Release date: Wed 9 July 2008
Last updated: Mon 25 February 2013
If you have recently received an Infringement Notice you may apply for an Internal Review.
Victoria Police has the discretion, upon review, to withdraw an infringement notice and issue an official warning in its place.
Each application for an official warning is reviewed on a case-by-case basis with factors such as the circumstances, time of offence, weather conditions, traffic density and type of road/land abutting taken into account. For example, if you recently received a speeding fine but have had a good driving record in the past.
You can generally apply for an official warning if you:
An official warning will not be given for red light, mobile phone, seatbelt or generally any serious road safety offence, however consideration may be given where a proven emergency situation can be shown.
Victoria Police has recently implemented guidelines regarding the enforcement of multiple speed camera infringements issued to drivers detected at low speeds within certain freeway/highway zones.
These guidelines are being adopted to ensure that drivers are being afforded the opportunity to positively alter their driver behaviour, without being penalised by multiple infringements.
Note: These guidelines do not apply to mobile speed camera detections or fixed speed/red light safety cameras at intersections.
For the purpose of these guidelines, a Low Speed Infringement (LSI) is a speed of less than 10 km/h above the posted speed limit.
The discretion to be applied to multiple low speed infringements relates to:
The same principles will also apply to multiple offences of driving/using an unregistered vehicle, with enforcement of one offence per 24-hour period, subject to certain criteria.
In essence, you may be eligible to have some multiple infringements that come within the guidelines withdrawn.
Should you wish to be considered for withdrawal of infringements within these guidelines, please forward a written application for review to the Traffic Camera Office, address below.
Officer in Charge
For more information about your eligibility for an Official Warning call Civic Compliance Victoria on (03) 9200 8111, between 8am and 6pm, Monday to Friday. Callers from regional Victoria can contact Civic Compliance Victoria on 1800 150 410 for the cost of a local call.