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INFRINGEMENTS ACT 2006 - SECT 3

Definitions

    (1)     In this Act—

S. 3(1) def. of accredited agency inserted by No. 29/2016 s. 61(1), repealed by No. 29/2016 s. 90(3).

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S. 3(1) def. of accredited health practitioner inserted by No. 29/2016 s. 61(1), repealed by No. 29/2016 s. 90(3).

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S. 3(1) def. of additional steps amended by No. 32/2006 s. 4(1)(a).

"additional steps", in relation to an infringement offence, means any additional steps which have to be taken under the Act or other instrument creating the offence to expiate the offence to which an infringement notice relates;

S. 3(1) def. of attachment of earnings order repealed by No. 47/2014 s. 204(a).

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S. 3(1) def. of attachment of debts order repealed by No. 47/2014 s. 204(a).

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S. 3(1) def. of child inserted by No. 32/2006 s. 4(1)(d), amended by No. 48/2006 ss 40(1), 42(Sch. item 18.1).

"child" means a person who at the time of the alleged commission of an infringement offence was under the age of 18 years but of or above the age of 10 years but does not include any person who is of or above the age of 19 years when an infringement penalty is lodged under section 54 or an application is made under clause 3 of Schedule 3 to the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005 for the registration of an infringement penalty in respect of the person;

S. 3(1) def. of community corrections centre repealed by No. 47/2014 s. 204(a).

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S. 3(1) def. of community corrections officer repealed by No. 47/2014 s. 204(a).

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S. 3(1) def. of community work permit repealed by No. 47/2014 s. 204(a).

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"Court" means Magistrates' Court;

S. 3(1) def. of court fine inserted by No. 29/2016 s. 90(1).

"court fine" has the same meaning as it has in the Fines Reform Act 2014 ;

S. 3(1) def. of Director inserted by No. 29/2016 s. 90(1).

"Director "has the same meaning as it has in the Fines Reform Act 2014 ;

S. 3(1) def. of director repealed by No. 47/2014 s. 204(a).

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S. 3(1) def. of driver licence repealed by No. 47/2014 s. 204(a).

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S. 3(1) def. of eligible person inserted by No. 29/2016 s. 61(1), repealed by No. 29/2016 s. 90(3).

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"enforcement agency", in relation to an infringement offence, means—

        (a)     a person or body authorised by or under an Act to take proceedings for the infringement offence in respect of which the infringement notice or official warning was issued or served; or

        (b)     a person by whom, or body by which, a person or body referred to in paragraph (a) is employed or engaged to provide services if the taking of the proceedings referred to in that paragraph would occur in the course of that employment or in the course of providing those services; or

        (c)     a prescribed person or body or person or body which is a member of a prescribed class of person or body;

S. 3(1) def. of enforcement order repealed by No. 47/2014 s. 204(a).

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S. 3(1) def. of enforcement order notice repealed by No. 47/2014 s. 204(a).

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S. 3(1) def. of enforcement warrant inserted by No. 29/2016 s. 90(1).

"enforcement warrant" has the same meaning as it has in the Fines Reform Act 2014 ;

S. 3(1) def. of execution copy repealed by No. 47/2014 s. 204(a).

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S. 3(1) def. of fine repealed by No. 47/2014 s. 204(a).

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S. 3(1) def. of fine related sentence inserted by No. 29/2016 s. 84(2), repealed by No. 29/2016 s. 90(3).

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S. 3(1) def. of fine units repealed by No. 32/2006 s. 4(3)(a).

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S. 3(1) def. of garnishee repealed by No. 47/2014 s. 204(a).

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guidelines means the guidelines in force from time to time under section 5;

S. 3(1) def. of health practitioner inserted by No. 29/2016 s. 61(1), repealed by No. 29/2016 s. 90(3).

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S. 3(1) def. of infringement fine inserted by No. 29/2016 s. 90(1).

"infringement fine" has the same meaning as it has in the Fines Reform Act 2014 ;

S. 3(1) def. of infringement notice amended by No. 32/2006 s. 4(1)(b).

"infringement notice" means a notice in respect of an infringement offence served or to be served in accordance with Part 2;

S. 3(1) def. of infringement offence substituted by No. 32/2006 s. 4(1)(c), amended by No. 29/2007 s. 25.

"infringement offence" means an offence which may be the subject of an infringement notice under—

        (a)     any Act or statutory rule; or

        (b)     any local law; or

        (ba)     a by-law made under section 171 of the Water Act 1989 or a by-law made under a prescribed Act; or

        (c)     any Commonwealth Act or any Act of another State or Territory or any subordinate instrument under such an Act that applies as a law of Victoria;

S. 3(1) def. of infringement offender amended by No. 32/2006 s. 4(3)(b), repealed by No. 47/2014 s. 204(a).

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"infringement penalty" means the amount stated in an infringement notice as payable in respect of the infringement offence to which the notice relates;

S. 3(1) def. of infringements registrar repealed by No. 47/2014 s. 204(a).

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S. 3(1) def. of infringement warrant repealed by No. 47/2014 s. 204(a).

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S. 3(1) def. of instalment order inserted by No. 29/2016 s. 84(1), repealed by No. 29/2016 s. 90(3).

