VALS can help with your infringements/fines if you have been given a non-court based fine and were experiencing any of the following at the time you received the fine:

  • mental or intellectual disability, disorder, disease or illness
  • a serious addiction to drugs, alcohol or a volatile substance
  • homelessness
  • were a victim of family violence

If you were experiencing any of the special circumstances on the list above at the time of your fine, then you may be eligible to have your fines waived through what’s called a special circumstances application to Fines Victoria.

The VALS Infringements Clinic does special circumstances applications for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people who have any of the special circumstances described above or have received a COVID infringement. Please contact the service on our Toll Free Number, 1800 064 865, if you would like assistance.

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Community organisations and groups that would like to share information about how VALS can help with fines and download the following resources: