Last updated 29 August 2016
Section 179C of the Penalty and Sentences Act 1992 (Qld) now makes it a requirement that when an adult is sentenced for an offence, they become liable to pay a levy. This levy is not considered to be a fine or to form part of the person’s sentence. If a person is convicted of more than one offence at a particular sentence hearing, they are only liable to pay one levy.
Currently the levy payable is $110.90 for a conviction in the Magistrates Court and $332.70 for a conviction in either the District Court or the Supreme Court.