How to appeal a parking infringement
People found in breach of the City's Parking Local Law may receive an infringement notice, also known as a parking fine. However, The City does acknowledge that at times, there may be mitigating circumstances, therefore you have the opportunity to appeal the infringement.
Please be aware that the circumstances where a parking infringement will not be withdrawn may include however not limited to the following:
- appointments/meetings or transport services delayed
- signage was confusing
- unfamiliar to the area
- taking a telephone call
- claim to have not seen signage
- parking in a specific bay not applicable to your vehicle type.
Please note, an infringement will not be withdrawn on the sole purpose the driver states a parking bay was not available at the time.
Submit your parking infringement appeal.
How to appeal a cat/dog infringement
Common infringements include (but are not limited to):
- dogs wandering that are or not securely confined to the owner's property
- dog creating a barking nuisance
- dog off leash in an unauthorised area
- failure to collect/dispose of animal excrement
- dog located within the City district area straying, and or unregistered
- dog attacks. Dog attacks are taken very seriously and may incur a monetary penalty and further prosecution. A thorough investigation is conducted by Ranger Services in timely manner with the evidence available.
Circumstances the City we would not consider withdrawing an infringement may include:
- failure to register an animal
- being unaware of the City's local laws for example animal registration
- failure to register your animal and update details with your local Council
- failure to register microchip details of your animal with a registered provider.
Please refer to the City's Local Laws for details and a full explanation.
Submit your animal infringement appeal.
How to appeal a bushfire infringement
The City commences firebreak inspections from 1 December each year. If a property is found to be non-compliant with the provisions of the Fire Control Notice, the owner/occupier may be issued with an infringement. However, the City acknowledges that at times, there might be mitigating circumstances which are not apparent to our investigating officers.
Please be aware that circumstances where a bushfire infringement will not be withdrawn may include, but are not limited to:
- expected building works delayed
- enlisted contractor delayed in undertaking slashing and/or firebreaks
- new property owner unaware of their responsibility to comply
- owner and/or occupier not receiving notification (e.g. City Chronicle).
Submit your bushfire infringement appeal.
Important information regarding all infringements
- All infringements must be paid within 28 days of the date of issue of the infringement notice.
- If a payment is not made or a driver is not nominated (in the case of parking infringements), a final demand will be issued with additional penalties. Please be aware that a driver cannot be nominated during the final demand stage.
- Appeals received after an infringement notice has been registered with the Fines Enforcement Registry will not be accepted.
- If the payment has not been received after the final demand has been issued, the matter will be forwarded to the Fines Enforcement Registry for cost recovery. Further monetary penalties may incur an automatic suspension of your driver's licence.
- Infringement appeals are generally resolved within 14 business days, however if you have not received a response within this timeframe please contact the City on 9528 0333.