Get your overdue fine reviewed (Jury Duty and Voting Fines)

Even though the fine has passed the due date, in certain situations you may ask Revenue NSW to check if it was correctly issued.

If you think there was a mistake when the fine was issued, or there were other reasons that caused the offence, you can ask Revenue NSW to review the overdue fine. Revenue NSW might cancel the fine, give you a warning, or reject your application.

When should you do this?

If you were unable to deal with the fine when it was a penalty because:

  • You did not receive the penalty or penalty reminder notice
  • You were prevented from dealing with the fine due to accident, illness or misadventure
  • You had no previous opportunity to have the fine reviewed and you believe there was a mistake, like you voted or notified the Sheriff you were unable to attend jury duty.
  • You have special circumstances.
infoImportant things to know

Make it count

You can only apply for a review of an overdue fine if you can show that you were unable to deal with the fine when it was a penalty.

Be Prepared

When you apply to have your overdue fine reviewed, the NSW Electoral Commission or the Sheriff’s Jury Duty Office may be contacted to confirm details of the penalty.

Keeping your options open

If your review is rejected, you may apply to have the matter annulled and heard in court. You will be required to pay a $50 fee. The $50 fee is not refundable.  It is often a good idea to get legal advice before applying to have the matter heard in court.  

How to apply

You can apply for a review of your overdue fine by completing a submission online.

You will need to be the person named on the notice. You will need to provide details from the overdue fine notice or penalty notice. You will also need to give your personal details so that Revenue NSW can identify you.

You will need to explain why you think the fine should be reviewed. There are internal guidelines that Revenue NSW follow when you request an internal review. Review assist provides details of when a fine will be reviewed and the supporting documentation you will require to support a review.

You will also need to provide supporting documents to show what stopped you from acting before the penalty notice due date.

How it works

Make a Request for review of your overdue fine

  • Submit your request through the online application form and explain why the fine should be reviewed.
  • Contact Revenue NSW

Revenue NSW reviews your eligibility and the fine

Revenue NSW may decide to:

  • reject the application because you are not eligible or
  • accept your application and review the fine and:
    • cancel the fine
    • or reject the grounds for review and
    • contact you to see if you wish to refer the fine to a Local Court to be decided by a Magistrate.

Further action

If your application for annulment is rejected, you can choose to:

  • pay the fine by the new due date
  • ask for a payment plan or extension of time to pay

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