Hi all, Thank you for looking into this for me. Here are the facts. About a month ago, I moved back to the Gold Coast after an approx. 10 year absence "I moved down from Brisbane". I parked out the front of the new building I was signing the lease at, and noted the spots were metered.I walked forward to the meter "the meter was forward of my parking spot, about 3 spaces forward" I noted the parking spot number in front of my vehicle "all spots have a number, whereas in Brisbane you enter your rego number" and went to the meter to pay for an hours parking so I could sign the lease. When I returned to my vehicle some 25 mins later, I had a fine notice on my car. Puzzled, I look at the fine and it said something like "fail to pay for prescribed parking" or something to that affect. I then looked again, and noted the parking number, for my spot, was actually to the rear of my vehicle, so I actually accidentally paid for the spot that was in front of vehicle, but I did still pay for parking. Given the parking meter was forward of my position I feel this was an honest mistake, so I wrote to the council using their website portal which allows you to challenge the fine, stating that it was an honest mistake, I did actually pay for a spot "and provided my bank statement to prove this", albeit the wrong spot, because the meter is forward of my parking position, so who walks backwards to then walk forwards? It was an honest mistake but given I paid for a spot can I be let off the fine? After a month they got back to me saying "For future reference all parking bay numbers are rear of the parking spot" and basically "no, we are not letting you off the fine and we consider the matter closed" Needless to say I feel a bit hard done by, it was an honest mistake and I did pay for a parking spot, I have proof of this. My question is, is this worth challenging? As they have refused to pay me back my parking meter fee, but are also not cancelling the fine? Surely this can't be legal? Happy to fight it if the expert community think it is worth the fight. All the above is true and correct, that is exactly how it happened. What do you all think? Fight, or pay and be angry and bitter about an honest mistake. Thank you.