Pay or Dispute a Pet Related Fine

Find out how to pay or dispute a pet related fine. 

Paying your Animal Infringement

There are several options for paying your animal infringement. Choose from the following:

  • Online by Credit Card: Visa, MasterCard or American Express. Pay online now 
  • By Phone: 1300 880 716: Visa, Mastercard or American Express
  • In Person: Visit the City of Melville Civic Centre, 10 Almondbury Road, Booragoon, betwee 8.30am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday
  • By Mail: Post the infringement along with a cheque, money order or your credit card details to City of Melville, Locked Bag 1, Booragoon WA 6954

Appeal to have your Animal Infringement Withdrawn

Infringements may be considered for withdrawal by stating the grounds of your objection. Supporting documentation must be provided.

All requests for infringements to be reviewed must be made to the City of Melville in written form. 

There are several options for making an appeal. Choose from the following:

  • Online by Credit Card: You can appeal an animal infringement online, make sure you have any evidence supporting documents or photos ready to attach. Please remember to include your details; name, address, contact phone number and the infringement number. Lodge an online request 
  • In Person: Visit the City of Melville Civic Centre, 10 Almondbury Road, Booragoon, betwee 8.30am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday. Remember to bring any supporting evidence such as proof of registration of an animal
  • By Phone: 1300 880 716: Visa, Mastercard or American Express.
  • By Mail: You can download and complete the Animal Infringement Review Form (PDF) or write a letter to the Chief Executive Officer, City of Melville, Locked Bag 1, Booragoon WA 6954. Remember to include your name, address, contact phone number and the infringement number. 

Elect to be Prosecuted for this Alleged Offence in Court

Write to the City of Melville, advising that you choose to have your offence heard and determined by the court. Post your letter to City of Melville, Locked Bag 1, Booragoon WA 6954,

What happens if I do nothing?

If we have not heard from you within 28 days, we will send a final demand that will include extra charges.

If you don't pay your infringement notice in the prescribed or statutory period, it is referred to the Fines Enforcement Registry (FER), where a court order is issued. When this happens, the infringement notice becomes a court order and further fees are imposed to recover the fine.

There are serious consequences for not paying fines in WA, including driver's or vehicle licence suspension or removal of number plates from your vehicle.

What happens if I receive a leter from the Fines Enforcement Registry?

If you have received a letter from the Fines Enforcement Registry you can contact them on 1300 650 235 or 9235 0235 for mobile and International Callers) between 8.30am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday (except public holidays), or email fines@justice.wa.gov.au.

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