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Parking at UQThe University's traffic and parking regulations are defined and regulated under The University of Queensland Act (1998), the State Penalties Enforcement Act (1999), and The State Penalties Enforcement Regulation (2014).

Infringement notices may be issued to vehicles found in breach of the regulations.

 

 

How to Pay your Infringement

Online payments can be made via the UQ Payments website payments.uq.edu.au. Click on the 'Parking' link to access the infringement payment area.

Cash and Eftpos payments can be made at any cashier station on the various University campuses. Payment may be made by BPay (Biller Code: 87700, Customer Reference Number, 8 digit infringement number) or payment using your credit card (MasterCard or Visa or American Express) by telephoning 07-3365-2222 during office hours: 8:00am - 4:00pm Monday to Friday (excluding Public Holidays).

If you send payment by mail, please quote the infringement number and the vehicle registration number. Cheques and Money Orders should be made payable to "The University of Queensland.
Postal Address:

  • PF Assist - Parking,
    Building 42 (Prentice)
    Property & Facilities Division
    The University of Queensland 4072
    Brisbane Australia

PLEASE DO NOT SEND CASH THROUGH THE MAIL

University funds cannot be used to pay parking fines.


Appeals

If you believe that an Infringement Notice has been issued unfairly, or that there are extenuating circumstances, then the University provides an Appeal process overseen by an Infringement Review Panel.

How do I lodge an appeal?

Appeals must be in writing.

Except in extraordinary circumstances, the Infringement Review Panel will not accept an appeal from a person other than the driver or registered owner of vehicle at the time of the alleged offence.

To lodge an appeal use either of the following methods:

  1. Complete the PF03 Infringement Form and send it as an attachment to: parking@pf.uq.edu.au.
  2. Or post a print out of the completed form to:

Your appeal should explain clearly but briefly why you believe the notice could be withdrawn. Once a decision regarding the Appeal has been reached, a letter advising the outcome will be sent to the appellant. In the meantime, no further action will be taken.

 

Unpaid Infringement Notices

If an Infringement Notice remains unpaid after twenty-eight days from the date of issue, then the University searches the registration of the offending vehicle in the Queensland Transport vehicle database to find the name and address of the registered owner. A $10 fee for this search is added to the original fine amount.

A Reminder Notice is then forwarded to the owner of the vehicle.

Should the Infringement remain unpaid after a further twenty-eight days, then the matter is referred to the State Penalties Enforcement Registry (SPER) for collection. The University pays an upfront fee for this service which is then added by the Registry to the total amount outstanding.

 

Further Action by the University

If you have been issued with an Infringement Notice you have only 28 days from the date of issue shown on the notice to choose one of the options offered on the reverse of the Notice. If you do not choose an option within 28 days, a prosecution against you may be commenced in a Magistrates Court. You will be responsible for obtaining your own legal advice before the court hearing. If found guilty of the offence, you may be fined and required to pay additional costs. If you do not appear on the date set for the hearing, the offence may be heard in your absence.

Alternatively, the Infringement Notice may be enforced by the State Penalties Enforcement Registry (SPER). If this occurs you will be required to pay additional fees and SPER may take any of the following actions:

  • suspend your driver's licence, or your ability to obtain a driver's licence;
  • give a Fine Collection Notice to your bank ordering the transfer of money from your bank account;
  • give a Fine Collection Notice to your employer ordering the deduction of money from your wages;
  • give an Enforcement Warrant to an Enforcement Officer to seize and sell your property;
  • give an Arrest and Imprisonment Warrant to a Police Officer.

If you wish to obtain any further information regarding the State Penalties Enforcement Registry (SPER) you can visit the SPER web site at www.sper.qld.gov.au/ or contact the SPER Call Centre on 1300 365 635.

 

Statutory Declaration

If you were served with the Reminder Notice as the owner of an offending vehicle, you are taken to have committed the offence. However, your liability may be removed by providing a Statutory Declaration stating that the vehicle:

  • was being used illegally;
  • was being used by another person (nominated by you);
  • was being used by another person (but unable to be identified);
  • had been sold or otherwise disposed of.

If your Statutory Declaration is received within 28 days and the actual offender can be identified, a prosecution against them may be commenced instead of the enforcement of this notice. However, if the actual offender cannot be identified, a prosecution against you may be continued in a Magistrates Court instead of enforcement of the notice.

A Statutory Declaration form can be obtained here. You may type the declaration on the page and then save the changes. Do not sign the Statutory Declaration until you are in the presence of a Commissioner for Declarations, or a Justice of the Peace.

Forward the original Statutory Declaration with a copy of the Infringement Notice to:

  • The Infringement Review Panel
    PF Assist Parking, Building 42
    Property & Facilities Division
    The University of Queensland. 4072
    Brisbane Australia

 

 


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