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​Requesting a fine reduction

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%. You must already have been considered for payment plans and WDOs before you can be considered for a fine reduction.

This is an option 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:

  • Health Care Card
  • Ex-Carer Allowance (Child) Health Care Card
  • Commonwealth Seniors Health Card
  • Disability Support Pension
  • Newstart
  • ABSTUDY Living 
  • Widow Allowance

You can make an application to have your fine reduced by half if:

  • you were receiveing a government benefit at the time of the offence and
  • the Commissioner of Fines Administration things it is appropriate to deal with the fine in this way.

Fine reductions are not available for the following types of fines:

  • any fine from a court
  • a jury duty related fine
  • a voting related fine
  • a fine issued to a body corporate

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.

For more information, see Can’t pay? on the Revenue NSW website.