Parking fines

Parking fines

Parking fines (or infringement notices) get issued to the owners of vehicles that violate parking rules.

When parking in the city, motorists have a responsibility to check which rules apply and to comply with those rules.

There are a number of ways to pay a parking fine, including online, in person, by phone and by mail.

More information on each payment method can be found in the tabs below.

Please note: parking fines are unable to be paid online until the day after they were issued.

How to pay a parking fine


Step 1.Find your infringement number and amount payable

To proceed you will need to provide your notice number as shown below, and enter the amount you are required to pay.

Infringement notice example

Step 2.Pay fine

Click the button below, and select Infringement Notice from the dropdown menu.

You will need a credit card to pay online. Parking infringements must be paid in full.

Pay online

In person

Step 1.Bring your parking fine

To pay in person, you will need to bring your parking fine (infringement notice), or know the licence plate number of the vehicle you are paying for.

Step 2.Visit either:

  • Hobart Council Centre

Visit us at the Hobart Council Centre, 16 Elizabeth Street (corner Davey and Elizabeth Streets), Hobart. We are open from Monday to Friday, 8.15 am – 5.15 pm. Cash, Visa or Mastercard only.

  • Any post office

Pay by cash, EFTPOS or cheque at any Australia Post location.

Please note: payment at Australia Post is only available within the initial due period of the infringement.

By phone

Step 1.Get your info ready

Find your Infringement Number on your parking fine, and have a payment method ready.

Please note: over the phone we only accept Visa or Mastercard.

Infringement notice example

Step 2.Call the City

You can reach us for phone payments of parking fines at 1300 886 745. We're available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

By mail

Step 1.Write a letter to the City

The letter to the City needs to include your ticket and registration number, your name and address.

Please note: by mail we only accept cheque or money order.

Step 2.Mail your information to the City

Please mail your payment to:

City of Hobart
GPO Box 503
Hobart TAS 7001

If you have misplaced your parking fine or would like to make a general payment please call us on 03 6238 2711.

Photos of your parking fine

To view photographic evidence of your parking infringement, click on the link below. You will be required to enter the infringement number and registration number of the vehicle.

View My Ticket

The View My Ticket page is in its initial stage and can take up to twelve hours for your infringement information to become available.

Requesting a review

For information about requesting a review of your parking fine, visit our requesting a review page.

If you were not the driver

If somebody else was using your vehicle, you will need to provide a statutory declaration detailing the name, address and date of birth of the driver so that the fine may be directed to the offender.

If you don't do this, you are liable for the infringement notice.

When do you have to pay

There are two types of parking fines, each with different due times.

The front of the notice will tell you what type of fine it is.

Parking meter and voucher fines

You must pay within 14 days of the date of the notice if it comes under the Local Government (Highways) Act 1982.

For more information about parking meter and by-laws infringements and penalties, visit the Local Government (Highways) Act 1982.

Road Rules fines

Road Rules infringements must be paid within 28 days of the date of the notice. After the 28 days, recovery proceedings will commence and the amount payable will increase in respect of all outstanding offences. If the fine remains unpaid, it will then be referred to the Monetary Penalties Enforcement Service.

For more information about the Road Rules and penalties in the Road Rules infringements, visit the Road Rules 2019 or Traffic (Compliance and Enforcement) Regulations 2017.

Payment plans and extensions

For information on paying in instalments or requesting an extension to the due date on your parking fine, visit our parking fine payment plans and extensions page.

Overdue fines

If you do not request your fine be withdrawn or lodge a notice of election for a court hearing within 28 days of the date of issue you will be deemed convicted. Your fine will be enforced under the Monetary Penalties Enforcement Act 2005 which means you will have to pay more money, could have your driver licence or vehicle registration suspended and your name and address could be published, which may affect your credit rating.

For more information about enforcement orders, visit the Monetary Penalties Enforcement Act 2005 or Monetary Penalties Enforcement Service.