​ሕግንና ደንብን በተመለከተ እርዳታ ማግኘት ይፈልጋሉን? - Amharic | هل تحتاج لمساعدة قانونية؟ - Arabic | ܤܢܝܼܩܵܐ ܝ݇ܘ̤ܬ ܠܗܲܝܵܪܬܵܐ ܩܵܢܘܿܢܵܝܬܵܐ؟ - Assyrian | Need Legal Help? - Auslan | Treba li vam pravna pomoc? - Bosnian | Burmese â Need Legal Help? | 需要法律帮助吗? - Chinese Simplified | 需要法律幫助嗎? - Chinese Traditional | Trebate li pravnu pomoć? - Croatian | ضرورت به کمک قانونی دارید؟ - Dari | Wïc Kuɔɔny në Wɛ̈t Löŋ? - Dinka | آیا به کمک حقوقی نیاز دارید؟ - Farsi | Gadreva na Veivuke Vakalawa? - Fijian | Kailangan ninyo ba ng tulong na panglegal? - Filipino | Besoin d’aide juridique ? - French | Χρειάζεστε βοήθεια σε νομικά ζητήματα - Greek | क्या आपको कानूनी सलाह चाहिए? - Hindi | Butuhkan Bantuan dalam Masalah Hukum? - Indonesian | Hai bisogno di assistenza legale? - Italian | ត្រូវការជំនួយលើបញ្ហាផ្លូវច្បាប់ឬទេ? - Khmer | 법적인 도움이 필요하십니까? - Korean | Ви треба ли помош со правни работи? - Macedonian | कानूनी सहयोग चाहिएको छ? - Nepalese | Necessita de ajuda com questões jurídicas? - Portuguese | Вам нужна юридическая помощь? - Russian | E Manaomia Fesoasoani i Mea Tau Tulafono? - Samoan | а ли вам треба помоћ у правним питањима? - Serbian | Ma u baahan tahay Caawimmad xagga sharciga ah?- Somali | ¿Necesita ayuda con cuestiones jurídicas? - Spanish | சட்ட உதவி தேவையா? - Tamil | ท่านต้องการความช่วยเหลือทางด้านกฎหมายไหม? - Thai | Fiema’u ha tokoni Fakalao? - Tongan | Yasal Danışmaya İhtiyacınız mı var? - Turkish | Cần Được Giúp Đỡ Về Luật Pháp? - Vietnamese |

What if I do nothing? ​

    What hap​pens if I do nothing?

    When you get a fine you can, by the due date (or within 21 days of being served if there is no due date):

    • pay the fine in full
    • make an arrangement to pay by instalments
    • elect (choose) to go to court
    • nominate another driver, or 
    • ask for a review

    If you do not do anything, Revenue NSW will send you a penalty reminder notice. The penalty reminder notice will give you a further 28 days to take action.

    Alert IconIf you still do not do anything, Revenue NSW will send you an overdue fine and will also add enforcement costs of $65.00, or $25.00 for under 18s (as at July 2017).

    Alert IconFrom April 2013, Revenue NSW may send private debt collection companies to visit the homes of some people who have overdue fines.  If you receive a visit from a debt collector, you should get legal advice.

    If you have already paid the fine but want to nominate another driver, you have up to 90 days from the date the penalty notice was served to do this. ​

    Consequences of an overdue fine

    Once an overdue fine has been issued, if you do not pay the fine and the extra enforcement costs, Revenue NSW can take further action against you, such as:

    • directing Roads and Maritime Services to suspend your driver's licence and cancel your vehicle registration.
    • take money from (garnish) your wages or bank accounts
    • getting the sheriff to take (seize) and sell your personal property
    • issuing an examination summons
    • placing a charge on your land
    • giving you a community service order
    • notify the authority in the state or territory you live in (who may then take enforcement action against you)
    • suspend visitor driving privileges if you hold a licence from another state or territory. 

    Alert IconIn most cases Revenue NSW will add $65.00 (as at July 2017) to the fine for each of the enforcement steps that it takes.

    For more information, see Consequences of an overdue fine.

    Responding to an overdue fine

    Once you receive an overdue fine, you can:

    • pay the fine in full or apply to pay by instalments
    • make an application to annul (cancel) the overdue fine so you can challenge the fine in court (fee applies)
    • apply for a Work and Development Order, or 
    • apply for a write off of your fine or fines.

    Revenue NSW has said that it may be willing to review your fine even after you have been sent an overdue fine if:

    • you did not own the vehicle at the time of the offence and have notified the RMS of the new owner's details
    • your identity has been misused and you didn't commit the offence, or 
    • the fine was for a traffic offence and you can prove your vehicle was not at the location at the time of the offence.

    If you want to request a review and you have already received an overdue fine, you should contact Revenue NSW.

    Alert Icon​A fine will not go away if you try and avoid it. Once an overdue fine has been issued, Revenue NSW can enforce it any time, even if it is for an offence that was committed many years ago.

    For more information, see Responding to an overdue fine​​.