Infringements (how to pay / how to appeal)
Paying an Infringement Notice
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:
Online - By clicking this link
In person - to the Customer Information Officer/s at 2 Southern Drive, Busselton (Mon-Fri, 8.30am-4.30pm)
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.
Appealing an Infringement Notice
If you believe you have unfairly received an infringement notice, you do have the right of appeal.
You may appeal an infringement notice by making a written application and either:
- Mail it to the City of Busselton, Locked Bag 1, Busselton WA 6280
- Email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Hand deliver it to the City's main reception at 2 Southern Drive, Busselton
Appeals will not be accepted under any circumstances over the phone.
To assist with your appeal you may use one of the following forms:
Appeals must be lodged within 28 days from the date on which the infringement notice was issued.
Details of the infringement which need to be included in your appeal are:
- Infringement number
- Date the infringement was issued
- Vehicle registration number (if applicable)
- Name, address and phone number of the person making the appeal
- Photocopies of all relevant supporting documentation
- Detailed reasons why you believe an appeal should be granted.
You should retain a copy of your appeal until the matter is resolved.
Once you lodge an appeal, the infringement will be placed on hold pending the outcome and will be processed under the City's appeal processes.
Once the appeal has been determined you will be sent written notification of the outcome.
Alleged Offences Involving Vehicles
In accordance with sections 9.13 and 9.18 of the Local Government Act 1995 the owner of a vehicle is, in the absence of proof to the contrary, deemed to have committed the offence unless within 28 days of the infringement notice being issued, the owner of the vehicle:
- Informs the CEO or an authorised person of the City in writing of the full name and address or the driver or person in control of the vehicle at the time of the offence is alleged to have been committed
- Informs the CEO or an authorised person of the City in writing that the vehicle had been stolen or was being unlawfully used at the time of the alleged offence
- Fully pays the penalty amount specified on the infringement notice on or prior to the due date
Electing to Have the Matter Heard by a Court
You may elect to have this alleged offence heard and determined by a court by making application in writing to the 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.
It is advisable to go through the appeals process before electing to have the matter dealt with by a Court.
If the Alleged Offender Takes No Action
If the alleged offender takes no action, the matter may be referred to the State Government’s Fines Enforcement Registry where additional costs will be incurred, and your driver’s licence and/or vehicle registration may be suspended.
Once a matter is referred to the FER the alleged offender will need to deal directly with the FER with regard to the infringement, and how it may be paid or dealt with in Court. The FER can be contacted on 1300 650 235 (mobile/international callers 08 9235 0235) between 8:30am and 4:30pm, Monday to Friday (except public holidays), or email email@example.com