What to do if you've received a parking fine

Parking fines are issued for breaking Griffith's parking regulations, including parking without a valid Griffith University parking permit.

Find out your options for paying or disputing a parking fine in the sections below.

Option 1

Unit Fine Process

Parking infringements range from 1/2 to 3 penalty units, according to the parking and speeding offences committed.

Failure to pay (or appeal) your fine within 28 days will result in a reminder notice being sent and a further fee being added to the fine. Should the matter remain unpaid, it will then be transferred to the State Penalties Enforcement Registry (SPER) for recovery action and will incur further costs.

Pay your parking fine

Half unit

Payment due by
Overdue
Infringement stages
Day 28Day 28

(Griffith reminder letter sent)

Day 62

(Exported to SPER )

Day 76

(Second SPER notice)

Day 90

(Enforcement)

Fine
$66.70 $66.70 $66.70 $66.70 $66.70
CITEC search
  $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00
Fee for SPER lodgement
   $72.60 $72.60 $72.60

Total

$66.70$77.70$150.30$150.30$150.30
   Reminder notice sent to registered owner SPER enforcement notice issued SPER enforcement notice issued Drivers licence suspension

1 unit

Payment due by
Overdue
Infringement stages
Day 28Day 28

(Griffith reminder letter sent)

Day 62

(Exported to SPER )

Day 76

(Second SPER notice)

Day 90

(Enforcement)

Fine
$133.45 $133.45 $133.45 $133.45 $133.45
CITEC search
  $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00
Fee for SPER lodgement
   $72.60 $72.60 $72.60

Total

$133.45$144.45$217.05$217.05$217.05
   Reminder notice sent to registered owner SPER enforcement notice issued SPER enforcement notice issued Drivers licence suspension

Option 2

Election for court

You have the right to have this matter dealt with by a Magistrates Court. To choose this option, please complete your Election for Court on the reverse side of the infringement and mail it to 170 Kessels Road, Nathan, QLD, 4111 – attention: Parking Section, Campus Life prior to the due date.

Upon receipt, the Parking department will suspend the infringement until the matter is resolved.

Please be aware if this matter should proceed to Court you may be liable for additional costs, including costs of the proceedings in addition to the amount set out on the Notice of Alleged Breach ticket.

Option 3

Request the withdrawal of an infringement notice

Please complete an infringement notice withdrawal request prior to the due date.

The University may consider withdrawal of an infringement notice if you can demonstrate any of the following occurred at the time of offence:

  • your vehicle broke down and you were unable to move it to a legal position
  • you were involved in a medical emergency
  • you were issued an infringement notice as the registered owner of a vehicle, that at the time of the offence the vehicle had been sold or stolen, or was under the (permitted) control of another person
  • regulatory signs had been removed or damaged (photographic evidence is required)
  • you were issued the infringement notice in error

You will need to provide supporting documentation with your request. In the event you are requesting a withdrawal on the basis that you were not the driver at the time of the offence, you will need to provide a statutory declaration.

Statutory declaration from Courts Queensland

In most circumstances infringement notices will not be withdrawn for the following reasons:

  • financial hardship
  • being unaware of the law or not seeing a sign
  • disagreeing with the law (you may feel that the offence for which the infringement notice has been issued is trivial or did not cause a problem to anyone)
  • not having adequate coins for any meter
  • stopping in a restricted zone/disabled bay/University bay only briefly
  • not paying for the time your vehicle was on campus
  • where more than one of the vehicles registered to your virtual permit was on a Griffith University campus

What if I don't act?

There are consequences if you do not pay your debt on time.

If an unpaid debt is transferred to SPER they will issue an enforcement order.

If you receive an enforcement order but do not act on it by the due date, SPER may take one or more of the following enforcement actions against you:

  • fine collection from your wages or bank account
  • suspend your driver's licence
  • register an interest over your property
  • immobilise your vehicle
  • seize and sell your property

Parking infringement

Pay the infringement notice in full

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