I read recently that only the government can issue a fine and that anyone receiving a parking fine in a private carpark should contest it. What private operators can do is sue you for lost earnings etc. So if you overstay in the carpark building for 2 hours they should only be able to claim 2 hrs parking + administration costs ( I guess). This, of course does not apply to council parks. Now this got me thinking. I know it doesn't apply (right now) to bikes in Vic but what about toll ways? If I am not registered with citylink, then they should not be able to fine me when using their system. The best they could do is calculate how much me using their road has cost them in lost revenue, add a bit for administration and claim that. Surely? Any legal minds out there know if my theory is right or not?