Details of person served
Full name or company name:
Trading name (if different to company name):
Business address (if different to physical address):
Other identification (if no driver’s licence):
|*Omit if the notice is served on a company.|
Alleged infringement offence details
Fee payable to Director-General: $
This is an infringement offence against [section or regulation number] of the [Act or regulation name].
Charge text: [narrative of events]
Service details (to be provided for filing in court)
Date infringement notice served:
Issuing inspector’s warrant number:
Reminder notice served by [method of service] on [date of service]
The last day for payment is [date], being 28 days from the date of service of the infringement notice recorded on this notice.
Procedure for payment of infringement fee
Infringement fees may be paid to the Director-General of the Ministry for Primary Industries by any of the following methods: [specify payment options]
Important: Please read the information about infringement offences printed on the back of this notice.
[Deposit slip is printed here.]
Information about infringement offences
Note: If there is anything in these notes that you do not understand, you should consult a lawyer immediately.
1 Payment of infringement fee
If you pay the infringement fee for the alleged infringement offence within 28 days after the service of this notice, no further action in respect of the infringement offence will be taken. Payment should be made to the Director-General of the Ministry for Primary Industries in accordance with the instructions on the front page of this notice.
2 Further action
If you wish to raise any matter relating to the circumstances of the alleged offence, you should do so by writing to [the informant] at the address shown in the note at the end of this information within 28 days after the service of this notice.
You have a defence against any proceedings for the alleged infringement offence if you prove that the infringement fee has been paid to the Director-General of the Ministry for Primary Industries by one of the payment methods specified on the front of this notice within 28 days after the service of this notice. There may be additional defences available to you.
Note: Late payment, or payment by any other method, will not be a defence.
4 Right to request hearing
You have the right to request a hearing. A request for a hearing must be made in writing, be signed by you, and be delivered to [the informant] at the address shown in the note at the end of this information within 28 days after the service of this notice. If you request a hearing, you may deny liability for the offence or admit liability and make submissions as to penalty or any other matter.
If you deny liability for the offence, [the informant] will serve you with a notice of hearing setting out the place and time at which the matter will be heard by the court (unless [the informant] decides not to commence court proceedings).
Note: If the court finds you guilty of the offence, costs will be imposed in addition to any fine.
If you admit liability for the offence but want the court to consider your submissions, you should, in your request for a hearing,—
set out the written submissions you wish the court to consider. [The informant] will then file your letter with the court (unless [the informant] decides not to commence court proceedings). There will be no oral hearing before the court if you follow this course of action.
Note: Any costs will be imposed in addition to any fine.
5 Consequences of taking no action
If you do not pay the infringement fee and do not request a hearing in respect of the alleged infringement offence within 28 days after the service of this notice, you will become liable to pay costs in addition to the infringement fee (unless [the informant] decides not to commence court proceedings against you).
6 Questions and other correspondence
In any correspondence, please include—
the date of the infringement notice; and
the infringement notice number; and
the course of action you are taking in respect of the alleged offence; and
your full address for replies.
Note: All queries and all correspondence regarding this notice must be directed to [specify full address]. Further details of your rights and obligations are set out in sections 162 and 163 of the Animal Welfare Act 1999 and section 21 of the Summary Proceedings Act 1957.