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, Traffic 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.

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

April

SPER has collected $234.9 million as at 30 April 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 registeredCourts217,244$83,327,228
State government518,964$173,099,970
Other agencies123,942$25,135,200
Debts finalised through payment, unpaid community work, debt write-off, etc.Courts189,262$69,282,051
State government558,461$164,002,407
Other agencies96,848$17,872,806

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.
1,482,870$380,623,067
Debts under active enforcement
Debts where enforcement action has been taken due to non-compliance
923,938$282,795,434
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)
464,357$151,964,742
Debts awaiting enforcement
Debts pending enforcement (e.g. queued for driver licence suspension) or awaiting additional information before further enforcement action can be taken
1,366,756$407,615,064
Totals
Courts920,963$377,638,824
State government2,736,415$747,494,627
Other580,543$97,864,857

March

SPER has collected $212.7 million as at 31 March 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 registeredCourts197,476$74,940,090
State government463,225$154,425,751
Other agencies111,695$22,644,980
Debts finalised through payment, unpaid community work, debt write-off, etc.Courts171,872$62,417,374
State government507,959$149,237,909
Other agencies86,475$15,941,969

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.
1,496,790$384,338,657
Debts under active enforcement
Debts where enforcement action has been taken due to non-compliance
909,544$278,493,812
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)
325,419$111,975,458
Debts awaiting enforcement
Debts pending enforcement (e.g. queued for driver licence suspension) or awaiting additional information before further enforcement action can be taken
1,500,461$443,800,683
Totals
Courts919,311$376,246,601
State government2,733,430$744,658,053
Other579,473$97,703,955

February

SPER has collected $187.4 million as at 28 February 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 registeredCourts175,395$65,967,559
State government406,377$135,524,341
Other agencies98,902$20,117,811
Debts finalised through payment, unpaid community work, debt write-off, etc.Courts151,359$55,236,358
State government447,793$130,654,299
Other agencies74,954$13,830,009

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.
1,485,728$379,205,018
Debts under active enforcement
Debts where enforcement action has been taken due to non-compliance
1,012,300$309,675,639
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)
233,186$84,006,224
Debts awaiting enforcement
Debts pending enforcement (e.g. queued for driver licence suspension) or awaiting additional information before further enforcement action can be taken
1,498,639$442,623,473
Totals
Courts916,972$374,141,746
State government2,734,212$743,703,576
Other578,669$97,665,031

January

SPER has collected $164.9 million as at 31 January 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 registeredCourts153,800$57,919,491
State government370,716$123,083,881
Other agencies87,522 $17,802,229
Debts finalised through payment, unpaid community work, debt write-off, etc.Courts134,915$49,290,387
State government394,752$114,609,389
Other agencies65,649$12,100,787

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.
1,488,867$380,824,547
Debts under active enforcement
Debts where enforcement action has been taken due to non-compliance
907,758$276,485,140
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)
262,898$91,787,637
Debts awaiting enforcement
Debts pending enforcement (e.g. queued for driver licence suspension) or awaiting additional information before further enforcement action can be taken
1,576,080$467,292,576
Totals
Courts911,618$372,108,104
State government2,756,301$748,499,530
Other567,684$95,782,267

December

SPER has collected $141.9 million as at 31 December 2017 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 registeredCourts132,480$49,976,000
State government319,112$105,102,612
Other agencies65,822$13,720,570
Debts finalised through payment, unpaid community work, debt write-off, etc.Courts116,771$42,559,070
State government341,261$98,758,060
Other agencies57,049$10,501,666

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.
1,541,072$393,622,383
Debts under active enforcement
Debts where enforcement action has been taken due to non-compliance
809,166$248,055,151
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)
87,953$39,179,709
Debts awaiting enforcement
Debts pending enforcement (e.g. queued for driver licence suspension) or awaiting additional information before further enforcement action can be taken
1,790,298$530,780,393
Totals
Courts909,423$371,239,896
State government2,756,168$745,658,616
Other562,898$94,739,125

November

SPER has collected $120.6 million as at 30 November 2017 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 registeredCourts113,948$43,108,170
State government261,299$86,118,835
Other agencies53,643$11,357,050
Debts finalised through payment, unpaid community work, debt write-off, etc.Courts99,831$36,669,888
State government290,119$84,011,835
Other agencies48,757 $8,948,738

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.
1,539,879$391,064,593
Debts under active enforcement
Debts where enforcement action has been taken due to non-compliance
919,395$280,801,532
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)
222,071$78,676,112
Debts awaiting enforcement
Debts pending enforcement (e.g. queued for driver licence suspension) or awaiting additional information before further enforcement action can be taken
1,533,040$454,388,042
Totals
Courts906,836$369,962,984
State government2,746,658$740,682,214
Other560,891$94,285,082

October

SPER has collected $96.3 million as at 31 October 2017 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 registeredCourts91,654$34,833,527
State government212,154$69,696,347
Other agencies41,875$8,967,108
Debts finalised through payment, unpaid community work, debt write-off, etc.Courts80,292$29,591,883
State government231,343$66,815,611
Other agencies38,963$7,147,712

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.
1,559,603$397,044,786
Debts under active enforcement
Debts where enforcement action has been taken due to non-compliance
915,702$279,963,030
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)
223,188$78,942,620
Debts awaiting enforcement
Debts pending enforcement (e.g. queued for driver licence suspension) or awaiting additional information before further enforcement action can be taken
1,520,392$448,104,198
Totals
Courts903,667 $368,674,948
State government2,759,012$742,100,104
Other556,206$93,279,581

September

SPER has collected $72.3 million as at 30 September 2017 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 registeredCourts69,441$26,866,334
State government157,514$51,497,285
Other agencies31,377 $6,794,234
Debts finalised through payment, unpaid community work, debt write-off, etc.Courts60,909$22,120,894
State government173,554$49,876,677
Other agencies29,230$5,353,125

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.
1,573,163$399,585,755
Debts under active enforcement
Debts where enforcement action has been taken due to non-compliance
936,920$287,339,928
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)
243,072$84,877,495
Debts awaiting enforcement
Debts pending enforcement (e.g. queued for driver licence suspension) or awaiting additional information before further enforcement action can be taken
1,467,009 $430,852,827
Totals
Courts902,116$368,511,769
State government2,761,863$741,039,605
Other556,185$93,104,632

August

SPER has collected $47.6 million as at 31 August 2017 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 registeredCourts47,154$18,373,662
State government101,194$33,171,766
Other agencies23,144$4,812,324
Debts finalised through payment, unpaid community work, debt write-off, etc.Courts40,539$14,691,328
State government114,220$32,724,194
Other agencies19,473$3,549,912

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.
1,568,800$398,120,480
Debts under active enforcement
Debts where enforcement action has been taken due to non-compliance
984,598$301,254,809
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)
323,096$109,057,142
Debts awaiting enforcement
Debts pending enforcement (e.g. queued for driver licence suspension) or awaiting additional information before further enforcement action can be taken
1,342,999$391,178,706
Totals
Courts899,378$367,305,325
State government2,763,122$739,463,644
Other556,993$92,842,167
Last updated: 8 August 2018