NSW Police now issuing infringements via email

New legislation passed on 11 November 2016 allows NSW Police to email infringements. This means an officer can provide the public with a choice of either receiving infringements via postal mail or email.

Today many of us receive our bills via email, and receiving an infringement via email will become common practice. Emailing infringements enables officers to send an infringement to people who live interstate and overseas.

Remember you will only receive an emailed infringement if you have had face-to-face interactions with a police officer, and have consented to receiving the infringement via email. You will receive an email with a PDF attachment of the infringement (exactly the same version that you would see in the mail).

You can then pay this infringement immediately online.

We live in a very rapid changing technology world, and some phones may not have the latest software to read PDF documents. Should the document be blank when opened from your email account on your mobile device, check the attached .pdf from a PC as the cause could be outdated 'reader' software for Adobe Acrobat PDF.

Always be vigilant of potential for fraudulent activity and report any fraudulent emails to https://www.cyber.gov.au.

If you receive a penalty notice by email address to a police officer, do not pay anything until you check the validity of the notice. You can check the validity of any penalty notice issued in NSW by contacting Office of State Revenue.