Object to a Council fine

Object to a parking, local laws, health, planning or animal related fine.

How to object to a council fine

If you believe you have grounds for special consideration you may apply for an internal review of your infringement prior to the due date of the notice.

If you weren't the driver, find out how to nominate another driver before submitting any applications.

By law, you are entitled to request one review of your fine, which means you need to give us all of the relevant details when applying to help us to make a decision.

You may lodge an objection to your infringement online below. If you have already submitted a request for review of your infringement please call us on 03 8470 8888 for an update. Do not submit another review application.

Submit an objection for:

Parking fine appeal/extension

Local law fine objection/extensions

Animal fine appeal/extension

You can also download and complete the application for internal review form.

All requests for internal review must be made in writing and will be considered by the Darebin Appeals Committee. It is our standard practice to investigate all appeals, including verification of evidence and witness statements. All decisions will be notified in writing.

Under legislation the Mayor and Councillors are unable to have any involvement in City of Darebin's administrative functions, and are therefore unable to respond to letters about any fines.

Victorian road rules allow for the following defences for parking fines only:

  • when a driver stops to avoid a collision
  • when a driver’s vehicle is broken down
  • where there is a medical or other type of emergency
  • when a driver stops in the interests of safety
  • when a driver stops to comply with another law

Magistrates' Court

If you are not satisfied with the decision, you may submit your case to the Magistrates' Court. It will then be considered by an independent arbitrator. You may elect to have your case heard in the Magistrates' Court at any time.

Please complete the known user nomination statement / request for court hearing form to request a court hearing.

More information

Customer Service
Phone: 03 8470 8888
Email: mailbox@darebin.vic.gov.au