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Fines Enforcement and Debt Recovery Bill 2017

A new bill was introduced into Parliament containing a number of changes to the way overdue fines and expiation fees issued by South Australian government agencies are enforced and recovered. 

New laws pass Parliament

New measures targetting people who refuse to pay their overdue fines and expiation fees, have now passed Parliament.

More options and support will now be available for vulnerable South Australians. New measures have been incorporated for those who simply avoid making their payments.

Fines recovery provisions are expected to commence early in 2018, followed by procedures for civil debt recovery later that year.


Feedback on the proposed changes was invited from interested parties and the community.

A PDF icon Factsheet on Fines Enforcement and Debt Recovery Bill (PDF 335KB) of the proposed changes was been prepared for this consultation.

Government agencies that were potentially affected by the proposed changes to civil debt recovery were also encouraged to review the PDF icon Factsheet for gov agencies (PDF 327KB) and provide a response.

The consultation closed at 5pm on 1 September 2017.