Paying a parking infringement
City of Launceston Parking Officers can issue infringement notices under the following legislation:
- Local Government (Highways) Act 1982
- Launceston City Council Parking Facilities By-Law No.2 of 2023
- Road Rules 2019
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
- Other than section 98 and 99 offences, the penalty stated on the front of the infringement notice is payable within 14 days of service of the notice
- For a $39.00 penalty, the amount increases to $58.50 if paid after 14 days
- For a $48.75 penalty, the amount increases to $78.00 if paid after 14 days
- For section 98 and 99 offences, and any other penalty which remains unpaid after 28 days, the full penalty of $97.50 applies
Infringement notices issued under Road Rules 2019 or Launceston City Council Parking Facilities By-Law No. 2 of 2023
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 by completing the Application to Enter into a Payment Arrangement Form.
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.
If you would prefer to pay the fine in instalments, you can apply to enter a payment arrangement by completing the Application to Enter into a Payment Arrangement form and returning this to our Customer Service Team. Conditions apply.
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.
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.
Cheques or money orders should be made payable to City of Launceston, PO Box 396, Launceston TAS 7250. Please allow sufficient time for delivery.
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 form. 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.
If you elect to have the matter heard and determined by the court you must lodge a notice of election form for a court hearing in accordance with the Monetary Penalties Enforcement Act 2005 within 28 days of the service of the infringement notice. To complete this form, please select from one of the options below: