Fines for rubbish dumping and littering
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Rubbish dumping and littering fine amounts
The fine for a first offence is $100 and up to $400 for a subsequent offence within a 365-day period.
* 20L is the approximate maximum capacity of two standard supermarket bags in normal conditions.
** 120L is the approximate maximum capacity of a standard mobile garbage bin in normal conditions.
Hazardous litter refers to broken glass, barbed wire, jagged metal, medicines, and hazardous waste.
Offensive waste refers to rotting food, animal remains, faeces and discarded nappies.
You should know
We issue rubbish dumping and littering fines for:
- dumping rubbish illegally
- throwing litter from vehicles
- material falling off trailers.
The maximum penalty, if convicted, is $30,000.