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Speeding Ticket in Australia?

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Speeding Ticket in Australia?

After a great vacation visiting Australia (Sydney, Uluru and Melbourne) I was very frustrated at receiving a speeding ticket in NT Australia (Uluru). I received a $190 fine ($150 + $40 levy) for doing 10km over.

I received the ticket via a police officer and they told me they can't bill my rental company but I have a Canadian driver's license and I'm not sure if Canada and Australia have any reciprocal agreements? Or does NT province use collection agencies to receive speeding ticket fines?

Furthermore, I tried paying the fine online but my Driver's Licence number exceeds the max character limit for the field so that data would be inaccurate.

I wasn't aware at how strict Australia was with their speed limits..If I drive the speed limit in Canada, I will get honked and tailgated.

Edit: I also want to add that my postal code and birth date on speeding ticket is wrong, not sure if helps my situation or not..
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If you don't pay then a pair of kangaroos will show up to your door requesting payment.
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lol if I don't pay, can anything happen, eg. can I renew still my driver's licence, will a debt collection agency demand money etc.?
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your future travel to there will likely be detrimentally affected.
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RunOrDie wrote: After a great vacation visiting Australia (Sydney, Uluru and Melbourne) I was very frustrated at receiving a speeding ticket in NT Australia (Uluru). I received a $190 fine ($150 + $40 levy) for doing 10km over.

I received the ticket via a police officer and they told me they can't bill my rental company but I have a Canadian driver's license and I'm not sure if Canada and Australia have any reciprocal agreements? Or does NT province use collection agencies to receive speeding ticket fines?

Furthermore, I tried paying the fine online but my Driver's Licence number exceeds the max character limit for the field so that data would be inaccurate.

I wasn't aware at how strict Australia was with their speed limits..If I drive the speed limit in Canada, I will get honked and tailgated.

Edit: I also want to add that my postal code and birth date on speeding ticket is wrong, not sure if helps my situation or not..
Do you have family or friends in Aussie? If you do, then you can try to send money to them and have them pay the ticket. Otherwise, watch out for the kangaroo's..lol
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kooroshkabir wrote: your future travel to there will likely be detrimentally affected.
This isn’t true. Only your future ability to drive in NT will be affected. And even that’s only if you get pulled over again.
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I thought this was same as US. If you have real experience ok.
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I also got a ticket in Australia too. I was sent the ticket notification by the car rental company and was given 3 options. Go to court and dispute the ticket. Pay the rental company the fine plus admin fees. Pay the police directly.
I contacted the NSW police department explaining my situation and they sent me instructions on how to pay. I cannot remember for sure but I did it online with their instructions.
I contemplated not paying because I figured I was never going to go back and they have no reciprocal agreement with Canada or it's Provinces but, we may go back and it would be difficult to rent a car if we did.
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If you don't pay you get the boot:
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Hi all, bumping an old thread. I recently received a letter in the mail from NT Police stating that there’s been a $79 admin fee added to my ticket.
Should I ignore this letter or pay off the fine?
What would be the next step if I don’t pay? Will I receive a ticket from the car rental company?
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Let it ride!!!! I can't wait until you end up mooning the Australian people on live TV.
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It isn't a lot of money, why not pay it and make it all go away?
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Set up a court date and go back to Australia for vacation.
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RunOrDie wrote: ...
Furthermore, I tried paying the fine online but my Driver's Licence number exceeds the max character limit for the field so that data would be inaccurate.
I wasn't aware at how strict Australia was with their speed limits..If I drive the speed limit in Canada, I will get honked and tailgated.
Edit: I also want to add that my postal code and birth date on speeding ticket is wrong, not sure if helps my situation or not..
Smiling Face With Open Mouth Well you like to pay but can't due to their systems and constraints. Reminds me trying to order something from UK with Canadian address
If you like send them a cheque in Canadian currency: the exchange is almost 1-1 but let them experience a little bit of broken cross-jurisdictional settlement.
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viiveyy wrote: If you don't pay then a pair of kangaroos will show up to your door requesting payment.
RunOrDie wrote: Hi all, bumping an old thread. I recently received a letter in the mail from NT Police stating that there’s been a $79 admin fee added to my ticket.
Should I ignore this letter or pay off the fine?
What would be the next step if I don’t pay? Will I receive a ticket from the car rental company?
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I think my thread has gotten carried away Face With Tears Of Joy
But seriously will appreciate some answers/insights
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