Automatic indexation of fees and penalties

Victorian Government departments and agencies charge a range of:

  • fees for services and regulatory purposes, including licensing and registering certain activities
  • fines for improper conduct, and to discourage unlawful behaviour.
  • fees and fines are officially set and revised by legislation relevant to their application.

The Victorian Government has a policy of automatically indexing certain fees and fines each year for inflation, so that the value of those fees and fines is maintained.

Lists of indexed fees and penalties

The following documents contain lists of the automatically indexed fees and fines which are the responsibility of the department and which contribute to the Victorian Government's consolidated revenue.

The lists on this page are current as at 1 July 2017.

An enforcement agency can address minor law breaking by issuing an infringement notice (on-the-spot fine) as an alternative to court prosecution for specified 'infringement' offences. The Maximum Court Penalty is the maximum amount the court can impose on an offender from 1 July 2017. Infringement fines are lower than the Maximum Court Penalty.

Although the department has sought to make the lists as accurate and complete as possible, updates and revisions may be necessary.

For information about the operation or payment of specific fees or fines, please contact us.

Visit the Department of Treasury and Finance website to find links to lists from other departments.

Important - disclaimer

The material provided is intended for use as a general reference only. It is made available on the understanding that while the department endeavours to maintain complete, accurate, and up to date information users are aware that:

  • the department does not warrant the accuracy of the information provided and will accept not responsibility for reliance upon it; users should exercise their own care and skill when using the material
  • by providing this general information the department is not providing advice
  • users should take appropriate professional advice before relying upon the information.

Page last updated: 30 June 2017