provide further information to support your original dispute.
Council has the authority to issue Expiation Enforcement Warning notices. An enforcement warning notice fee is applicable. These notices may be issued in cases where dispute documentation received is deemed to be unacceptable as a defence.
If you owe more than $50 in fines you may apply to the Fines Payment Unit of any Magistrates Court to pay the amount by instalments prior to the due date of your expiation notice.
Council officers may take photographs of vehicles illegally parked as evidence and these photos can be requested, if available, by customers.
Requests for photo evidence for your parking expiation notice can be made by email to email@example.com. The following information is required to provide this evidence (if available).