Expiation notices are usually issued for traffic offences. A notice allows the offender to pay a fee rather than go through the court system.
For notices issued by:
For court fines refer to the Courts Administration Authority of South Australia website.
I want to pay my notice
If you receive an expiation notice you can pay it online at SAPOL epay or for alternative methods refer to your expiation notice.
Payment must be made in full by the due date on the notice or a late payment fee will apply.
If you can't afford to pay your notice in full you may be eligible to apply for relief and pay by instalments.
I wasn't the driver at the time of the offence
If you were not driving the vehicle at the time of the camera or parking offence you may nominate the driver by downloading and completing a Statutory Declaration form before the expiation notice becomes due.
Do not make payment as a new notice will be issued to the nominated driver once the statutory declaration has been received by SAPOL.
I didn't own the vehicle at the time of the offence
If you were not the owner of the vehicle at the time of the camera or parking offence you may provide the new owners details by downloading and completing a Statutory Declaration form before the notice becomes due.
Do not make payment as a new notice will be issued to the new owner of the vehicle once the statutory declaration has been received by SAPOL.
I want to get a copy of the police officer's evidence recorded in relation to my non-camera offence
This information can only be provided to you when the matter is heard in a court as part of the prosecution disclosure process. Once the matter is finalised, either by payment or the court process, you may be able to apply for information under freedom of information.
I want my notice to be considered for review
Prior to requesting a review you may wish to view our section on red light and speed cameras which explains how:
You can seek a review if you believe that:
Generally, a review will not be allowed if the notice has been paid or referred to court for enforcement.
How to request a review
An application for review must:
The application can be made in writing or by downloading and completing a Review Request form.
Request for review (155.7KB)
Request for review (253.67KB)
Submit your application and any relevant supporting documentation to SAPOL's Expiation Notice Branch.
Generally, reviews are only accepted from notice holders or their legal representatives. If a notice holder authorises someone to make the application on their behalf, the outcome of the review will be sent to the notice holder, not the person authorised to make the application.
You may also ask for a photo review if you believe the photographic evidence provided is not correct in the following circumstances:
The application can be made by downloading and completing a Photo Review Request form.
Request for review of photographic evidence (101.29KB)
If you have requested a review of an expiation notice, the notice will be suspended whilst the review is undertaken. This means that the requirement to pay or elect to be prosecuted are deferred.
SAPOL's Expiation Notice Branch will write you a letter to tell you of the result of the review. Usually SAPOL will complete the review within seven days of receiving your application however, it may take longer if additional information or other issues need to be considered.
As the result of a review, SAPOL may:
I want to elect to be prosecuted
If your review matter still stands and you wish to dispute the allegation that you committed the offence you may elect to be prosecuted by completing the Election for Prosecution slip on the back of your expiation notice.
You will then receive a summons to attend court at a nominated time and date.
Ignoring your notice
If you choose to ignore your expiation notice and take no action:
Once the matter has been finalised either by payment of the notice or the court process demerit points will be applied.
For more information refer to the section on demerit points on the sa.gov.au website.
If you pay the notice a conviction is not recorded.
If you elect to be prosecuted and are found guilty in a court then a conviction may be recorded.
Speed camera watchdogs
There are a range of web sites that claim to be 'speed camera watchdogs'. Care should be taken in using the information on these sites as:
Contact - Manager, Expiation Notice Branch
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