The Penalty Units Act allows for penalties in the form of a fine to be expressed as a number of penalty units. Expressing monetary penalties in penalty unit form provides a simple process for maintaining the real deterrent value of the Territory's monetary penalties by taking into account the effect of inflation.

The dollar amount of a penalty unit is indexed every financial year in line with the Consumer Price Index.

The table below itemises the penalty unit values since the legislation commenced in 2009. For your convenience we have calculated the penalty unit amounts commonly applied to Territory Revenue Office forms and declarations.

Penalty Unit Monetary Amounts

Date

Single Unit

50 Units

100 Units

400 Units

500 Units

​2016/17 ​$154 ​$7 700 ​$15 400 ​$61 600 ​$77 000
​2015/16 ​$153 ​$7 650 ​$15 300 ​$61 200 ​$76 500

​2014/15

​$149 ​$7 450 ​$14 900 ​$59 600 ​$74 500
2013/14 $144 $7 200 $14 400 $57 600 $72 000

2012/13​

$141​

$7 050​

$14 100​

$56 400​

$70 500​

2011/12

$137

$6 850

$13 700

$54 800

$68 500

2010/11

$133

$6 650

$13 300

$53 200

$66 500

2009/10

$130

$6 500

$13 000

$52 000

$65 000

The current penalty unit rate is also available from the Penalty Units Regulations.