Statistics for debts registered with SPER

We provide statistical updates on the debts as part of our obligations under the Right to Information Act 2009.

Debts can originate from:

Debts can be referred to us by a variety of referring agencies:

  • Courts include magistrates, district and supreme court monetary orders, which may include fines payable to the state government or to third parties for compensation, restitution, costs, etc. Offender levies are also included in this category.
  • State government includes government departments, and those agencies that do not pay a registration fee when referring a penalty—such as Electoral Commission Queensland, Department of Transport and Main Roads (including fines issued by Queensland Police Service, Road Safety Camera Office and Queensland Rail), Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation, and Department of Environment and Heritage Protection. Monies collected are generally retained by the state.
  • Other includes all local government authorities (i.e. councils) and other agencies that pay a registration fee when referring a penalty; such as universities, some hospital boards and port authorities. The fines collected are transferred back to the agencies.

See also a breakdown of debt by postcode in Queensland.

April

SPER has collected $242.2 million as at 30 April 2019 for the 2018–19 financial year. The following table shows the number and value of debts that have been registered with us and finalised by us.

Registered and finalised debts, 2018–19 Referring agencyNumber of penaltiesValue
New debts registeredCourts210,525$87,386,196
State government612,334$201,328,056
Other agencies127,258$26,030,761
Debts finalised through payment, unpaid community work, debt write-off, etc.Courts194,426$77,982,118
State government600,108$180,832,843
Other agencies118,573$23,016,941

Debts registered with us fall into one of the following 4 categories depending on the status of the debt.

Total registered debts, 2018–19 Number of penaltiesValue
Debts under active compliance
Debts not overdue or being managed through a payment arrangement, unpaid community work, etc.
1,537,471$410,136,937
Debts under active enforcement
Debts where enforcement action has been taken due to non-compliance
846,712$258,923,647
Debts under deferral
Debts deferred from further action (i.e. awaiting response from reminder notices, under dispute or deferred for people affected by natural disasters)
418,112$148,504,076
Debts awaiting enforcement
Debts pending enforcement (e.g. queued for driver licence suspension) or awaiting additional information before further enforcement action can be taken
1,466,050$445,000,897
Totals
Courts939,579$395,991,946
State government2,742,592$767,797,311
Other586,174$98,776,300

March

SPER has collected $219.9 million as at 31 March 2019 for the 2018–19 financial year. The following table shows the number and value of debts that have been registered with us and finalised by us.

Registered and finalised debts, 2018–19 Referring agencyNumber of penaltiesValue
New debts registeredCourts191,082$80,036,297
State government553,819$181,167,216
Other agencies117,458$23,817,573
Debts finalised through payment, unpaid community work, debt write-off, etc.Courts177,495$70,753,349
State government549,505$165,425,017
Other agencies108,084$21,011,546

Debts registered with us fall into one of the following 4 categories depending on the status of the debt.

Total registered debts, 2018–19 Number of penaltiesValue
Debts under active compliance
Debts not overdue or being managed through a payment arrangement, unpaid community work, etc.
1,539,310$411,801,941
Debts under active enforcement
Debts where enforcement action has been taken due to non-compliance
873,430$266,389,548
Debts under deferral
Debts deferred from further action (i.e. awaiting response from reminder notices, under dispute or deferred for people affected by natural disasters)
489,026$167,462,884
Debts awaiting enforcement
Debts pending enforcement (e.g. queued for driver licence suspension) or awaiting additional information before further enforcement action can be taken
1,360,651$412,905,271
Totals
Courts939,143$395,508,461
State government2,735,414$764,144,731
Other587,860$98,906,451

February

SPER has collected $195.4 million as at 28 February 2019 for the 2018–19 financial year. The following table shows the number and value of debts that have been registered with us and finalised by us.

Registered and finalised debts, 2018–19 Referring agencyNumber of penaltiesValue
New debts registeredCourts168,956$69,963,977
State government492,125$159,938,493
Other agencies104,331$21,147,560
Debts finalised through payment, unpaid community work, debt write-off, etc.Courts147,566$57,617,782
State government472,273$140,593,559
Other agencies93,479$18,243,153

Debts registered with us fall into one of the following 4 categories depending on the status of the debt.

