What happens if you don't pay your fine?
It’s important to pay your fine by the due date. Not paying your fine on time will result in additional costs and further action.
What will happen
If you don’t pay your fine by the due date, we'll send you a reminder notice giving you a further 28 days to manage your fine.
If you don’t manage the fine by the due date on the reminder notice, we'll begin recovery action by issuing an overdue fine.
The overdue fine will have an extra $65 fee applied or $25 for a minor (under 18), and if it remains unpaid by the due date, we can take further, more serious recovery action.
This can include:
Suspending your driver licence, marine safety licence and/or canceling your vehicle or vessel registration.
Ordering the Sheriff to take your goods or property and sell them to pay the amount you owe.
Taking money from your bank account or wages.
Taking you to court so we can examine your financial situation.
Registering an interest in any land or property you may own.
- Removing your permission to driver in NSW on an international licence.
If any of these recovery actions are taken, you may be charged an additional cost of up to $65 every time we take an action.
Stopping recovery action
You should pay or manage your fine as soon as possible to avoid recovery action.
If recovery action has started, you can pay the total balance owing on your overdue fines to stop any action.
If you're having difficulty paying
If you are unable to pay your fine due to financial difficulty, hardship or other situations, we have options available to assist you.
In some circumstances, we may be able to lift your driving or vehicle restrictions or refund money taken under a garnishee order.
Got a question or need help?
Call Revenue NSW Monday to Friday between 7am to 7pm:
- Fines: 1300 138 118
- Overdue fines: 1300 655 805
Or log in to the relevant online portal:
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