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Dealing with a notice

If you have received an expiation notice from South Australia Police (SAPOL) your options are to:

If you have received an expiation notice from a local council or other agencies see the information on the notice for payment options.

Refer to the Fines Enforcement and Recovery Unit if you have a court fine.

Pay the expiation

Expiations can be paid in full by the due date on the notice:

  • online via BPoint
  • at a Service SA Customer Service Centre
  • by phone on 1300 361 335
  • at Australia Post Outlets
  • by cheque.

Find out more about payment options

A late payment fee will apply if payment is made after the due date.

Demerit points will be applied when the expiation notice is paid.

Find out more about demerit points on the sa.gov.au website.

A conviction will not be recorded.

Nominate another driver

If you were not driving the vehicle at the time of the offence you can nominate another driver.

Complete the relevant statutory declaration for the offence listed on your notice and submit before the notice is due.

Download the speed or red light expiation notice statutory declaration

Download the unregistered or uninsured expiation notice statutory declaration

Do not pay the expiation. A new notice will be issued to the nominated driver once we have received the statutory declaration.

Nominate a new owner

If you were not the owner of the vehicle at the time of the offence you can provide the details for the new owner.

Complete the relevant statutory declaration for the offence listed on your notice and submit before the notice is due.

Download the speed or red light expiation notice statutory declaration

Download the unregistered or uninsured expiation notice statutory declaration

Do not pay the expiation. A new notice will be issued to the new owner of the vehicle once we have received the statutory declaration.

Review the traffic photo

You can request to view the photographs taken by the safety camera.

View your photo online

Phone 8463 4388

  • for a copy to be sent by post.
  • to make an appointment to view the photo with a police officer.

Safety camera photos can only be viewed with a police officer at Expiation Notice Branch.

Before requesting a review you might find it useful to know how safety cameras work.

Find out how traffic cameras work

Request a review

You can request a review if you believe that:

  • the notice is 'trifling' under Section 4(2) of the Expiation of Offences Act 1996
  • the notice is incorrect or a mistake has been made in issuing the notice
  • there has been a mistake of identity
  • there is additional information that may suggest a caution or withdrawal of the notice is more appropriate
  • there are other exceptional circumstances.

How to make an application for review

Your application can be made in writing or by completing a Review Request form.

Request a Review Online
Download a Review Request Word version
Download a Review Request PDF version

Submit your application and any relevant supporting information to the Manager, Expiation Notice Branch to:

  • GPO Box 2029, Adelaide SA 5001
  • Fax number 7322 3559

In most cases reviews are only accepted from notice holders to their legal representatives. If a notice holder authorises someone else 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.

Outcome of the review

If the expiation still stands you will now have to decide how to deal with the expiation. You can:

  • pay the expiation notice in full by the due date
  • request a payment arrangement through the Fines Enforcement and Recovery Unit 1800 659 538
  • elect to be prosecuted.

Pay your expiation on line with BPoint
Find out more about payment arrangements on the Fines Enforcement and Recovery website.

Request a review of the photo evidence

If you believe that the photographic evidence provided is not correct you can request a photo review.

For a red light camera offence you can apply for a review if one of more of these points applies, the:

  • vehicle number plate is obscured or not clear
  • number plate is incorrect
  • red light is not visible in both photographs
  • wrong lane has been captured.

For a speed camera offence you can apply for a review if one of more of these points applies, the:

  • vehicle number plate is obscured or not clear
  • number plate is incorrect
  • wrong lane has been captured - fixed safety camera only
  • template shows more than one vehicle travelling in the same direction - mobile safety camera only.

How to make an application for a photo review

Request a review by completing a review of photographic evidence form.

Request a review online
Request for review of photographic evidence Word version
Request for review of photographic evidence PDF version

Submit your application and any relevant supporting documentation to SAPOL's Expiation Notice Branch

Download the Expiation Notice Review guidelines for more information about the review process

Expiation Notice Review Guidelines Word version
Expiation Notice Review Guidelines PDF version

Outcome of the photo review

If the expiation still stands you now have to decide how to deal with the expiation. You can:

  • pay the expiation notice in full by the due date
  • request a payment arrangement through Fines Enforcement and Recovery Unit 1800 659 538
  • elect to be prosecuted.

Pay your expiation online with BPoint
Find out more about payment arrangements on the Fines Enforcement and Recovery website.

Elect to be prosecuted

You can dispute the alleged offence by electing to be prosecuted.

Complete and submit 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.

If you are found guilty you will have to pay additional costs and a conviction may be recorded.

Demerit points will be applied once the court process is completed.

Find out more about demerit points on the sa.gov.au website

Take no action

If you choose to ignore your notice and take no action:

  1. You will receive a reminder notice from SAPOL 28 days from the date of the notice. A reminder fee will be applied.
  2. If payment is not made by the due date of the reminder notice the matter will be forwarded for enforcement. If applicable you will incur demerit points.
    Find out more about demerit points on the sa.gov.au website
  3. The Fines Enforcement and Recovery Unit will apply additional fees and pursue payment of the debt.

Speed camera watchdogs

There are a number of web sites that claim to be 'speed camera watchdogs'.

When using information from these sites care should be taken as the information:

  • often relates to processes that do not apply in South Australia
  • may be factually incorrect.

These sites may provide options for downloading letters to send to SAPOL to avoid payment of a notice.

In most cases these letters will not result in SAPOL withdrawing a notice. Instead the letters may be taken as an election to be prosecuted.

Contacts

Phone 8463 4388
Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm

Postal address:
The Manager
Expiation Notice Branch
South Australia Police
GPO Box 2029
Adelaide SA 5001

email: enb@police.sa.gov.au

Related information

Expiation of Offences Act 1996