Total registered debts, 2018–19 Number of penaltiesValue
Debts under active compliance
Debts not overdue or being managed through a payment arrangement, unpaid community work, etc.
1,526,921$406,728,082
Debts under active enforcement
Debts where enforcement action has been taken due to non-compliance
918,295$280,023,309
Debts under deferral
Debts deferred from further action (i.e. awaiting response from reminder notices, under dispute or deferred for people affected by natural disasters)
530,560$180,268,271
Debts awaiting enforcement
Debts pending enforcement (e.g. queued for driver licence suspension) or awaiting additional information before further enforcement action can be taken
1,311,024$397,144,932
Totals
Courts946,282$397,432,426
State government2,748,924$767,310,494
Other591,594$99,421,675

January

SPER has collected $172.5 million as at 31 January 2019 for the 2018–19 financial year. The following table shows the number and value of debts that have been registered with us and finalised by us.

Registered and finalised debts, 2018–19 Referring agencyNumber of penaltiesValue
New debts registeredCourts147,266$59,856,995
State government448,196$144,224,399
Other agencies92,964$18,857,727
Debts finalised through payment, unpaid community work, debt write-off, etc.Courts131,570$50,780,847
State government418,314$123,625,500
Other agencies82,648$16,170,188

Debts registered with us fall into one of the following 4 categories depending on the status of the debt.

Total registered debts, 2018–19 Number of penaltiesValue
Debts under active compliance
Debts not overdue or being managed through a payment arrangement, unpaid community work, etc.
1,519,457$404,767,970
Debts under active enforcement
Debts where enforcement action has been taken due to non-compliance
976,237$297,795,404
Debts under deferral
Debts deferred from further action (i.e. awaiting response from reminder notices, under dispute or deferred for people affected by natural disasters)
276,862$98,431,536
Debts awaiting enforcement
Debts pending enforcement (e.g. queued for driver licence suspension) or awaiting additional information before further enforcement action can be taken
1,515,652$461,541,766
Totals
Courts940,520$394,227,446
State government2,759,954$769,614,661
Other587,734$98,694,570

December

SPER has collected $141.9 million as at 31 December 2018 for the 2018–19 financial year. The following table shows the number and value of debts that have been registered with us and finalised by us.

Registered and finalised debts, 2018–19 Referring agencyNumber of penaltiesValue
New debts registeredCourts125,541$51,875,469
State government385,480$122,226,912
Other agencies79,305$16,059,602
Debts finalised through payment, unpaid community work, debt write-off, etc.Courts113,657$44,019,328
State government363,124$107,034,637
Other agencies71,589$14,039,860

Debts registered with us fall into one of the following 4 categories depending on the status of the debt.

Total registered debts, 2018–19 Number of penaltiesValue
Debts under active compliance
Debts not overdue or being managed through a payment arrangement, unpaid community work, etc.
1,543,496$409,064,468
Debts under active enforcement
Debts where enforcement action has been taken due to non-compliance
912,058$279,856,052
Debts under deferral
Debts deferred from further action (i.e. awaiting response from reminder notices, under dispute or deferred for people affected by natural disasters)
142,786$59,676,837
Debts awaiting enforcement
Debts pending enforcement (e.g. queued for driver licence suspension) or awaiting additional information before further enforcement action can be taken
1,676,274$506,625,687
Totals
Courts937,520$393,291,616
State government2,750,813$763,748,934
Other586,281$98,182,493

November

SPER has collected $127.3 million as at 30November 2018 for the 2018–19 financial year. The following table shows the number and value of debts that have been registered with us and finalised by us.

Registered and finalised debts, 2018–19 Referring agencyNumber of penaltiesValue
New debts registeredCourts108,147$44,767,958
State government326,373$101,843,614
Other agencies70,540$14,331,352
Debts finalised through payment, unpaid community work, debt write-off, etc.Courts96,755$37,753,165
State government312,728$91,663,848
Other agencies60,878$11,963,454

Debts registered with us fall into one of the following 4 categories depending on the status of the debt.

