Animal Infringement Appeal Application
Only one Internal Review may be submitted per infringement notice, unless applying when an Internal Review has been granted on the ground of Person Unaware of Fine.
Please provide details of the exceptional circumstances (where you have committed the offence due to unforeseen or unpreventable circumstances, e.g. medical emergencies).
Evidence from medical practitioners, an invoice from a mechanic or a towing service, statutory declaration, witness statement.
Contrary to Law
Please provide the reasons why you consider the decision to issue you with an Infringement was unlawful (e.g. the Infringement was not valid).
Photographs, witness statements or other evidence that goes to establishing facts.
Special circumstances includes:
- a mental or intellectual disability, disorder, disease or illness
- a serious addiction to drugs, alcohol or volatile substance
- homelessness, or
- family violence within the meaning of the Family Violence Protection Act 2008.
You must provide evidence (e.g. letter, report, statement) from one of the following parties to support you application:
- a case worker, case manager or social worker
- a general practitioner, psychiatrist or psychologist, or
- an accredited drug treatment agency.
Evidence (e.g. letter, statement or a report) from practitioner or case worker should include the following information:
- the practitioner/case worker’s qualification and relationship with you, including the period of engagement
- the nature, severity and duration of your condition or your circumstances:
- whether you were suffering from the relevant condition or circumstances at the time the offence was committed, and
- whether, in the opinion of the practitioner/case worker, it is more likely than not that your condition/circumstances resulted in your inability to understand or control the conduct constituting the offence.
The practitioner or agency report must show that because of your condition/situation you could not understand or control constituting the offence.
Evidence that establishes the nexus (connection) required i.e. that confirms:
- the existence of a relevant condition, and
- connects that condition to the offending conduct.
It may include reports, letters, statements, submissions, statutory declarations, police reports, family violence safety notices.
Please provide an explanation of why you rely on the ground of mistake of identity (including evidence e.g. copy of your driver’s licence, in support).
The applicant’s birth certificate, driver’s license or passport which shows:
- a different person than the one who received the penalty notice in the applicant’s name or
- evidence that the applicant could not have committed the conduct because they could not have been in the relevant location
Person Unaware of Fine
An application made on the ground of ‘person unaware’ must:
- be made within 14 days of you becoming aware of the infringement notice (You may evidence the date that you became aware of the infringement notice by executing a statutory declaration)
- state the grounds on which the decision should be reviewed, and
- provide your current address for service.
Copies of date-stamped passports, boarding passes, removalist invoices and mail theft reports made to Victoria Police.
Penalty Reminder Notice Fee Waiver Request
Please provide the reason(s) why you believe the Penalty Reminder Notice Fee should be waived. Note: The original penalty amount is still applicable under this request.