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"issuing officer" means—

        (a)     a person appointed by an enforcement agency to issue or serve an infringement notice in respect of an infringement offence; or

        (b)     a prescribed person or person who is a member of a prescribed class of person;

S. 3(1) def. of local law inserted by No. 32/2006 s. 4(1)(d).

"local law" means a local law made under Part 5 of the Local Government Act 1989 ;

S. 3(1) def. of lodgeable infringement offence substituted by No. 29/2016 s. 59(1), repealed by No. 47/2014 s. 204(a).

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"motor vehicle" has the same meaning as it has in the Road Safety Act 1986 ;

S. 3(1) def. of non-fine related sentence inserted by No. 29/2016 s. 84(2), repealed by No. 29/2016 s. 90(3).

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S. 3(1) def. of non-lodgeable infringement offence inserted by No. 29/2016 s. 59(2), repealed by No. 29/2016 s. 90(3).

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S. 3(1) def. of non-registrable infringement offence inserted by No. 29/2016 s. 90(1).

"non-registrable infringement offence" has the same meaning as it has in the Fines Reform Act 2014 ;

S. 3(1) def. of notice of final demand inserted by No. 29/2016 s. 90(1).

"notice of final demand" has the same meaning as it has in the Fines Reform Act 2014 ;

S. 3(1) def. of nurse inserted by No. 29/2016 s. 61(1), repealed by No. 29/2016 s. 90(3).

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"official warning" means a warning in respect of an infringement offence served in accordance with Part 2;

S. 3(1) def. of outstanding fines repealed by No. 47/2014 s. 204(a).

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S. 3(1) def. of payment arrangement inserted by No. 29/2016 s. 90(1).

"payment arrangement" has the same meaning as it has in the Fines Reform Act 2014 ;

S. 3(1) def. of payment order repealed by No. 47/2014 s. 204(a).

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"payment plan" means a payment plan under Part 3;

"penalty reminder notice" means a notice served under section 29;

S. 3(1) def. of penalty reminder notice fee inserted by No. 59/2017 s. 110(2).

"penalty reminder notice fee" means the prescribed fee that applies on the serving of a penalty reminder notice;

S. 3(1) def. of police member repealed by No. 37/2014 s. 10(Sch. item 87.1(b)).

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S. 3(1) def. of police officer inserted by No. 37/2014 s. 10(Sch. item 87.1(a)).

"police officer" has the same meaning as in the Victoria Police Act 2013 ;

S. 3(1) def. of prescribed costs amended by No. 32/2006 s. 4(2), repealed by No. 59/2017 s. 110(1).

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S. 3(1) def. of prescribed warrant fee inserted by No. 29/2016 s. 61(1), repealed by No. 29/2016 s. 90(3).

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S. 3(1) def. of public place repealed by No. 47/2014 s. 204(a).

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S. 3(1) def. of registered operator repealed by No. 47/2014 s. 204(a).

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S. 3(1) def. of registered psychologist inserted by No. 29/2016 s. 61(1), repealed by No. 29/2016 s. 90(3).

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S. 3(1) def. of Secretary repealed by No. 47/2014 s. 204(a).

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"seven-day notice" means a notice served under section 88;

S. 3(1) def. of special circumstan-ces amended by No. 29/2016 s. 61(2).

"special circumstances", in relation to a person means—

        (a)     a mental or intellectual disability, disorder, disease or illness where the disability, disorder, disease or illness results in the person being unable—

              (i)     to understand that conduct constitutes an offence; or

              (ii)     to control conduct that constitutes an offence; or

        (b)     a serious addiction to drugs, alcohol or a volatile substance within the meaning of section 57 of the Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Act 1981 where the serious addiction results in the person being unable—

              (i)     to understand that conduct constitutes an offence; or

              (ii)     to control conduct which constitutes an offence; or

        (c)     homelessness determined in accordance with the prescribed criteria (if any) where the homelessness results in the person being unable to control conduct which constitutes an offence; or

        (d)     family violence within the meaning of section 5 of the Family Violence Protection Act 2008 where the person is a victim of family violence and the family violence results in the person being unable to control conduct which constitutes an offence;

S. 3(1) def. of time served order inserted by No. 29/2016 s. 84(2), repealed by No. 29/2016 s. 90(3).

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S. 3(1) def. of time to pay order inserted by No. 29/2016 s. 84(1), repealed by No. 29/2016 s. 90(3).

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"vehicle" has the same meaning as it has in the Road Safety Act 1986 ;

S. 3(1) def. of VicRoads amended by Nos 6/2010 s. 203(1)
(Sch. 6 item 26.1) (as amended by No. 45/2010 s. 22), 29/2016 s. 61(3), repealed by No. 47/2014 s. 204(a).

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S. 3(1) def. of work and development permit inserted by No. 29/2016 s. 61(1), substituted by No. 29/2016 s. 90(2).

"work and development permit" has the same meaning as it has in the Fines Reform Act 2014 .

S. 3(1) def. of work and development permit guidelines inserted by No. 29/2016 s. 61(1), repealed by No. 29/2016 s. 90(3).

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    (2)     If under the Public Administration Act 2004 the name of the Department of Justice is changed, a reference in the definition of Secretary in subsection (1) to that Department must, from the date when the name is changed, be treated as a reference to the Department by its new name.

S. 3(3) inserted by No. 32/2006 s. 4(4).

    (3)     Nothing in the definition of special circumstances is to be taken as limiting any power of the Court to consider the circumstances of any person in a proceeding before the Court under this Act or any other Act.

S. 4 (Heading) amended by Nos 68/2009 s. 97(Sch. item 70.1), 47/2014 s. 206(1).



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