What to do with your fines when you’re an asylum seeker

If you’re an asylum seeker you must get legal advice before you deal with a fine.

Fines can have consequences for migration, particularly if you’re an asylum seeker. If you are currently seeking asylum in Australia, you must get legal advice before trying to deal with a fine.

You can contact LawAccess on 1300 888 529 or legalaid.nsw.gov.au to get advice.

When should you do this?
  • If you live in NSW; and
  • You are currently seeking asylum in Australia
infoImportant things to know

Get advice

It is very important to get advice first. Challenging a fine may affect your immigration status.

How to get advice

Contact LawAccess so they can put you in touch with a lawyer.

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cautionPlease don’t ignore your fine

If you do not take action by the due date you may pay more and be stopped from driving or using your car.