Fines assist

About Fines Assist

Fines Assist clients are assisted by senior RMIT university students who work under the supervision of qualified financial counsellors from Carlton/Fitzroy Financial Counselling Service. 

You'll receive practical assistance to sort out your fines, including setting up payment plans, and can advocate on your behalf.

This service is free and confidential.

What we can help with:

  • Traffic infringements (eg: speeding, parking)
  • Public Transport (no Myki ticket not having a concession card, smoking on rail premisis, open liquor on rail premises, feat on seats)
  • Victoria Police fines (drunk in public and offensive language/behavior)
  • Vic Roads rines
  • Traffic Camera Office
  • Tollway (CityLink or Eastlink)
  • Court fines

Fines Assist does not provide legal or financial advise. 

How Fines Assists works

You'll be seen by two senior university students. Our students are hand-picked, and behind the scenes our senior financial advisers provide supervision. 

Most clients have two visits but there are no limits. We'll work with you until we get your issues resolved.

Legal help 

If you need legal assistance to deal with your fines, we'll organise a lawyer (External link)(a member of our duty lawyer legal service) to assist you further.

Related services

We wrap our services around our clients, so you'll receive the right help from the right people, and have access to as many or as few services as you need.

If you need any of our other services your Will and Wishes team will organise for the right service provider to meet with you.

About our student clinic

Fines Assist is part of our Student Clinic, which also includes Forms & Advocacy, and Wills & Wishes.

Clinics comprises university students from a number of Melbourne universities who are supervised by our senior staff. 

We developed the clinic so we could provide anyone living in Yarra with free assistance for many of the important issues that can be hard to resolve on our own or prohibitively expensive to resolve in other ways.

In return, students gain valuable experience working with clients in a busy, but supervised environment.  Students not only develop their administrative and case management skills, but as importantly develop their emotional intelligence.

Students are volunteers, and we've provided them with extensive training.  

Service times

Friday: 10am to 4pm

Book a time

Phone 9948 8777

Visit the Neighbourhood Justice Centre at 241 Wellington Street, Collingwood

Opening hours Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm