Victorian Government departments and agencies charge a range of fees for services and regulatory purposes, including licensing and registering certain activities, and fines for improper conduct, and to discourage unlawful behaviour.
Revenue raised by fees and fines is a relatively small part of overall funding available for government services in Victoria - less than 3 per cent of the total (excluding vehicle registration fees).
Fees and fines are officially set and revised by legislation relevant to their application, and applied and reviewed by government departments.
From 1 July 2017, the value of a penalty unit is $158.57 and the value of a fee unit is $14.22.
See the fact sheet for more information about why the government automatically indexes fees and fines.
Fees and fines fact sheet 2017-18 (PDF 106kb)
Fees and fines fact sheet 2017-18 (DOCX 49kb)