If you disagree with the City’s decision to uphold your parking fine, you can elect to have your case heard in the Magistrates Court.
Alternatively, you can pay the fine to resolve the matter.
Request a court hearing
If you request a court hearing, you are responsible for obtaining your own legal advice.
To request a court hearing, you can either:
- submit the request in writing, ensuring you quote the infringement number, or;
- complete the required information on the back of the infringement notice and mail it as per the instructions.
Your court hearing request must be received within 28 days from the date of issue on the infringement notice. A prosecution against you may then be commenced in the Magistrates Court.
If the magistrate finds that you are guilty of the original offence, you may be liable for court costs in addition to the original fine. This could include the cost of the complaint and summons, an offender levy and any other court ordered costs.
If you do not appear on the date of the hearing, the offence may be heard in your absence.