Infringement Review

Infringements of the General Local Law 2018 

Local Laws is an important part of life in the Glenelg Shire, providing a safe, healthy environment for community.   At times Infringements may be issued under Local Government Act 1989, due to a breach of local laws.  

Infringement Notices may be issued by Local Laws Officers for a range of offences relating to Animals, Parking or other breaches of Glenelg Shire Council General Local Law 2018(PDF, 360KB)

Persons who receive an Infringement may: 

  • Pay the infringement, using one of the options listed on the Infringement Notice.
  • If there are extenuating circumstances relating to the Infringement, you can refer the matter to the Glenelg Shire Council Review Panel. See below for more information on Infringement Review.  
  • Have the matter referred directly to Court for consideration. This must be requested by contacting Council in writing.  

Request an Infringement Review

Step 1.Complete the Infringement Review Form 

Applications for an infringement review must be in writing and only one review request per offence is allowed.    Infringement Review Form.

Step 2.What you Should Include 

  • A copy of your Infringement Notice should be uploaded with your application.
  • You will need to provide your Infringement Notice reference number. *The Infringement Number is a 13 digit number located on the bottom of your letter.


  • When requesting an Infringement Review, you may need to provide additional documentation.  This will depend on the Grounds for Review, as detailed below:  
  • Mistaken Identity
    The person to who the infringement was issued was not the actual person who committed the offence. NOTE: A vehicle owner is deemed to be the offender unless they provide a Statutory Declaration naming the person who was in charge of the vehicle.
  • Person Unaware
    A person, within 14 days of becoming aware of the issued infringement, must apply for a review. To be eligible a person must have changed their address with VicRoads within 14 days of moving (if applicable).
  • Special Circumstances 
    Persons with a mental or intellectual disability, disorder, disease or illness; a serious addiction to drugs, alcohol or a volatile substance; or are homeless and could not control or understand their offending conduct because of their situation.  NOTE: Requires documented proof to substantiate claim.
  • Exceptional Circumstances
    Any other circumstances an applicant believes justifies an internal review. 
  • Family Violence
    A Victim of family violence (please refer to Fines Victoria). 
  • Contrary to Law
    Contrary to law. Issued in error or issued under wrong law.


If you need further information or have any questions regarding the Infringement Review Process, please contact our customer service team on 1300 453 635.


The Process

Step 1.Receipt of Request for Review 

A Council officer receives the request and ensures all documentation has been provided to support the review process.   We may contact you for further information if required.  

Step 2.Panel Assessment 

The review panel will take into account factors relating to your application and the Infringement Policy and review criteria.  

Step 3.Panel Outcome 

An outcome will be determined relating to the request, ie. confirm the decision to serve an Infringement notice, issue a warning (withdraw infringement), withdraw Infringement, or cancel the Infringement and refer to Court.  In addition to the above, payment plans or other arrangements may also be recommended. 

If an applicant is not satisfied with the outcome of the infringement review, a formal complaint can be submitted for review by Council.