If you have a fine saying you broke the law when you were under 18 and you have not paid it, there is a more flexible system than there is for people over 18. This system is managed by the Children’s Court and is called the Children and Young Persons Infringement Notice System (CAYPINS).
The registrar will talk with you about your financial situation and try to come to an agreement about how you can pay the fine, such as an instalment plan (part-payments). In some cases, the registrar may reduce the amount of the fine or say that you do not have to pay it. You, or the agency that fined you, can ask a court to review the registrar’s order if you do not agree with it.
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Reviewed 06 May 2022