Internal reviews of infringements
Release date: Wed 9 July 2008
Last updated: Mon 25 February 2013
Internal reviews do not apply to the following offences:
When can I seek a review?
An application for internal review can be made at any time before the offence is lodged with the Infringements Court, or before the expiry of the period for bringing a proceeding to Court in relation to the offence.
Only one application for internal review can be made regarding any one infringement offence.
Applications for internal review must:
Grounds for review are:
Further information on grounds for review can be found at the Fines Victoria website.
Applications for review should be sent to:
Officer in Charge
Victoria Police will notify the applicant of the outcome of the review in writing.
Where a decision has been made to confirm the decision to issue the infringement notice, the enforcement agency will notify the applicant of the due date for payment of the infringement penalty.
If a person elects to have the matter referred to open Court, any review in progress is terminated.
Special circumstances reviews
Special circumstances are defined by the Infringements Act 2006 and relate to:
When an application is made under the grounds of special circumstances, Victoria Police is limited to:
If Victoria Police rejects the application for internal review and confirms the decision to issue the infringement notice, Victoria Police must refer the matter to the Magistrates' Court for determination by a judicial officer.
Further information relating to applications for internal review can be obtained by contacting Civic Compliance Victoria by phone on (03) 9200 8111 or in person at Ground Floor, 277 William Street, Melbourne.