31 May 2015

Only the government can issue fines

Keep this in mind, that according to Legal Aid NEW SOUTH WALES, the government can only issue fines.

It's up to you how you wish to use this info ...

From the website:

No legal authority to issue fines

Only the government can issue 'fines' so if a private car park describes the ticket as a 'fine' this is arguably misleading. Payment notices that are issued that look like fines may also be misleading.

The document is available in pdf format for download at:


Please also note the for example Victoria Police is not the government.

Ref: http://www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au/publications/factsheets-and-resources/private-car-park-finespayment-notices

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