I need some advice.
I went to the Woden Shopfront for my friend’s 17 year old daughter, who was transferring a licence from overseas. Having already been in there twice to get knocked back because she needed proof of residence, we put in the paperwork.
Then the fun started.
We had to wait at the counter.
I tried to leave (parking meter) but was told I could not. The exact words used were “I’m sorry but you will have to wait”.
After an hour ad a half, and a “data fix”, we finally left, only to find a parking ticket.
I went back and complained, they apologised, gave me the forms and faxed it over for me. They needed an address on the letter, so I used a place down the coast as a C/- of.
Then things get more interesting.
The letter saying there was “no provision in the guidelines” and pay up went to that address. So did the registered letter saying come to court. Funnily enough the AusPost registered letter notification is dated AFTER the court date. Then they have sent two “you didn’t pay, so we have charged you more”, letters finally with a “you cant drive in the A.C.T. any more”.
My problem is this:
1. I was directed by an ACT Motor Registry to remain there.
2. The notice was served to an address OTHER than my licence/vehicle registration address, this cannot possibly be legal?
3. I did not receive the notices until AFTER the court date and therefore was not given the opportunity to either be present or dispute it.
I’m strongly disinclined to pay the now $300.
If anyone has any suggestions on how/who to engage please let me know, I have no idea where to start…