Council may consider withdrawing an infringement (fine or penalty notice) but we require verifiable and independent supporting documentation that shows something unexpected has occurred.
Here are some common scenarios to check if Council may or may not withdraw your infringement.
- This is my first infringement – can I get off with a warning?
An infringement will not be withdrawn under these circumstances. An honest mistake is not sufficient grounds for the fine to be withdrawn.
- My vehicle broke down
If your car broke down then you can apply for an infringement review, but you will need to supply supporting documentation such as a mechanics or towing or roadside assistance invoice to have your review considered.
- I parked in a No Stopping area for only a short period of time
An infringement will not be withdrawn under these circumstances. This includes stopping for any reason including dropping or picking up children from school.
- My parking permit was not displayed correctly
If at the time of the infringement you had a current parking permit then you can apply for an infringement review provided you have not received a warning previously. You will need to supply proof of your parking permit as supporting documentation to have your review considered.
- I didn’t understand or see the sign or understand the road rules
An infringement will not be withdrawn under these circumstances. There is an onus on a driver to understand the road rules.
I was not the driver
An infringement will not be withdrawn under these circumstances, however, you may nominate another driver to have the infringement reissued to the correct person.
- I was dealing with a medical emergency
If a medical emergency occurred you will need to supply an official letter from the hospital or doctor confirming you were involved in a medical emergency at the time the fine was issued then you can apply for an infringement review. We will not withdraw fines where medical appointments were delayed or took longer than expected unless it was a medical emergency.
- I can’t afford to pay this fine
An infringement will not be withdrawn under these circumstances, however, you may request a payment plan or an extension if you meet the criteria.
- I didn't register my pet
If your pet is registered with another Victorian Council, you will need to supply proof of registration as supporting documentation in your infringement review application. If you have recently acquired your pet, you will need to supply proof of adoption or ownership. We will not withdraw fines where you were unaware of the need to register your pet, or you did not have time to register your pet.
My dog escaped from home
We do not withdraw fines where you were unaware your gate/door/fence was open or unsecured, or where your dog dug its way out or escaped through a hole in the fence. If your dog escaped during a home invasion or after it was stolen, you can apply for an infringement review and you will need to supply a police report as supporting documentation.
Apply for an Infringement review
To have your infringement reviewed, please complete the infringement review form online.
Alternatively, download and complete the Infringement Review Form (111.47 KB) and either:
- Post to Manningham City Council, PO Box 1, Doncaster, Victoria 3108 or
- Drop in at the customer service desk at Manningham Civic Centre, 699 Doncaster Road, Doncaster.