Fines review process

There are a small number of grounds under which enforcements may be reviewed.

Fines Unit enforcement review

A review may take place if:

  • a fine has already been paid
  • the Issuing Authority didn't receive an 'election to be prosecuted', statutory declaration, or other required document
  • the client did not receive a notice required by legislation
  • procedures required by legislation were not followed

The charge for a review is $24.00. To request a review, you must complete a form, submit to the Fines Unit and pay the fee within 30 days of the notice of enforcement. Please note you may be asked for evidence to support your application.

The review is undertaken in accordance with Section 13 of the Expiation of Offences Act 1996 (SA).

Application for Review of Enforcement - Form

Court review of enforcement

The Courts Administration Authority can review an enforcement determination. The only ground for review is that an expiation should not have been given in the first place because a person did not commit the offence(s). An application for a review must be made within 30 days of an enforcement being given. Contact the Courts Administration Authority for further details.

This review is taken in accordance with Section 14 of the Expiation of Offences Act 1996 (SA).