City of Darwin has the power to issue infringement notices for a range of offences which contravene the By-Laws or other relevant legislation. Specifically, the Council can issue infringement notices in relation to parking and other traffic regulations, By-Law offences, animal control issues and littering.
Payment of an Infringement Notice
If you receive an infringement notice, you are required to pay the full amount within 14 days of that notice being issued.
Payments can be made in person at the Civic Centre, Harry Chan Avenue in the City, where EFTPOS facilities are available, at any Australia Post Office (you must have your infringement notice or courtesy letter), by phoning (08) 8930 0556 with your credit card details or pay online.
Non-Payment of an Infringement Notice
If payment in response to an infringement notice, is not received within the mandatory 14 days of the notice being served, the Council will send the alleged offender a courtesy letter, in accordance with the Fines and Penalties (Recovery) Act . This will result in a penalty being added to the original fine.
If the original fine and the penalty are not received within 28 days of the courtesy letter being sent out, Council will pass the infringement notice on to the Northern Territory Government's Fines Recovery Unit (telephone 1800 111 530) for enforcement action. If an enforcement order is made, further costs will be added to the amount due.
Appeal an Infringement
In certain circumstances Council may consider withdrawing an infringement that has been issued for a parking offence.