We issue fines for things like:

  • illegal parking
  • littering
  • keeping unregistered animals 
  • not complying with local laws.

We use penalty units to calculate fines. In Queensland, the current value of one penalty unit (for 2023/2024) is $154.80.

Each type of offence attracts a number of penalty units. When the penalty unit value is applied to offences enforced through the issuing of a fine, the amount of the fine is to be rounded down to the nearest whole dollar.

This means if a fine is worth 3 penalty units, the fine is then $464.00 (rounded down from $464.40).

The Queensland State Treasurer regularly reviews penalty units. Penalty units apply to fines for both Council’s Local Laws and other legislation.