Next time you’re fined by police, the infringement notice could arrive by text or email.

But police admit the move to E-ticketing could pose some cyber-security risks.

Ashleigh Dwan reports.


From now on police may not fine you with a paper ticket.

Instead the news may arrive electronically.

This paperless system is the first of its kind in the country. But police have a word of warning.

Acting Asst Commissioner Dale Pointon, Qld Police: “You get a ticket in the mail, you should always keep in the back of your mind you should have spoken to a police officer before you get the ticket.”

That’s to ensure the message you get isn’t a scam.

Privacy concerns have been raised with this electronic ticketing as personal data, which may not have been previously known, will be retained and shared within other government departments.

Concerned citizen: “I’m against all that cloud stuff and Internet.”

Paper ticketing will still be an option for those unwilling to give out their electronic contact details.

Anna Jeffries, RACQ: “Well phone numbers and email addresses are already things that TMR or police may have on file thorugh getting your licence.”

The process will be rolled out gradually and used heavily throughout their upcoming Christmas campaign.

Ashleigh Dwan, QUT News.