Infringement notices can be issued for a breach of a Council local law or state law.
The dollar value displayed on the infringement notice is governed by the penalty unit value. Queensland's Penalties and Sentences Regulation 2015 defines the dollar value of a penalty unit. This is subject to a yearly review by the Queensland State Treasurer.
The penalty unit value in Queensland from 1 July 2019 is $133.45.
It is important to note that when the penalty value is applied to offences enforced through the issuing of a Prescribed Infringement Notice (PIN), the amount of the PIN is rounded down to the nearest whole dollar. For example:
- If an infringement notice prescribes a penalty of 1 penalty unit the monetary value of the penalty is $133.00 (rounded down from $133.45)
- If an infringement notice prescribes a penalty of 2 penalty units the monetary value of the penalty is $266.00 (rounded down from $266.90)
- If an infringement notice prescribes a penalty of 3 penalty units the monetary value of the penalty is $400.00 (rounded down from $400.35)
Infringements are due 28 days from the date on the notice. The infringement and any other additional charges must be paid by the due date. If the infringement is not paid in full by the due date, Council will refer the infringement to the State Penalties Enforcement Registry (SPER). This will result in further charges and may result in the suspension of the offender's driver's licence and other recovery action. Once Council has referred the infringement to SPER, all enquires should be directed to SPER.
Option 1: Pay in full