State Penalties Enforcement Registry

The State Penalties Enforcement Registry (SPER) is a division of the Office of State Revenue. We are responsible for the collection and enforcement of unpaid:

We do not issue fines. If you want to dispute a fine or court order, you will need to contact the administering authority or court.

We aim to:

  • boost the collection of restitution or compensation for victims of offences, as ordered to be paid under the Penalties and Sentences Act 1992
  • maximise the number of fines and other money penalties paid before enforcement action is taken
  • emphasise that community service work is an option for the disadvantaged, but not an alternative to the payment of a fine for those who can afford to do so
  • reduce the use of imprisonment for fine default by encouraging the use of other enforcement methods
  • inform the community about the obligations of offenders, and the consequences of non-compliance.

Fees and charges

Once your debt is registered with us, we will issue an enforcement order. A registration fee is added to all infringement notice fines. It applies if you receive an infringement notice, but fail to take action within 28 days.

You will receive an enforcement order with a due date by which you must pay or take other action.

If you don’t act, your debt may escalate to the next level and we may take enforcement action. An enforcement action fee is applied if you fail to act within the specified time.

Hardship assistance

We work with community and advocacy groups to provide support to people experiencing hardship who have unpaid debts registered with us.

Our community engagement team can help identify people who need assistance and provide options for compliance.

Last updated: 9 March 2018