Offender Levy

Section 10 Penalties and Sentences Regulation 2015, imposes an offender levy as an administrative fee. The levy assists the State to pay the costs involved in law enforcement and administration. It applies to all offenders who have been sentenced in the Supreme, District or Magistrates Court.

In Queensland, the levy amounts are currently:

  • $118.80 levy fee for a sentence in the Magistrates Court.
  • $356.40 levy fee for a sentence in the District Court.

It is not possible to appeal an offender levy, as it does not form part of a sentence imposed by the court. A person can pay the levy fee at the court after being sentenced; otherwise, it will be referred to the State Penalties Enforcement Registry and they will require payment to be made.




If you suspect that you may be under investigation, or if you have been charged with an offence, it is vital to get competent legal advice as early as possible. Our lawyers are highly specialised in criminal law and will be able to guide you through the process while dealing with the various authorities related to your matter.


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