For all people sentenced in Queensland Supreme, District or Magistrates Courts, an offender levy fee is a mandatory payment.
It is an administrative fee that helps to pay for law enforcement and administration costs.
For matters in the Magistrates Court, a sentenced person is currently charged a fee of $123.00.
For matters in the Supreme or District Court, a sentenced person is currently charged a fee of $368.90.
This fee can either be paid upfront at the Registry, or will be deferred to SPER. If this is the case, SPER will send you an enforcement order with details of how and when to pay. If payment is not made in the given time, SPER has the power to take enforcement action upon you.
Please note that the exact levy fee is liable to change and this page is current as of 16 October 2018.