Process of a fine
The types of parking restrictions that are found throughout the municipality are set under State Government Legislation. Council does not have any control over the requirements of the various parking restrictions, however, in most cases, may decide which restrictions should operate in a specific location and when.
After an infringement notice has been issued, it follows the process that is prescribed in the Infringement Act 2006. This process outlines the length of time allowed for payment, when and how penalty reminder notices are to be issued and/or the infringement lodged at the Infringements Court and the addition of costs to the original penalty.
All Victorian councils and other enforcement agencies are required to follow the process set by legislation.
The State Government sets the penalty amounts for all statutory offences while allowing Council to set the penalty amount for permissive sign offences such as timed parking areas, by Council resolution; between 0.2 and 0.5 penalty units.
The City of Stonnington has a responsibility to:
- ensure parking spaces are fairly shared within the community
- prevent obstruction and inconvenience to motor and pedestrian traffic
- minimise danger caused by unsafe parking by enforcing provisions of the Road Safety Act and Road Rules - Victoria.
Penalty Reminder Notice
If a parking infringement notice is not paid within twenty-eight (28) days of the service date, a penalty reminder notice will be sent to the registered owner of the vehicle whose details are provided by the relevant Road Traffic Authority. This process is set out under legislation and all Victorian councils are legally required to comply. Visit Penalty Reminder Notice for further information.
Lodgement of unpaid infringements at the Infringements Court
When an owner or nominated driver has not paid an outstanding fine and reminder notice/agency fees and fails to respond to the penalty reminder notice, the infringement is lodged at the Infringements Court accruing further statutory court costs to the original penalty. Visit Infringements Court Referrals for further information.
Application for an internal review of the decision to issue an infringement notice
Non-valid reasons for withdrawal of parking infringements
Payment methods and enquiries
Enquiries relating to Parking Services should be directed to:
Payments in person
City of Stonnington Parking Alliance
Ground Floor, 277 William Street
or at any Australia Post office.
Infringements (general enquiries)
Phone: 9200 8215
Fax: 9200 8236
Phone: 9200 8215 (select option 1)
Unregistered or abandoned vehicles - Council may impound unregistered vehicles. Note: a vehicle not displaying a current registration label does not necessarily mean the vehicle is not registered. Council's power to remove vehicles alleged to be abandoned is very limited. Registered vehicles will only be removed if it is demonstrated beyond doubt that ownership of the vehicle has been abandoned.
Pay parking infringements online.
24-hour credit card payments
Phone: 1300 781 284
Correspondence and postal payments
PO Box 3095
Melbourne Vic 3001
For further information, visit Stonnington Parking Alliance.