MYKI fines - tips to help get you through

MYKI fines - tips to help get you through

Useful tips to know if you receive a myki fine and where to find help

Running late to an exam, rushing to the train and just make it? Phew! Go to touch on but later get stopped by a ticket inspector who gives you a big stink eye and doesn’t just Shake It Off* but shakes their finger instead?

We have, and it really sucks, especially when you think you’ve done the right thing.


We’ve got a few tips for you to help get you through:

  1. The ticket inspector can ask for your personal details if they suspect you have done something wrong;
  2. What you tell the ticket inspector will goes on a report and will be available later on (so don’t try and change your story!);
  3. If you are issued with a fine, you have lots of legal options (see the link below) – importantly don’t panic, you can always get more time to deal with it and worst case (if you don’t have the money) you can ask for a payment plan; and
  4. If you are an RMIT student come and see us (seriously we love talking about fines!).

For more information read this self-help guide from Youthlaw.

(*apologies to Taylor who we understand loves reading RMIT Campus Buzz)

01 September 2022


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