​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 |

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Paying the fine

This section covers: ​​

    ​​​P​​aying in full

    How to pay​

    Your fine should give you information about the different ways it can be paid. Most fines can be paid:

    • online
    • on the phone
    • by BPAY
    • by post
    • at an Australia Post Office, or 
    • using the Service NSW app.

    You should keep a record of the payment and any receipt that you are given.

    When to pay

    When you receive a fine, it may have a due date, which is normally 21 days after the date the fine was served.

    Once the 21 days are up, a penalty reminder notice will be sent out to you. You will have 28 days from the date of the penalty reminder notice to either pay, elect to go to court, name the person responsible or ask for a review.

    If you don't do anything by the due date of the penalty reminder notice, enforcement action will be taken against you.

    Alert IconIf your fine has reached the enforcement stage, Revenue NSW will add enforcement costs of $65.00, or $25.00 if you are under 18 (as at July 2019) to the amount owing.

    What happens after you pay a fine

    If you pay a fine for a traffic offence, it can have an effect on your licence and driving record.

    For more information, see Consequences of paying a fine.

    ​Paying by instalments

    If you can pay the full amount owing within three months

    When you receive a fine, you can make part payments, of at least $40.00 per fortnight, right up until the due date of the penalty reminder notice. 

    You can contact Revenue NSW to set up recurring payments or a direct debit. If you miss one of these payments you must immediately pay your fine in full, as well as a $65 late fee. 

    If the full amount is not paid by the due date of the penalty reminder notice, Revenue NSW can send you an overdue fine.

    For more information about payment plans, see the Revenue NSW website.

    If you need longer than three months to pay

    If you need longer than three months to pay your fine, you can set up a payment plan to pay over a longer period.

    You can apply to pay by instalments:

    • online,
    • by telephone or
    • by completing a payment plan application.

    You can get a blank copy of the Payment Plan Application - Penalty Notice from the Revenue NSW website.

    Sample: Sample Payment Plan Application - Penalty Notice 

    For more information about payment plans, see the Revenue NSW website.

    If you have received an overdue fine

    Once you receive an overdue fine, you must apply to Revenue NSW if you want to pay by instalments. Revenue NSW will add enforcement costs of $65.00 or $25.00 if you are under 18 years (as at July 2019) to the amount owing.

    You can apply to pay by instalments:

    • online,
    • by telephone or
    • by completing a payment plan application.

    You can get a blank copy of the Payment Plan Application - Individuals from the Revenue NSW website.

    Sample: Sample Payment Plan Application - Individuals​ 

    For more information about paying an overdue fine, see the Revenue NSW website.

    If you are on Centrelink benefits

    If you are on a Centrelink benefit, such as Newstart or Austudy, you can arrange for instalments to be deducted from your payment through Centrepay even before the due date of the penalty reminder notice.

    If you are on a Centrelink benefit and you arrange for instalments to be deducted from your benefit before the due date on your penalty notice or your penalty reminder notice, you will not have to pay the usual fee of $65.00 (as at July 201​9) for enforcement costs.

    If you arrange to pay by Centrepay prior to the due date on your penalty notice or penalty reminder notice, you will not be able to ask for a review or elect to have your matter heard in court.

    You can apply to pay by Centrepay by contacting Revenue NSW or by completing a payment plan application.

    You can get a blank copy of the Payment Plan Application - Penalty Notice from the Revenue NSW website.

    Sample: Sample Payment Plan Application - Penalty Notice