Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I have been issued with six parking infringements over the course of a month. I am a little worried I might lose my licence. Help!
You should be aware that a parking ticket does not appear on your personal traffic record as would a speeding ticket. The ticket attaches to the vehicle rather than the person driving. The registered owner should therefore be aware of any tickets incurred or outstanding, as unpaid tickets will attract enforcement from the State Debt Recovery Office.
There may be legitimate reasons you may have for avoiding a ticket, such as the theft of a vehicle, or if the driver wasn't actually the owner. In the circumstance where someone else besides the owner was driving the car in question, the owner can fill out a statutory declaration form to your State infringement or compliance bureau.
If you feel you have legitimate reasons to contest your parking fines, it is important to seek legal advice on how to best proceed.