An infringement notice is a ticket issued 'on the spot' or sent via email or post for offences such as speeding, parking illegally or toll evasion.
The infringement notice contains information about the alleged offence and fine amount. You will have 28 days to choose one of the following options:
- pay the fine in full according to the instructions on the notice
- request to have the offence heard by a court
- dispute the matter with the agency that issued the infringement notice
- enter into a voluntary instalment plan with the agency if your fine is at least $200.
If you do not act on your infringement notice within 28 days:
- you may be prosecuted in a Magistrates Court
- the issuing agency can lodge the infringement notice with us and we will then issue an enforcement order with a new due date by which to pay your unpaid fine or take another action.
If you do not act within the specified timeframe, we may take one or more enforcement actions against you.
Community service instead of payment
There is no arrangement that allows an infringement notice to be converted to unpaid community service before a fine is registered with us and you are issued with an enforcement order.
- Learn how to pay your infringement notice fine before it is registered with SPER.
- Find out how to transfer or dispute your infringement notice fine before it is registered with SPER.
- Got a parking fine? Contact your local government office to find out how to pay before it is registered with SPER.
- Last reviewed:
- 20 January 2017