Why can’t I appeal to Council when I get a fine?

Council’s traffic rangers enforce the parking restrictions in accordance with NSW Road Rules. To ensure impartiality, transparency and consistency with issuing penalties and reviewing requests, Councils across NSW use Revenue NSW to review penalties.

If a driver disputes a parking fine, the Revenue NSW will ask Council to check its records to determine whether it was correctly issued. If the infringement was issued correctly, the Revenue NSW may give the matter further consideration. The Revenue NSW website contains information on how to arrange for the review of an infringement and gives details of what factors will be considered in its review.

If a motorist is not satisfied with the results of this review, they may choose to have the matter heard before a magistrate in a local court.