Frequent questions


How can I make automatic fortnightly payments?

What information should I supply when paying by mail?

Can I nominate what notice number I wish to pay?

I was not aware of this infringement notice that is now subject to a deemed conviction and want to have the matter heard by a court how can this be done?

This matter is the subject of an appeal in the Supreme Court, so I shouldnt have to pay the fine until the appeal is finalised how can I deal with this?

What will happen if I stop making payments in accordance with a variation of payment agreement?

I have just received a statement, why are these several year old fines now being sent out?

I dispute payment of this monetary penalty can MPES withdraw it?

Why has MPES suspended my driver licence or vehicle registration?


How can I make automatic fortnightly payments?

BPAY has this facility: Contact your participating financial institution.

What information should I supply when paying by mail?

You should supply your full name date of birth and address together with either the infringement number or the account number that you wish to pay.

Can I nominate what notice number I wish to pay?

You may nominate an infringement notice within 28 days of issue. In all other instances your payment will be put against your oldest fine first.

I was not aware of this infringement notice that is now subject to a deemed conviction and want to have the matter heard by a court how can this be done?

If you have been convicted of offences contained in an infringement notice by virtue of section 20(1)(c) of the Monetary Penalties Enforcement Act 2005 you may make application to the court to have the deemed conviction set aside or the penalty varied.

Applications to set aside or vary a monetary penalty can be obtained from the Magistrates Court.  You will be required to pay a filing fee and appear in court in support of the application.

The court may set aside the conviction if you provide valid reasons as to why you did not elect a court hearing within 28 days of being served with the infringement notice.

If the court sets aside the deemed conviction then the issuing authority may commence court proceedings for the original offences.

This matter is the subject of an appeal in the Supreme Court, so I shouldnt have to pay the fine until the appeal is finalised how can I deal with this?

Unless an application for a stay of proceedings has been granted you must pay the penalty to avoid any enforcement action.  You should refer this matter to your legal representative.

What will happen if I stop making payments in accordance with a variation of payment agreement?

If you have been issued a Variation of Payment Conditions Notice and fail to pay in accordance with the terms contained in the notice then without further notice to you enforcement action will commence.

I have just received a statement, why are these old fines included?

The Monetary Penalties Enforcement Service now has enhanced facilities to issue statements and follow up on all delinquent fines regardless of age.

Unless withdrawn by the issuing authority, paid in full or being paid in accordance with terms of a Variation of Payment Conditions Notice all monetary penalties will be enforced.

You should make arrangements now to deal with your outstanding monetary penalties.

I dispute payment of this monetary penalty can MPES withdraw it?

MPES does not issue infringement notices or fines but enforces payment of monetary penalties referred from a wide range of issuing authorities.  Disputes as to the issue or withdrawal of an infringement or fine need to be made to the relevant isuing authority.

Why has MPES suspended my driver licence or vehicle registration?

Because you failed to comply with an enforcement order or you have defaulted on the terms of your Variation of Payment Conditions Notice enforcement sanctions have been imposed.

These sanctions will remain in force until the monetary penalty is paid in full or the Director is satisfied that you are paying and will continue to pay in accordance with the terms of a Variation of Payment Conditions Notice.