Total registered debts, 2018–19 Number of penaltiesValue
Debts under active compliance
Debts not overdue or being managed through a payment arrangement, unpaid community work, etc.
1,536,009$406,087,387
Debts under active enforcement
Debts where enforcement action has been taken due to non-compliance
1,077,521$328,490,785
Debts under deferral
Debts deferred from further action (i.e. awaiting response from reminder notices, under dispute or deferred for people affected by natural disasters)
344,228$117,422,175
Debts awaiting enforcement
Debts pending enforcement (e.g. queued for driver licence suspension) or awaiting additional information before further enforcement action can be taken
1,311,757$398,978,932
Totals
Courts936,526$392,341,341
State government2,745,108$760,067,309
Other587,881$98,570,630

October

SPER has collected $100.3 million as at 31 October 2018 for the 2018–19 financial year. The following table shows the number and value of debts that have been registered with us and finalised by us.

Registered and finalised debts, 2018–19 Referring agencyNumber of penaltiesValue
New debts registeredCourts86,455$35,072,634
State government264,331$82,058,447
Other agencies57,224$11,653,857
Debts finalised through payment, unpaid community work, debt write-off, etc.Courts77,189$29,226,268
State government253,664$74,087,594
Other agencies48,599$9,559,104

Debts registered with us fall into one of the following 4 categories depending on the status of the debt.

Total registered debts, 2018–19 Number of penaltiesValue
Debts under active compliance
Debts not overdue or being managed through a payment arrangement, unpaid community work, etc.
1,558,982$408,771,952
Debts under active enforcement
Debts where enforcement action has been taken due to non-compliance
1,053,739$320,396,009
Debts under deferral
Debts deferred from further action (i.e. awaiting response from reminder notices, under dispute or deferred for people affected by natural disasters)
302,534$105,717,725
Debts awaiting enforcement
Debts pending enforcement (e.g. queued for driver licence suspension) or awaiting additional information before further enforcement action can be taken
1,353,797$413,903,043
Totals
Courts933,752$390,790,098
State government2,749,168$759,686,207
Other586,132$98,312,424

September

SPER has collected $75.4 million as at 30 September 2018 for the 2018–19 financial year. The following table shows the number and value of debts that have been registered with us and finalised by us.

Registered and finalised debts, 2018–19 Referring agencyNumber of penaltiesValue
New debts registeredCourts63,540$25,815,209
State government160,571$53,787,102
Other agencies41,286 $8,409,839
Debts finalised through payment, unpaid community work, debt write-off, etc.Courts57,844$22,056,390
State government199,483$57,785,413
Other agencies36,893$7,290,337

Debts registered with us fall into one of the following 4 categories depending on the status of the debt.

Total registered debts, 2018–19 Number of penaltiesValue
Debts under active compliance
Debts not overdue or being managed through a payment arrangement, unpaid community work, etc.
1,494,046$394,814,115
Debts under active enforcement
Debts where enforcement action has been taken due to non-compliance
1,047,346$318,000,020
Debts under deferral
Debts deferred from further action (i.e. awaiting response from reminder notices, under dispute or deferred for people affected by natural disasters)
232,482$85,414,870
Debts awaiting enforcement
Debts pending enforcement (e.g. queued for driver licence suspension) or awaiting additional information before further enforcement action can be taken
1,431,920$435,663,773
Totals
Courts931,128$389,632,819
State government2,691,856$746,406,567
Other582,810$97,853,392

August

SPER has collected $52.2 million as at 31 August 2018 for the 2018–19 financial year. The following table shows the number and value of debts that have been registered with us and finalised by us.

Registered and finalised debts, 2018–19 Referring agencyNumber of penaltiesValue
New debts registeredCourts44,499$16,451,372
State government112,679$37,498,737
Other agencies27,672$5,727,229
Debts finalised through payment, unpaid community work, debt write-off, etc.Courts19,338$7,094,933
State government59,731$18,106,186
Other agencies11,074$2,149,680

Debts registered with us fall into one of the following 4 categories depending on the status of the debt.

Total registered debts, 2018–19 Number of penaltiesValue
Debts under active compliance
Debts not overdue or being managed through a payment arrangement, unpaid community work, etc.
1,488,476$389,790,361
Debts under active enforcement
Debts where enforcement action has been taken due to non-compliance
1,117,756$340,282,403
Debts under deferral
Debts deferred from further action (i.e. awaiting response from reminder notices, under dispute or deferred for people affected by natural disasters)
225,777$83,746,524
Debts awaiting enforcement
Debts pending enforcement (e.g. queued for driver licence suspension) or awaiting additional information before further enforcement action can be taken
1,393,934$421,758,440
Totals
Courts929,648$387,362,119
State government2,714,542$750,183,364
Other581,753$98,032,245

July

SPER has collected $24.1 million as at 31 July 2018 for the 2018–19 financial year. The following table shows the number and value of debts that have been registered with us and finalised by us.

