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Enforcement of an overdue fine 

You have 28 days to pay an overdue fine. If you do not make arrangements to pay an overdue fine, Revenue NSW can take enforcement action against you. Revenue NSW will add a fee for each enforcement action it takes.

There are no time limits for Revenue NSW to enforce a fine.

If you have moved to another state, Revenue NSW may notify the authority in the state or territory you live in. That authority may then take enforcement action against you.

If you have tried to negotiate with Revenue NSW and they have refused to allow time to pay or an instalment application, you may be able to appeal the decision to the Hardship Review Board. It’s important to speak to Revenue NSW about their decision and get legal advice before you decide to appeal. For more information, see Applying for a review at the Hardship Review Board.

This section covers:

    Suspension of your driver licence or cancellation of your registration

    Revenue NSW can direct Transport for NSW (TfNSW) to:

    • suspend your driver licence 
    • cancel the registration for any car or vehicle in your name. They can also suspend any visitor driving privileges
    • restrict you from conducting business with TfNSW. 

    This means that you can’t drive until you pay the fine in full, or you enter into an arrangement to pay by instalments and make at least six instalments (without missing any payments).

    There are serious penalties for driving while your licence is suspended or driving an unregistered vehicle. It is important to check with TfNSW that any restrictions on your licence or registration have been lifted before you decide to drive.

    When driving restrictions are applied $40 is added to your overdue fine.

    Garnishee order on your wages or bank account

    Revenue NSW can ask your employer to take money from your wages until your fine is paid. This is called a ‘garnishee order’. An employer must comply with this order, or they could be taken to court.

    Revenue NSW can also send a garnishee order to your bank to take money from your bank account. Your bank will leave an amount of money in your account for your living expenses. This amount is called a ‘protected’ amount. 

    If a garnishee order leaves you in severe hardship, you can ask for a refund. Call Revenue NSW on 1300 655 805 or ask for help from an advocate. 

    When money is taken from your wages or your bank account $65 is added to your overdue fine.

    Property seizure order

    Revenue NSW can ask the sheriff to take your personal property and sell it at auction in order to pay the amount of the fine. This is called a ‘property seizure order’. You will usually receive a notice from the sheriff. There are some items that the sheriff can’t take because they are considered essential items.

    When a property seizure order is issued $65 is added to your overdue fine.

    Examination notice or Examination order

    Revenue NSW can ask you to go to court to answer questions about your financial situation. This is called an Examination notice or Examination Order. This will help Revenue NSW decide the best way to enforce the fine against you.

    If you have been served with an Examination notice or Examination order and you do not attend court, a warrant could be issued for your arrest. 

    When an Examination notice or Examination order is issued $65 is added to your overdue fine.

    Charge on your land

    If you own property, for example, a house, unit or land, Revenue NSW can place a charge on the title. This makes it difficult to sell or transfer your property until the overdue fine is paid in full.

    When a charge on land is requested $65 is added to your overdue fine.

    Where to get help

    If Revenue NSW has started enforcement action against you, it’s important to get legal advice immediately or speak to an advocate. 

    For more information, see Advocates.