The Penalties and Sentences Regulation 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 $130 (rounded down from $130.55)
- a fine of 2 penalty units is $261 (rounded down from $261.10).
|Number of Penalty Units||Fine Amount|
|1 penalty unit||$130.00|
|2 penalty units||$261.00|
|4 penalty units||$522.00|
|5 penalty units||$652.00|
|10 penalty units||$1305.00|
|20 penalty units||$2611.00|
|30 penalty units||$3916.00|
|40 penalty units||$5222.00|
|50 penalty units||$6527.00|
|75 penalty units||$9791.00|
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.