Infringements

If you have received an Infringement you may choose to do one of the following things:

1. Pay the Infringement

If you do not wish to have a complaint of the alleged offence heard and determined by a Court, full payment of the penalty amount may be paid to an authorised person at the City of Busselton on or prior to the due date.

Part Payments are not accepted

Payment can be made:

In person - to the cashier at 2 Southern Drive, Busselton (Mon-Fri, 8.30am-4.30pm) OR

By mail - using cheque or money order sent to City of Busselton, Locked Bag 1, Busselton WA 6280. Cheques and money orders must be made payable to the City of Busselton. Please include your name, infringement number and if applicable the vehicle registration number details with your payment.

Be aware that if the penalty is not paid on or prior to the due date additional costs will be incurred if any further notices are issued.

2. Appeal the Infringement Notice

If you believe you have unfairly received an infringement notice, you do have the right of appeal. Your appeal must be in writing and should be submitted by letter to: City of Busselton, Locked Bag 1 Busselton 6280 or by email to city@busselton.wa.gov.au.

To avoid additional costs, an appeal must be lodged within 28 days from the issue date of the infringement.

  • Appeals will not be accepted by phone.
  • Appeals may be accepted by email or fax, provided a residential address is supplied to enable a response to be sent.
  • Appeal forms will be accepted in person at the Administration Building.

Details of the infringement which need to be included in your appeal are:

  • Infringement number
  • Date of notice
  • Vehicle registration number (if applicable)
  • Name, return address and phone number
  • Photocopies of all relevant supporting documentation
  • Detailed reasons why you believe an appeal should be granted.

It is advisable to retain a copy for your own records until the matter is resolved.

All appeals are lodged and processed through an appeal administration system. A letter of response advising the outcome of the appeal will be posted to you.

All infringements will be placed on hold once an appeal has been received to prevent further fees being applied while we review the appeal.

3. Nominate another Driver of the Vehicle

If you were not the driver of the vehicle at the time the infringement was incurred, you have 28 days to nominate the person in control of the vehicle by completing a statutory declaration with the driver's full name and current address and forwarding it to the City. The statutory declaration must be witnessed by and authorised person or a Justice of the Peace. In the absence of proof to the contrary, you will be deemed to have committed the offence.

4. Take the matter to Court

You may elect to have this alleged offence heard and determined by a court by making application in writing to the Chief Executive Officer, City of Busselton, Locked Bag 1, Busselton WA 6280. On receipt of such a nomination, the City will make all necessary arrangements for the matter to be heard in the Magistrates' Court. Be aware that if a matter is elected to be heard by a court a prosecution notice may be issued without any prior or further advice and additional costs may be incurred.

5. If You Take No Action

This matter may be registered with the Fines Enforcement Registry and additional costs will be incurred and your driver’s licence and/or vehicle licence may be suspended.

General Information - Parking

A few simple tips will help you to avoid incurring a parking fine:

  • Ensure that you carefully read and follow any parking signs, private parking, ACROD, time restrictions and loading zones.
  • Refrain from parking in ‘No Stopping’ areas, ‘No Parking’ areas, ‘Loading Zones’, in ‘Bus Stops’ and bays or ‘Taxi Only’ bays
  • Do not park on a verge where signage prohibits the action, on verges without permission from the property owner, in bays for other types of vehicles (e.g. motorcycles, bicycles, taxis), in rights of way, in a way that obstructs a driveway or footpath or facing against the traffic flow
  • Check that you know the times you are allowed to park and allow yourself time to return before your parking expires
  • Ensure you have parked your vehicle within the bay or area permitted
  • Ensure that your parking permit is displayed in a prominent place and has the correct side facing up
  • If you have a current ACROD permit ensure it is clearly visible
  • Do not used ACROD parking areas for parking, loading or unloading, unless you hold a valid ACROD permit. This is an offence even if the vehicle is occupied
  • Parking in the same manner as another illegally parked vehicle does not exempt from an infringement notice
  • If your tyres have been chalked, do not attempt to remove the chalk marks and do not remove the vehicle (once parked) and re-park within the same street/area within the designated time limit (the time limit does not apply merely to the space or bay occupied - it applies to the whole street or car park)
  • Allow yourself enough time to park thoughtfully and carefully.

For information regarding the time limits in public car parks in the Busselton CBD, please see the 'Busselton Public Carp Park Map', located on our forms page.