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Civil sanctions

If you do not pay or finalise your Unpaid Ambulance Fee Notice, we will apply civil sanctions. For each civil sanction imposed, an enforcement cost of $65 is added to fee.

Civil sanctions include:

Garnishee order to your employer

This requires your employer to deduct money from your wages to pay the outstanding ambulance fee.

An employer garnishee order is a legal document issued by State Debt Recovery (SDR) requiring employers to deduct money from an individual's wage or salary.

If you are an employer and have received a garnishee order from SDR, action it immediately. You can provide your response through the Employer Garnishee Order Self Service portal using the information received from the garnishee order.

Do not ignore the garnishee order. If you fail to comply with the order, you may be summoned to appear in court to explain why you should not be liable for the amount owed.

Note: providing false or misleading information to SDR may result in legal prosecution.

Garnishee order to your bank

This requires your bank to deduct money from your account to pay the outstanding ambulance fee.

Property seizure order

This allows the sheriff to enter your home or workplace and seize goods belonging to you to auction to pay the outstanding ambulance fee.

Examination summons

We can issue you with a summons to attend court where one of our representatives will examine your financial circumstances to determine any future action for you to pay the outstanding fee.

Charge on land

The charge will prevent you from selling your property until you pay the outstanding ambulance fee.

Last updated: 07 October 2015