Penalty units

Penalties imposed for breaches of the Water Act 1989 or Wannon Water's By-Laws, such as the Water Restrictions By-Law, are linked to the value of a Penalty Unit. The value is indexed on 1 July each year with a Penalty Unit being worth $158.57 for 2017/18.

As an example, the penalty for breaching Stage 1 Water Restrictions is 2 Penalty Units for a first offence - this equates to a penalty of $317.00, noting that the penalty is rounded to the nearest dollar.

For more information on Penalty Units please refer to the Indexation of Fees and Penalties page on the Department of Treasury and Finance's web site.