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Appendix B: Penalty units conversion

Table B1: Conversion of penalty units as at 31 December 2015, by jurisdiction
Jurisdiction Penalty unit conversion Relevant legislation
Australian Capital Territory

One penalty unit = $150 (for an offence committed by an individual)

One penalty unit = $750 (for an offence committed by a corporation)

Legislation Act 2001

New South Wales

One penalty unit = $110

Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999

Northern Territory

One penalty unit = $153

Penalty Units Act 2009

Queensland

One penalty unit = $110

Penalties and Sentences Act 1992

South Australia

N/A

Tasmania

One penalty unit = $154

Penalty Units and Other Penalties Act 1987

Victoria

One penalty unit = $151.67

Monetary Units Act 2004

Western Australia

N/A

Commonwealth

One penalty unit = $180

Crimes Act 1914