I need some advice or help waiving fines here. Please share some secrets to help me reduce the $2000 fines that I've accumulated. Please don't be judgmental as these traffic infringements come in the form of parking for more than 2 hours at 2P parking spots, speeding 10km over a 60km/hr zone, turning too late at an intersection that has already turned red. Nothing life threatening or remotely hazardous to other people.
So here's the story: I changed address and went overseas for about 3 months (not on a vacation, but to attend funeral/weddings for my folks back home so I didn't spend anything as food and accommodation was all handled by relatives) and when I returned I was told that I had several letters for me at my previous address. I then went on the Vic Roads website to change my new residential address. I discovered in my mailbox, one notice after another of redirected postal letters in the sum of about $500 for each fine. $150 was added in addition to the penalty due to it reaching the stage of final demand notice. I had not received the initial notice in the first place so of course I had let it lapse and now it's overdue with a hefty penalty.
So I went ahead and paid the first two fines. Then after paying the second fine, I looked up my rego and reference number on Fines Victoria and discovered that I had another 4 fines still waiting to be paid each slapped with a hefty $150 final demand notice fee attached to it!!
My question to you guys is to ask how I could write a letter or make an appeal so that I would be waived of the 4-5 additional $150 final demand notice fee due to me changing address and not being notified of the initial infringement.
What should I do? I got these fines over the last 2 years exceeding $2000 and I can't afford to pay all of that. How do I get the final demand notice fee waived?