Getting a parking fine is guaranteed to ruin anyone's day. Paying for it is even more annoying.
You can pay a parking fine using a credit card. Keep scrolling for more about your options and the costs.
Can you pay a parking fine with a credit card?
Parking fines can be paid for using a credit card in every state and territory. American Express is accepted by some authorities.
Depending on the fine's issuing authority, there may be a fee to process card payments. This is typically a percentage of the amount paid.
|State||Accepted credit card types|
|NSW||American Express, Mastercard, Visa|
|QLD||American Express, Mastercard, Visa|
A credit card processing fee may apply.
Here's what you need to know about processing fees for credit card payments.
- Not every state charges a credit card processing fee. Where one is charged, it is typically a percentage of the amount owed.
- A parking fine will be classified as a standard purchase. It will incur interest at the ongoing purchase rate if not paid off in full.
- Paying a parking fine with a credit card via BPAY may be classified as a cash advance, which means being immediately charged interest at the cash advance rate and a one-off cash advance fee. Check if your credit card classifies BPAY payments as a cash advance.