A fine is money you pay as a penalty for breaking the law. It is also known as a penalty notice, an infringement notice, or a criminal infringement notice. The information in this topic is about fines other than those you receive in court. If you get a fine from a court, see Pay your court fine.
The police, Local Council, courts, and other government bodies can give you a fine for breaking the law.
If you get a fine, don’t ignore it. You have options for dealing with your fine.
If you ignore a fine, and it becomes overdue, you might be charged extra fees, and your licence could be suspended until you pay the fine.
If you receive a fine for a traffic offence, you might receive demerit points, or your licence might be suspended.
If you have lost your licence, don’t drive. It is an offence to drive without a licence. Serious penalties apply, including disqualification.