The Penalties and Sentences Regulation 2015 also defines how to calculate the fine amount. The number of penalty units attributed to the offence is multiplied by the value of a penalty unit. The final amount is then rounded down to the nearest whole dollar.
- a fine of 1 penalty unit is $137 (rounded down from $137.85)
- a fine of 2 penalty units is $275 (rounded down from $275.70).
|Number of Penalty Units||Fine Amount|
|1 penalty unit||$137.00|
|2 penalty units||$275.00|
|4 penalty units||$551.00|
|5 penalty units||$689.00|
|10 penalty units||$1,378.00|
|20 penalty units||$2,757.00|
|30 penalty units||$4,135.00|
|40 penalty units||$5,514.00|
|50 penalty units||$6,892.00|
|75 penalty units||$10,338.00|
Some councils choose not to increase the penalty unit value for fines related to their local laws and it remains at $75. These councils are listed in Schedule 2 of the Penalties and Sentences Regulation 2015.