Public transport fines

This page has information to help people who have received a fine (Infringement Notice) on Melbourne's public transport system and railway station car parks.

Please visit the internal review page for information on how to request the review of a fine.

You can pay your fine online.

Fairer fare enforcement

From 1 January 2017, a fairer approach to fare compliance was introduced in Victoria.

The new approach is fairer and allows more systematic use of warnings in certain circumstances when people inadvertently do not pay their fare. It replaces the current two-tiered approach of infringements and on-the-spot penalty fares.

Key features include:

  • the abolition of penalty fares
  • greater leniency and discretion
  • more systematic use of warnings in certain circumstances for passengers who inadvertently do not pay their fare
  • targetting of repeat and deliberate fare evaders
  • better training and support for Authorised Officers
  • improved infringement processing
  • myki system upgrades.

Making it easy to pay a fare

Victorians will find it easier to pay their public transport fare with several improvements to the myki system including:

  • online myki top ups within 90 minutes
  • louder beeps on myki machines
  • anti-glare screens on myki machines
  • a trial of quick top up and check machines at 10 locations
  • roll-out of new, faster myki readers on E-class trams and trials on selected buses.

Review of ticketing compliance and enforcement

The simpler, fairer and more efficient public transport ticketing infringement system follows two separate reviews of Victoria's ticketing compliance and enforcement system.

Our review of Victoria's ticketing compliance and enforcement found while more passengers pay their fares, the previous system was inequitable, unfair and encouraged fare evasion.

The Victorian Ombudsman's investigation into fare evasion enforcement strategies also found the previous system was not striking the right balance between fare compliance and what is fair and reasonable.

We've accepted the recommendations in both reports and we're getting on with improving the public transport infringement system.

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