Fines

Pay a parking infringement

 

City of Launceston Parking Officers can issue infringement notices under the following legislation:

  • Local Government (Highways) Act 1982
  • Council Parking By-law No. 2/2013
  • Road Rules 2009

If you have received an infringement notice, the relevant legislation will be printed on the original infringement notice.

 

Infringement notices issued under the Local Government (Highways) Act 1982 or Council Parking By-law No. 2/2013

  • $25 fine is payable within 14 days. After 14 days the amount increases to $40.  After 28 days the full penalty of $65 applies.
  • $35 fine is payable within 14 days.  After 14 days the amount increases to $50.  After 28 days the full penalty of $65 applies.
  • $65 fine is payable within 28 days of the date of issue.

 

Infringement notices issued under Road Rules 2009

The penalty amount shown on the original infringement notice is payable within 28 days.

 

Application to enter into a Payment Arrangement

If you require further time to pay, you can apply to enter into a payment arrangement. Payments can be made in instalments provided the total amount due is paid within 90 days of the original infringement notice being issued. Completed forms can be returned to Customer Service Centre.

 

Payment Options

If you would prefer to pay the fine in instalments you can apply to enter a payment arrangement by completing this form and returning this to our Customer Service team. Conditions apply.

 

 

Phone.png      Pay by Phone: To pay by Visa or Mastercard over the phone, call the Customer Service Centre on (03) 6323 3000 and reference your infringement number. Office hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm.

 

Person.png     In Person: Present your notice in person to the Customer Service at Town Hall, 18-28 St John Street Launceston. Office hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm.

 

Mail.png       By Mail: Cheques or money orders should be made payable to City of Launceston, PO Box 396, Launceston TAS 7250. Please allow sufficient time for delivery.

 

Post BillPay.png  Australia Post: 
  • BillPay: Call 13 18 16 or visit www.postbillpay.com.au then quote your BillPay code and reference number outlined on the infringement notice.
  • In Person: Present your infringement notice in person at any Australia Post Office to arrange payment. Note: payments are only available up to 38 days from date of issue of the original notice. 

 

Unpaid Fines

Parking infringements are payable within 28 days of issue to avoid any further action being taken.

Unpaid fines are enforced by the Monetary Penalty Enforcement Service under the Monetary Penalties Enforcement Act 2005

For more information on parking fines, click here.(PDF, 70KB)

 

Contest a Parking Fine

City of Launceston Parking Officers take photographs of the vehicle and relevant signage or road markings to support the infringement notice.

If you decide to contest the infringement notice you will be required to complete an Application to Withdraw Infringement Notice(PDF, 58KB) . This must be completed within 28 days of the infringement notice being issued.

 

Information to support your application

To assist in a prompt decision on your application, please include any relevant documents which are evidence to support your case. If these documents are not provided we will reply to you and request the documents before a decision can be made.

 

Reasons for request for withdrawal which we will consider:

  • You were not the driver at the time the infringement was issued.
  • As the registered operator you will need to provide a Statutory Declaration signed by a Justice of the Peace which includes the nominated driver's full name, address and date of birth. If you are unable to provide these details then you remain legally responsible for the infringement notice. 
  • There was a medical emergency which resulted in the infringement notice being issued. We will require verification from the doctor or hospital concerned that covers the time of the infringement notice.
  • The vehicle had broken down. We will require a receipt for repairs or towing of the vehicle which covers the vehicle in question and the date the infringement was issued.

 

Reasons for request for withdrawal which we will not consider:

  • You were getting change for the parking meter or voucher machine. 
  • You were unfamiliar with the road rules or parking conditions.
  • Appointment ran over time or delayed in a queue.

 

Court Hearing

If you elect to have the matter heard and determined by the court you must lodge a notice of election(PDF, 109KB) for a court hearing in accordance with the Monetary Penalties Enforcement Act 2005 within 28 days of the service of the infringement notice.