Overseas speeding infringement

Offences committed outside Victoria
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Overseas speeding infringement

Postby Mickyboy » Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:38 am

Hey y'all,

Just came across your site, registered, and logged in as a new member.

Had a squiz at previous topics, and couldn't find what I was looking for - hopefully it hasn't already been covered!

Ok, in a nut-shell, got a speeding fine while I was in NZ in February - arrived in the mail not long after I returned home.
Appealed it - it was sent to court, and heard in my absence, with a written submission I sent in - and appeal wasn't successful, so court cost slapped on top.

Have tried to be reasonable throughout the process, but now got to the point where I'm tempted to just ignore it.

Question - do we have international immunity from having to pay fines incurred in other countries?
Or is there some kind of international agreement, where their threats (eg. fines enforcement/debt collection, impact to credit ratings, insurance etc.) actually be carried out in Australia (I'm in WA, by the way, but I would assume that it would be the same here, as it would be for VIC?)?

Any help appreciated!



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