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Environment Protection Authority

Environmental Issues

Waste and recycling

Litter fines

General littering

Littering is subject to a tiered range of fines under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997:

  • $80 for littering small items, such as bottle tops and cigarette butts
  • $250 for general littering,
  • $250 for an individual littering from a vehicle ($500 for corporations)
  • $450 for littering in dangerous circumstances, such as depositing a syringe or a lit cigarette ($900 for corporations).

More information

For more detailed information on litter fine amounts:

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Page last updated: 19 January 2017