Private Carparks

The Andrews Labor Government introduced a new legislation to protect Victorians from misleading and unfair practices by private car parks operators. This will abolish the right for car park operators to apply to the courts for access to people’s details through VicRoads. On average each year car park operators request the details of more than 50,000 Victorians so letters of demand can be sent. These fines can be between $80 to $100 per ticket and, if people don’t pay these so-callled fines, debt collectors are sent after them. This new law will ensure Victorians are no longer harassed or intimidated by debt collectors as it will stop car park operators getting names and addresses of vehicle owners through the courts. For more info visit the links below.

Consumer Affairs Victoria 

Darebin Community Legal Centre