This page links to flowcharts that will take you through the steps you may need to take if you get a fine or you choose (elect) to go to court.
Each step on the flowchart links to pages within this site that will have more information.
If you have received a fine you may pay it in full, pay part of the fine, write to the State Debt Recovery Office (SDRO) and ask for a review, elect to go to court or do nothing. Depending on what you choose to do there may be consequences you should consider first.For more information, see
Have you got a fine? - flowchart.
If you elect to go to court you will get a Court Attendance Notice (CAN). You may go to court, send a Written Notice of Pleading or do nothing. Depending on what you choose to do there may be consequences you should consider first.For more information, see
Going to court - flowchart.
If you went to court and you were sentenced you will receive a Notice of Penalty. You may pay the amount owing in full, apply for more time to pay, appeal the decision, apply to cancel (annul) the decision, or do nothing. Depending on what you choose to do there may be consequences you should consider first.For more information, see
After court - flowchart.
If your licence has been suspended by the police on the spot or by the RMS because you have unpaid fines, or if you have received a Notice of Suspension because you have incurred too many demerit points or because you were speeding, there may be steps you can take to have the suspension withdrawn or varied.For more information, see
Licence suspensions - flowchart.
If you receive a overdue fine from State Debt Recovery you have a number of options for how to respond, including paying the fine, asking for a review or applying for a Work and Development Order. If you do nothing there may be consequences you should consider.
For more information, see Overdue fines - flowchart.