If you park illegally you risk being fined. Parking fines can be handed to you, put under a windscreen wiper blade of your car or sent in the mail.
If you fail to pay a fine, or to take any other action, within 21 days you may incur additional costs or further enforcement action.
Pay your parking fine
You can pay your parking fine by:
Online Via council’s website
By phone Call council on 1300 666 535
In person At a customer service centre
By mail With a cheque made out to Campaspe Shire Council, PO Box 35, Echuca, 3564
Overdue parking fines
The longer you wait to pay your parking fine, the more it will cost you.
If you have received a fine and it is still unpaid 21 days after the date of issue, you may incur additional costs.
There are three steps taken to ensure the payment of overdue fines. At each stage, you will have the opportunity to pay the fine, which will include any added costs.
Step 1: Penalty reminder notice
If an infringement is unpaid and overdue then a penalty reminder notice will be issued after 21 days. An additional charge will be added. Options available to you include:
- Pay the total amount by the due date
- Request an internal review of the infringement
- Nominate the person responsible for the vehicle at the time of the alleged offence
- Request to have the matter determined in the Magistrates’ Court.
Step 2: Enforcement order
If you do not respond to the penalty reminder notice within 21 days, the infringement notice will be sent to Fines Victoria or the Magistrates' Court.
The Fines Victoria will issue an enforcement order requiring you to pay the infringement notice, including the penalty reminder notice costs and additional costs from Fines Victoria.
If you wish to object to the enforcement order, please complete the paperwork which comes with the order. Details of how to lodge the objection to the enforcement order will be explained in the information provided by Fines Victoria.
Step 3: Sheriff's warrant
If you don't respond to the enforcement order by the due date, Fines Victoria will issue a warrant. This means that the infringement will have the penalty reminder costs, enforcement order costs and warrant costs added to the original fine.
The warrant authorises the Sheriff to demand payment of the infringement notice and all costs. Penalties include:
- Wheel clamping
- Registration or driver licence suspension
- Seizure of goods or property.
Additional costs, as outlined above, are reviewed and increased by the state government regularly.