If you can’t afford to pay your whole fine, you may be able to apply to have your fine reduced by 50%.
Revenue NSW will only reduce your fine if you can’t complete a payment plan or Work and Development Order (WDO).
You may be eligible for a fine reduction if:
A payment plan is not suitable if:
You will not be eligible for a Work and Development Order if:
The government benefits that a person must have been in receipt of at the time of the offence include:
Fine reductions may be considered for:
Fine reductions are generally not considered for:
Fine reductions are not available for:
You can apply for a fine reduction:
You may need to provide evidence to support your application, including:
After your application has been reviewed, you will be notified in writing whether it has been:
If your application is approved, you will be sent a reduced fine and given your options for how you can deal with the fine. The reduction will only apply to the original fine and not any additional costs that were added to an overdue fine.
If your application is refused, you will be given your options to deal with the whole fine. You can’t appeal to the Hardship Review Board.
If you applied for a fine reduction after getting a fine notice reminder, you may be given another reminder.
If your application to have your fine reduced by 50% is successful, any other penalties that came with the fine will still apply, for example, demerit points, licence suspensions, disqualifications and cancellations.