A payment plan is available to any person who is experiencing financial hardship. A payment plan can be an instalment plan, an extension of time to pay, or both.
A company will not be offered an instalment plan but may be offered an extension of time to pay.
Infringement penalties can be paid by fortnightly instalments.
The minimum amount accepted for an instalment plan depends on the total penalties accrued. The total penalty amount for all infringements to be included on the plan will need to be paid off:
- within a 12 month period
- with a minimum amount of not less than $20 per fortnight.
When your payment plan is approved, your details will be referred to our recovery team who will accept instalment payments on our behalf. They will write to you outlining the payment plan details and conditions, and provide the payment due dates.
Extreme financial hardship
A payment plan under extreme financial hardship can be considered if a person is unable to meet the above requirements. To be considered for a payment plan under extreme financial hardship, you must hold a pension or health care card (or similar) and provide documentation with your application to prove your financial difficulties. In this case, the total penalty amount for all infringements will need to be paid off:
- with a minimum amount of not less than $10 per fortnight.
When your payment plan is approved, your details will be referred to our recovery team who will accept instalment payments on our behalf. They will write to you outlining the payment plan details and conditions, and provide the payment due dates
Extension of time to pay
An extension of time to pay of up to eight weeks can be granted upon request.
Defaulting on payment plan
A payment plan will be considered to be in default, and cancelled, if payment is not received within 14 days of the due date. In this case, you must re-apply for a new payment plan or make payment of the remaining outstanding amount in full. Payment plans will only be offered on two occasions.
How to apply for a payment plan
Submit an application online
Apply by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Apply in writing: Download the application form(PDF, 176KB), print and send to:
Hume City Council
PO Box 119
Dallas Vic 3047
If another person is writing for you, please ensure you include a note authorising this person to act on your behalf.
Council is currently unable to approve instalment plans due to circumstances associated with COVID 19. Instead, an extension of time to pay to 30 September 2020 can be provided. Please see COVID-19 impact on infringements for more information.
Applying for a payment arrangement with Fines Victoria
A person or company can apply to Fines Victoria for a payment arrangement to pay a fine or multiple fines. A payment arrangement may include fines from different enforcement agencies, fines at different stages of enforcement, and court fines. A payment arrangement can allow a person or company to pay by instalments or it can provide an extension of time to pay.
You may request Council refer your fine to Fines Victoria to manage as part of a payment arrangement in writing, using the options above.