Request an Internal Review of Your Infringement/Fine
Did you get a Brimbank City Council infringement/fine? By law, you can request a review of your fine/infringement.
To request a review of your fine you must be:
- The person issued with the fine; or
- Someone acting on behalf of the person to whom the fine was issued.
Parking fines are issued to “the Owner” of the vehicle.
If you’re not the vehicle’s owner you must either be:
before your appeal can be considered.
Do we consider your circumstances?
Yes. Your appeal is considered on its merits. However there are common situations (in isolation) that aren’t valid reasons to have your fine withdrawn.
I didn’t see a parking sign/I misread the parking sign.
All our parking signs comply with the Australian Standards for Parking Control. It’s your responsibility to make sure you understand and obey the parking rules.
I had to park illegally. All the legal parking spaces were taken.
We know it can be hard to find a parking spot, especially around train stations and shopping centres. But it’s your responsibility to make sure your vehicle is parked legally at all times, even if it means parking further away.
I got booked for double parking while I was waiting for a parking bay to become available.
It’s illegal to double park even if you’re waiting for a parking bay to become available. Unless a parking space is immediately available you must move along to find parking somewhere else.
I can’t afford to pay my fine.
We can help. You can apply for an Infringement Payment Plan (an extension of time to pay). You need to do this before the due date. If you don't pay your fine, we'll send a penalty reminder notice after 28 days and you'll have to pay the initial fine plus costs.
If the matter remains unresolved we may refer it to the Magistrate's Court or Infringements Court, which results in additional costs.
I was delayed in a meeting/appointment or could not leave work to move my vehicle in time.
We all get delayed from time to time. When your vehicle is in a timed parking area you should allow for possible delays. A meeting or appointment running over time isn’t unforeseeable.
We’ll only consider your appeal if the delay was unforeseeable, such as a medical emergency (a medical certificate or hospital documentation will be needed).
I didn’t receive a reminder notice about my pet registration.
Legislation requires that your pet(s) be registered by 10 April each year. We send out reminder notices to you to renew your pet registration each year. However it’s your responsibility to make sure your pet is registered.
Alternative options available to you.
- Pay the infringement
- Elect to have the matter heard in Court
- Nominate the responsible driver