Parking Infringements - Official Home of Falls Creek Alpine Resort
Parking infringement notices are necessary to regulate and control the use of parking spaces to meet operational needs throughout the Falls Creek Alpine Resort.
|Falls Creek Resort Management is authorised under the Road Safety Act 1986 to designate areas of the Falls Creek Alpine Resort for parking for specific requirements and times. The Infringements Act 2006 provides Falls Creek Resort Management with the authority to issue infringements for breaches of parking requirements and establishes a framework through which these infringements can be enforced.|
If you park illegally in the Falls Creek Alpine Resort, you risk being fined. If you do not pay the fine, additional costs will be added.
Parking and traffic laws apply to ensure the safe and fair use of Victoria's roads. Specific parking restrictions and Falls Creek Resort Management’s parking permit system help make parking available for permanent residents, visitors, commercial operators and staff.
If an infringement notice remains unpaid, a warrant may be issued and your property may be seized and sold to satisfy the amount owing.
How to pay fines
What to do if you receive an infringement notice
How to pay your fine
|There are several payment options which include the following:|
|Direct deposit to our bank account 063-010 1050 7699, with your infringement number as the reference. Please email electronic remittance to email@example.com|
|You can make a cheque or money order payable to:|
Falls Creek Resort Management
PO Box 50
FALLS CREEK VIC 3699
Please write the infringement notice number clearly on the back of the cheque.
|You can make a payment in person at the cashier's desk at the Falls Creek Visitor Information Centre, Bogong High Plains Rd, Falls Creek, between 8am and 5pm, seven days (except Christmas Day).|
Cash, EFTPOS, Visa or Mastercard Only.
How to contest fines
|Failure to pay a parking infringement notice or to take any other action within 28 days may result in further enforcement action and the incurring of further costs. |
|If you believe there is a good reason for you not to pay the infringement notice, you may apply for an internal review. |
You can submit a completed ‘Request for Internal Review’ form or send a letter to Falls Creek Resort Management requesting a parking infringement notice be internally reviewed. In accordance with the Infringement Act 2006, infringement notices can only be reviewed once.
A request for an internal review form can be downloaded here. Please complete the form and email to firstname.lastname@example.org or send to Falls Creek Resort Management, PO Box 50, Falls Creek, VIC, 3699.
An internal review can also be requested by letter to Falls Creek Resort Management.
You must provide all of the following information in the letter:
|Please send correspondence to:|
Falls Creek Resort Management
PO Box 50
Falls Creek, VIC, 3699
|The review process can take up to 90 days or longer if additional information is required. Please do not pay the infringement notice during this period. |
You will receive correspondence advising whether the infringement notice has been withdrawn or if the matter will proceed.
Failure to pay or provide requested additional information could result in further costs.
Having the case heard by a court
|You can choose to have your matter dealt with in the Magistrates' Court by notifying Falls Creek Resort Management in writing to the above address.|
Collection of overdue parking fines
|Falls Creek Resort Management takes three steps to ensure the payment of overdue parking infringement notices. At each stage, you have the chance to pay the infringement notice, including any added statutory costs.|
You also have the opportunity to contest the fine, if you believe there is a good reason for you not to pay the infringement notice.
Step 1: Penalty Reminder Notice
|28 days to pay the infringement notice (plus costs) |
|After 28 days you will be sent a reminder called a Penalty Reminder Notice. An extra charge of $22.00* will be added to the infringement notice at this stage. The notice will provide options including:|
Step 2: Enforcement Order
|28 days to pay infringement notice, plus Penalty Reminder Notice costs and any additional costs|
|If you do not respond to the Penalty Reminder Notice within 28 days, the infringement notice will be sent to the Infringements Court or Magistrates' Court. |
The Infringements Court will issue an Enforcement Order requiring you to pay the infringement notice plus the Penalty Reminder Notice costs and a second lot of costs of $73.40*.
This is a court order and should be treated seriously. If you wish to object to the Enforcement Order, complete the Statutory Declaration that comes with the order.
Step 3: Sheriff's Warrant
|Seven days to pay, fine plus several costs|
|If you don't respond to the Enforcement Order by the due date, the Infringement Court will issue a warrant. Warrant costs of $53.80* will be added. |
The warrant authorises the Sheriff to demand payment of the infringement notice and all costs, or seize your goods as security. If you haven't paid in seven days:
|The Infringements Court is a centralised administration system for collecting overdue fines. As a division of the Magistrates' Court, its decisions have the force of court orders. However, you are not required to appear before a magistrate. If you wish to dispute your infringement notice before a court, you are required to approach the Magistrates' Court directly.|
Parking fines - FAQs
Who is responsible for paying the parking infringement notice?
|You are responsible for the parking infringement notice if you are the registered owner of the vehicle. |
If the owner was not driving the vehicle at the time the infringement was issued, then the owner may complete a Known User Statement to nominate the person in charge of the vehicle at the time the infringement was issued and post it back to Falls Creek Resort Management. The address is available on the form.
How much are the parking infringement notices?
|Fines range between $61 and $122, depending on the offence for the 2011/2012 financial year.|
Do parking infringement notices lead to demerit points?
|Generally, infringement notices for parking do not result in demerit points being allocated to your driver licence. |
However, if you do not pay your infringement notice and you have exhausted all payment stages, the Sheriff may opt to suspend your licence or registration, block any transfer of ownership, or stop renewal of a vehicle registration in accordance with the Infringements Act 2006.
Who can issue parking infringement notices?
Can you get a parking infringement notice on leased land?
|Falls Creek Resort Management Parking Enforcement Officers can issue infringement notices on all land within the Falls Creek Alpine Resort, including all leasehold land. |
What powers do police have to move cars?
|If you have parked your car illegally and police believe it is a danger to other road users or is likely to cause traffic congestion, they can use force to access your car and move it to any other convenient location.|
|*Subject to CPI increase every July.|