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If you can’t afford to pay your whole fine, you may be able to make an application to have your fine reduced by 50%.
Before considering you for a fine reduction, Revenue NSW will first consider whether you should be put on a payment plan or a Work and Development Order (WDO). This means that you can only get a fine reduction after Revenue NSW has already considered whether or not you should be put on a payment plan or a WDO instead.
Reductions are available for some types of fines, for people who receive some types of government benefit and were receiving those benefits at the time of the offence.
These government benefits include being in receipt of any of the following:
You can make an application to have your fine reduced by half if:
Fine reductions are not available for the following types of fines:
If your application to have your fine reduced by 50% is successful, it is important to remember that any other penalties that came with the fine will still apply, for example, demerit points, licence suspensions, disqualifications and cancellations.