Shifrah Blustein

Lawyer, WestJustice

Samantha Sowerwine

Principal Lawyer, Justice Connect

Nicholas Anderson

Senior Lawyer, VLA

Fines and people who do not have Australian citizenship

Last updated

1 November 2020

For people who do not have Australian citizenship, the implications of incurring fines can be more severe because the fines can have an impact on the migration status. This is particularly the case for asylum seekers.

For detailed information about how infringements can impact a person’s migration status, see the fact sheet, ‘Migration law impacts of infringements and minor criminal matters for non-citizen clients’ at

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