Penalty unit increase

The Crimes and Other Legislation Amendment (Omnibus No. 1) Bill 2024 has been introduced into the House of Representatives. Among other things, it will increase the penalty unit from $313 to $330 with effect from 1 July 2024.

Commonwealth civil penalties are usually expressed in a number of penalty units.

The Crimes Act provides for the automatic Consumer Price Index adjustment of penalty units every three years. The next indexation increase will occurr on 1 July 2026.

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David Jacobson

Author: David Jacobson
Principal, Bright Corporate Law
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