Any infringements appealed outside of the period 1 July 2006 to 31 December 2016 are not eligible for a refund. Procedures were amended following this date to ensure that a Council officer made a decision on all appeals.
Additionally, the following circumstances make fines appealed between 1 July 2006 to 31 December 2016 ineligible for a refund:
- The fine has not been finalised (paid)
- The fine was withdrawn
- An official warning was issued
- An outcome was provided by the Magistrates’ Court; or
- Council officers made a decision on the appeal during the eligibility period.
The Infringements Act 2006 states an application for review of an infringement may be made “at any time before the expiry of the period for bringing a proceeding in relation to the offence to which the infringement notice relates”.