Before asking us to review your fine, you can view photos of the offence via our parking infringement portal. Please note you will not need to create an account to make payment or view photographs of the offence. However you will need to create a new account (separate to a My Port Phillip account) if you wish to submit a request for appeal, payment plan, nomination or election to court.

If you believe you have been unfairly issued with a fine or there is a valid reason your fine should be withdrawn, you can request a review. You can ask to have your fine reviewed if:

  • you have received an infringement notice or penalty reminder notice
  • you are acting on behalf of somebody else with their written consent
  • the infringement hasn't progressed for further enforcement by Fines Victoria or the Magistrates’ Court

This is called an internal review (also known as an appeal). We have up to 90 days to process your application, or longer if we require additional information from you. We always try to complete reviews as quickly as we can. Once you send us your request, your fine will be placed on hold. No further fees will be added while your request is pending a review.

Appeal my parking fine

You may need to create an account before submitting an appeal.

For more information about what happens to overdue fines, visit our parking fines web page and 'jump' to Understand what happens to overdue fines.

How long will it take to get a response?

We have a maximum of 90 days to make a decision (longer if we need to request further information from you), though we will respond as soon as possible. Our letter of response will be posted to your provided mailing address, so please allow up to five business days for it to arrive. If you change your address during this time, please let us know as soon as possible.

If you submitted your request using our infringement portal, you can keep track of its progress online. If not, you can always contact us on 03 9058 6611 from Monday to Friday between 8am to 6pm to get an update.

Our estimated time to process your request is indicated below:

StatusProcessing time
Normal0-30 days
Very busy31-60 days
Extremely busy61-90 days


Wait times last updated 31 January 2024.

You can only request one internal review for each infringement, so please ensure you provide all relevant information and any supporting documents. If your application is successful, you will not need to take any action.

If your application is not successful, we will outline your remaining options, and set a new payment date.

Grounds for internal review

You can request an internal review for one of the following reasons:

Applying for an internal review (appealing your fine)

Elect to Court

If you have been issued with a parking infringement notice, and you are the vehicle owner or the nominated driver, you can apply to have your matter heard in the Magistrates' Court.

This gives you (or your authorised representative) a chance to present your evidence in front of a magistrate. The magistrate will make a decision about your matter.

Before you apply to go to court, consider requesting a review instead. The outcomes of a court hearing can be different from an internal review. Consider seeking legal advice before electing to go to court.

Please provide your current address and contact details so we can contact you if required.