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Fines Victoria's new Family Violence Scheme

Fines Victoria's new Family Violence Scheme

Fines Victoria's new Family Violence Scheme commenced at the start of this year to support people affected by family violence within the fines system. The scheme allows victim survivors to apply to have their infringement fines withdrawn if family violence substantially contributed to the offence or it is not safe for them to name the responsible person.

To access the Family Violence Scheme, a person must:

  • have been issued with an infringement notice, and
  • show they were a victim survivor of family violence, and 
  • show that the family violence substantially contributed to the person: 
    • committing the offence, or
    • not being able to nominate the driver that committed the offence in a car registered to the victim.

Further information about the Family Violence Scheme and how to apply is available at www.justice.vic.gov.au/fvs.