1 Comments Criminal law, traffic matters, DUI, assault, theft, fraud
Hi. Currently, on a state level, sleeping in your car is legal in Victoria. However, many councils are attempting to introduce by-laws to make it illegal. Local laws prohibiting such conduct already exist in Victorian municipalities such as Hobsons Bay, Greater Geelong, or Manningham. If you were to ignore a fine then they can issue a warrant against you or your property. The other two options of paying it or taking it to court have financial issues with it. It would be up to a magistrate or judge to determine whether state law trumps local by-laws. It's a tricky one but you would have to go in informed so you could argue your point successfully.