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Court orders

A court order is a penalty imposed by a Supreme, District or Magistrates court in Queensland for an offence you have been charged with.

When your court order is registered with us, you will be sent an enforcement order. You must pay the debt or take other action within either:

  • 28 days


  • the date set by the court. 

If you do not act within the specified timeframe, we may use one or more enforcement actions against you.

Community service instead of payment

Once your court order has been registered with us, you may have the option to apply for a fine option order to convert your fine into unpaid community service.

Disputing a court order

If you want to dispute or appeal a court decision, you need to talk to the relevant court or your legal representative. We do not have the authority to withdraw or waive a court order.

You might be able to have a court-ordered offence reopened or reheard. To find out if you are eligible, contact the court that originally heard the matter.

Last reviewed:
20 January 2017




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