If you are unable to pay a fine and this is unlikely to change, you can ask Revenue NSW to write off your fine.
If Revenue NSW agrees, you won’t have to pay the fine. However, any demerit points will still be added to your driving record.
You may be eligible if you:
You need to complete a Write Off Application online.
You need to provide:
You must include details about your personal circumstance and the hardship you are experiencing such as:
You must provide evidence to support your application, including:
If Revenue NSW approves your application, they will first postpone your fines for five years. After five years, if your circumstances have not improved, Revenue NSW may agree to write-off your fines completely.
When a fine is partially or fully written off, Revenue NSW considers the written off amount to be paid.
Revenue NSW may resume enforcement action if:
If your application for a write off is unsuccessful, you will be notified in writing. You may still apply for a WDO if you are eligible. You will be given another 28 days to deal with the fine.
If Revenue NSW rejects your application, you can appeal to the Hardship Review Board.
For more information, see Step by step guide - Applying for a review at the Hardship Review Board.