Fees, fines and charges

​The Department of Transport charges fees and fines in accordance with all Victorian Government departments.

This includes:

  • fees for services and regulatory purposes, including licensing and registering certain activities
  • fines for improper conduct, and to discourage unlawful behaviour
  • fees and fines are officially set and revised by their relevant legislation.

The Victorian Government has a policy of automatically indexing certain fees and fines each year for inflation to ensure the value of fees and fines is maintained.

Public transport ticketing and fares

Ticketing conditions for rail, tram and bus services in Victoria are outlined in the new myki and Victorian Fares and Ticketing Manual, which came into effect on 1 March 2018.

The conditions detail the calculation of public transport fares, passenger responsibilities when undertaking journeys and other key requirements for people using the Victorian public transport system.

Public transport fines

Find out about public transport fine options, how fare enforcement has become fairer and how to pay your fine online

Authorised officers are employed by public transport companies to ensure people comply with ticketing and behavioural rules.

This helps ensure the successful and safe delivery of public transport services.

Key public transport regulations

The transport ticketing regulations provide a robust legal framework which outlines the obligations, defences and penalties for ticketing offences, and support the Victorian Government's fare compliance and enforcement activities.

The transport conduct regulations establish an integrated set of conduct requirements for all Victorian public transport for the first time, by merging bus passenger conduct offences with train and tram passenger conduct offences.

Automatic indexation of fees and penalties

The following documents contain lists of the automatically indexed fees and fines which are the responsibility of the department and which contribute to the Victorian Government's consolidated revenue.

The lists on this page are current as at 1 July 2018.

An enforcement agency can address minor law breaking by issuing an infringement notice (on-the-spot fine) as an alternative to court prosecution for specified infringement offences.

The maximum court penalty is the maximum amount the court can impose on an offender from 1 July 2018. Infringement fines are lower than the maximum court penalty.

Although the Department has sought to make the lists as accurate and complete as possible, updates and revisions may be necessary.

Visit the Department of Treasury and Finance website to find links to lists from other departments.