30 Jun

Penalty Unit Increase

New Penalty Unit Value

From today, 1 July 2021, the monetary value of the penalty unit under the Penalties and Sentences Act 1992 (PSA) will increase to $137.85

This new value applies to sections 5(1)(a)(i), (c)(i) and (e)(i) of the PSA. This is an increase of 3.3% in accordance with the indexation mechanism prescribed in section 5A of the PSA.

This is an increase of 3.3% from 2020’s $133.45

Penalty Unit Calculation

Maximum penalties for criminal and statutory offences are prescribed as penalty units rather than a prescribed dollar amount.  For more CLICK HERE to read our 14 May 2020 article.


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