If you park illegally you risk being issued with an infringement. Parking fines can be served on you by being handed to you, put under your vehicle's windscreen wiper or sent to the registered owner of the car via mail.
If you fail to pay an infringement or to use one of the other options available to you within 21 days of the infringement being issued to you, you will incur additional costs and further enforcement action may be taken against you.
Scam e-mail alert
Please be aware that the City of Greater Bendigo does not issue parking infringement notices via email. Malicious scam emails are being sent claiming that a parking ticket has been issued to the email recipient. If you receive emails like these, delete them and do not open any attachments.
For more information on this parking scam, please visit https://www.scamwatch.gov.au
Pay your parking infringement
You can pay your parking fine by:
- BPOINT on the Internet or BPOINT by phone 1300 BPOINT or 1300 276 468
- By credit card, phone 1300 276 468
- At any post office
- Postbillpay on the internet or by phone 13 18 16
- At one of our Customer Service Centres
- By mail with a cheque made out to City of Greater Bendigo, PO Box 3500 Bendigo, DC 3554
Contest a parking infringement
If you believe that you have a good reason for not paying the infringement notice you can apply for an internal review.
The following are not valid reasons for withdrawing your parking infringement:
- Poor visibility due to weather
- Was getting change
- Not noticing a sign
- Reading only part of a multi-panel sign
- Being unable to read the sign from the front seat of the car
- Forgetting to read the sign because you were concentrating on other things
- Not understanding a sign
- Not noticing that a sign/restriction had been changed
- Running late or being in a hurry
- Being delayed at an appointment
- Being delayed by work responsibilities
- A lack of available parking space
- Stopping for a short time in a prohibited area e.g. No Stopping zone
- Being new to the area and unfamiliar with the restrictions. This applies regardless of whether the driver is from Victoria, interstate or overseas
- Being unaware of the road rule that the infringement was issued under
Please note: your fine will be reviewed only once.
Find out how to contest a fine – go to Contesting a Parking Fine.
Collection of overdue fines
If you delay paying your parking infringement, you will pay more. Find out about the collection process. Go to Collecting Overdue Parking Fines.