Appeal your animal infringement

If you believe your infringement should be withdrawn, you can appeal it.

We will do an internal review of the infringement and advise you of the outcome. You can only do one review for each infringement notice.

Appealing before a magistrate 

You also have the option to dispute your infringement before a magistrate. Please let us know if you would like to do this. 

You will receive a summons advising the date, time and place of your hearing. If your appeal is successful, the fine will be dropped. However, if you are unsuccessful, you will be liable for the fine plus additional court and Council costs.

Online

Step 1.Gather your documents and information 

You will need to provide all relevant information to support your appeal. This includes copies of any supporting documentation. Please ensure you also have your infringement notice with you as you will need to enter the Ticket Number.

Step 2.Complete your online application

Submit your application for internal review via our online form. 

Submit application

Step 3.Internal review

Once we receive your application, we will review it within 90 days. You do not need to take any further action unless we contact you for additional information. 

Step 4.Communication of review outcome

Once your application has been reviewed, we will write to you within 21 days, advising you of the outcome. 

  • If the infringement is upheld, we will advise you of a new payment date.
  • If the infringement is overturned, we will advise you of the outcome but you won't need to take any further action. 

In person

Step 1.Gather your documents and information 

You will need to provide all relevant information to support your appeal. This includes copies of any supporting documentation. Please ensure you also have your infringement notice with you as you will need to enter the Ticket Number.

Step 2.Complete the application form

Download and complete our Application for Internal Review form(PDF, 191KB).

Step 3.Visit

Bring your application form along with supporting documents into our Government Centre at 62-68 Ovens Street, Wangaratta.

Step 4.Internal review

Once we receive your application, we will review it within 90 days. You do not need to take any further action unless we contact you for additional information. 

Step 5.Communication of review outcome

Once your application has been reviewed, we will write to you within 21 days, advising you of the outcome. 

  • If the infringement is upheld, we will advise you of a new payment date.
  • If the infringement is overturned, we will advise you of the outcome but you won't need to take any further action. 

Post

Step 1.Gather your documents and information 

You will need to provide all relevant information to support your appeal. This includes copies of any supporting documentation. Please ensure you also have your infringement notice with you as you will need to enter the Ticket Number.

Step 2.Complete your application form

Download and complete our Application for Internal Review form(PDF, 191KB)

Step 3.Send

Send your application along with any support documents to the Rural City of Wangaratta, PO Box 238, Wangaratta 3676

Step 4.Internal review

Once we receive your application, we will review it within 90 days. You do not need to take any further action unless we contact you for additional information. 

Step 5.Communication of review outcome

Once your application has been reviewed, we will write to you within 21 days, advising you of the outcome. 

  • If the infringement is upheld, we will advise you of a new payment date.
  • If the infringement is overturned, we will advise you of the outcome but you won't need to take any further action.