Recently a friend of mine lent her car out on a service like CarNextDoor.
The person who rented the car, did it for a long period of time and during this time the owner of the car moved house and was late in switching the address of her Driving License. Unbenounced to her , the person who had rented he car actually racked up 4 speeding fines, and these all went to the old address. CarNextDoor \ Vic Roads has a service where you can change these over to the actual driver , however by the time these had been found or chased up by Vic Roads , the time period was over , so these were now stuck in her name.
All sorts of calls to Vic Roads along with Court Hearings
She called up Victoria Legal Aid who actually said there was a way to get these paid off with Counselling
Victoria has a Work and Development Permit (WDP) scheme which helps “vulnerable and disadvantaged people with a non-financial option to address their fine debt”
She was able to say the debt was causing her Mental Health issues ( 3K’s worth of fines would clearly do this ) , and she was able to get a mental health plan in which each session she went to reduced her fines until she was down to nothing
Interestingly the counselor didn’t need to talk about the fines at all during her sessions