If you've received an enforcement order, you can request to have the matter heard in court, by applying for an annulment. You can only do this if you haven't previously gone to court to dispute the fine.
You'll need to pay a non-refundable fee to lodge your application. The fee may be waived if you can prove you:
- are receiving Centrelink payments
- are experiencing homelessness, or
- have a particular disability.
The online application is divided into 2 sections. The first part is a questionnaire that'll assess your eligibility, the second part will collect your application details.
You need to:
- have not appeared previously in court to dispute the fine
- be able to prove that you were unable to pay the penalty notice and penalty reminder notice by the due dates
- be able to support your reason for disputing the offence.
What you need
- your payment unless you're applying for a fee waiver
- the enforcement order number
- the penalty notice number
- your driver licence number
- your email address
- your phone number
- access to a scanner for your supporting documents:
- file types accepted are PDF, DOC and JPEG/JPG
- maximum file size accepted per document is 5MB.
How to apply
You'll need about 10 minutes to complete the online application. You're not able to save your progress and return to complete the application later. If you need to stop for any reason, you'll have to start again from the beginning.
- Make sure you have all your supporting documents ready.
- Select the 'Apply online' button.
- Complete the questionnaire to determine your eligibility.
- If you're eligible, continue to follow the online prompts.
- Scan and attach your supporting documents.
- Submit your application.
- Your application may take up to 6 weeks to assess from the date you submit it. You'll be advised in writing of the outcome.
- If your application is unsuccessful, you'll be given another 28 days to pay the enforcement order or set up an instalment plan, before any enforcement action begins.
- If your application is successful, it'll go to review.
- If your application goes to review, it'll be conducted in line with Revenue NSW's Review Guidelines – PDF. The review may lead to the penalty continuing to stand, your being let-off with a caution, or a cancellation.
- If the review determines that the penalty stands, you'll be advised in writing of your court date.
- In preparation for your court date, you may wish to get free legal information and referral services from LawAccess NSW.