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Sydney: (02) 9261 4555

John Sutton

NSW Acts and Regulations use penalty units to describe the amount payable for a fine. Penalty units are used instead of dollar amounts because the rate for penalty units is indexed for inflation and may therefore change.

Section 17 of the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act tells you the dollar amount of one penalty unit.

Currently, 1 penalty unit equals to $110.

To convert the amount in penalty units into a dollar amount, simply multiply $110 by the number of penalty units.

For example, if the maximum penalty is 5 penalty units:

5 x $110 = $550

Therefore, a fine of 5 penalty units would amount to a fine of $550.


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