Registered and finalised debts, 2018–19 Referring agencyNumber of penaltiesValue
New debts registeredCourts21,790$7,947,762
State government59,510$19,677,950
Other agencies9,249$2,074,614
Debts finalised through payment, unpaid community work, debt write-off, etc.Courts18,968$6,923,322
State government58,053$17,591,337
Other agencies10,740$2,078,873

Debts registered with us fall into one of the following 4 categories depending on the status of the debt.

Total registered debts, 2018–19 Number of penaltiesValue
Debts under active compliance
Debts not overdue or being managed through a payment arrangement, unpaid community work, etc.
1,478,964$386,735,686
Debts under active enforcement
Debts where enforcement action has been taken due to non-compliance
1,050,585$321,514,472
Debts under deferral
Debts deferred from further action (i.e. awaiting response from reminder notices, under dispute or deferred for people affected by natural disasters)
359,542$119,658,054
Debts awaiting enforcement
Debts pending enforcement (e.g. queued for driver licence suspension) or awaiting additional information before further enforcement action can be taken
1,345,510$407,564,133
Totals
Courts926,941$386,381,969
State government2,731,504$751,880,405
Other576,156$97,209,972

June

SPER has collected $284.2 million as at 30 June 2018 for the 2017–18 financial year. The following table shows the number and value of debts that have been registered with us and finalised by us.

Registered and finalised debts, 2017–18 Referring agencyNumber of penaltiesValue
New debts registeredCourts259,056$105,657,476
State government625,913$209,326,909
Other agencies144,008$29,315,997
Debts finalised through payment, unpaid community work, debt write-off, etc.Courts227,427$83,492,346
State government674,177$199,185,393
Other agencies119,900$22,204,370

Debts registered with us fall into one of the following 4 categories depending on the status of the debt.

Total registered debts, 2017–18 Number of penaltiesValue
Debts under active compliance
Debts not overdue or being managed through a payment arrangement, unpaid community work, etc.
1,468,221$383,377,247
Debts under active enforcement
Debts where enforcement action has been taken due to non-compliance
954,517$290,796,580
Debts under deferral
Debts deferred from further action (i.e. awaiting response from reminder notices, under dispute or deferred for people affected by natural disasters)
288,257$102,892,439
Debts awaiting enforcement
Debts pending enforcement (e.g. queued for driver licence suspension) or awaiting additional information before further enforcement action can be taken
1,522,810$455,929,813
Totals
Courts925,383$385,854,515
State government2,730,033$749,628,721
Other578,389$97,512,843

May

SPER has collected $260.2 million as at 31 May 2018 for the 2017–18 financial year. The following table shows the number and value of debts that have been registered with us and finalised by us.

Registered and finalised debts, 2017–18 Referring agencyNumber of penaltiesValue
New debts registeredCourts238,129$96,748,026
State government571,522$191,071,522
Other agencies135,935$27,550,971
Debts finalised through payment, unpaid community work, debt write-off, etc.Courts208,630$76,092,851
State government617,261$181,875,558
Other agencies108,649$20,068,486

Debts registered with us fall into one of the following 4 categories depending on the status of the debt.

Total registered debts, 2017–18 Number of penaltiesValue
Debts under active compliance
Debts not overdue or being managed through a payment arrangement, unpaid community work, etc.
1,466,504$381,750,877
Debts under active enforcement
Debts where enforcement action has been taken due to non-compliance
958,224$291,992,008
Debts under deferral
Debts deferred from further action (i.e. awaiting response from reminder notices, under dispute or deferred for people affected by natural disasters)
295,327$104,327,014
Debts awaiting enforcement
Debts pending enforcement (e.g. queued for driver licence suspension) or awaiting additional information before further enforcement action can be taken
1,513,595$451,893,234
Totals
Courts921,841$383,845,331
State government2,731,125$748,272,336
Other580,684 $97,845,466
Last updated: 22 May 2019