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Penalty units

'Penalty unit' is defined in section 4AA of the Crimes Act 1914.

Penalty units are used to describe the amount payable for fines under commonwealth laws, including under the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006 (AML/CTF Act).

Fines are calculated by multiplying the value of one penalty unit by the number of penalty units prescribed for the offence.

When infringement occurred Penalty unit amount
Up to 27 December 2012 $110
28 December 2012 - 30 July 2015 $170
31 July 2015 - 30 June 2017 $180
On or after 1 July 2017 $210
Last modified: 21/12/2018 13:27