Fines

MAXIMUM PENALTIES AND FIXED PENALTIES


Item

Section

Offence

Fine $

Prison

Fixed Penalty
$

1

11(7)(a)

Fail to surrender ID

10,000

...

...

2

11(7)(b)

Forgery of ID

40,000

12m

...

3

16(2)

Import prohibited pest/disease

50,000

15m

1000

4

16(3)

Breach import condition for pest/disease

50,000

15m

1000

5

17(5)(a)

Import prohibited article

50,000

15m

1000

6

17(6)

Unlawful own/possess a prohibited article

50,000

15m

1000

7

18(2)

Not landing at biosecurity point of entry

50,000

15m

1000

8

18(3)

Not importing at biosecurity point of entry

20,000

6m

400

9

18(5)

Not leaving from a biosecurity point of departure

50,000

15m

1000

10

18(6)

Not exporting from a biosecurity point of departure

20,000

6m

400

11

20(4)(a)

Enter without permission

10,000

3m

200

12

20(4)(b)

Damage/interfere with measures

10,000

3m

200

13

20(6)

Remove without biosecurity clearance

100,000

30m

2000

14

22(3)

Fail to make biosecurity arrival declaration

50,000

15m

1000

15

23(5) and 23(1)(a)

Fail to follow direction

50,000

15m

1000

16

23(5) and 23(1)(b)

Fail to permit board and search

50,000

15m

1000

17

23(5) and 23(1)(c)

Fail to provide requested documents

50,000

15m

1000

18

23(5) and 23(1)(d)

Fail to complete incoming conveyance certificate

50,000

15m

1000

19

23(6)

Landing without clearance

80,000

24m

1600

20

23(7)

Landing without clearance

20,000

6m

400

21

25(2)(a)

Enter without permission

40,000

12m

800

22

25(2)(b)

Damage/interfere with measures

40,000

12m

800

23

25(5)

Removing notice without lawful authority

10,000

3m

200

24

26(4) and 26(1)(a)

Fail to conform to direction

50,000

15m

1000

25

26(4) and 26(1)(b)

Fail to conform to direction

50,000

15m

1000

26

26(4) and 26(1)(c)

Fail to conform to direction

50,000

15m

1000

27

28(2)(a)and 28(1)(a)

Refuse to permit search

50,000

15m

1000

28

28(2)(b)and 28(1)(b)

Fail to comply to a request

50,000

15m

1000

29

28(2)(b) and 28(1)(c)

Fail to comply to a direction

50,000

15m

1000

30

28(2)(b)and 28(1)(d)

Fail to comply to a direction

50,000

15m

1000

31

28(2)(b)and 28(1)(e)

Fail to comply to a direction

50,000

15m

1000

32

29(7) and 29(1)(a)

Fail to take all necessary steps

40,000

12m

800

33

29(7) and 29(1)(b)

Fail to seal hatches and holds

40,000

12m

800

34

29(7) and 29(2)(a)

Discharging garbage into the sea

60,000

18m

1200

35

29(7) and 29(2)(b)

Discharging bilge/ballast water into the sea

100,000

30m

2000

36

29(7) and 29(2)(c)

Discharging sewage/foul waste water into the sea

60,000

18m

1200

37

29(7) and 29(3)(a)

Fail to secure garbage

40,000

12m

800

38

29(7) and 29(3)(b)

Fail to take reasonable step

40,000

12m

800

39

29(7) and 29(4)

Removing ship's stores

40,000

12m

800

40

30(7)(a)

Fail to make passenger arrival declaration

10,000

3m

200

41

30(7)(b)

Fail to submit baggage for inspection

10,000

3m

200

42

30(9) and 30(8)(a)

Fail to submit for inspection

10,000

3m

200

43

30(9) and 30(8)(b)

Fail to permit for search

10,000

3m

200

44

31(2)(a)

Fail to make goods available for entry inspection

10,000

3m

200

45

32(5)(a) and 32(3)(a)

Fail to open the container

10,000

3m

200

46

32(5)(a) and 32(3)(b)

Fail to allow officer for inspection

10,000

3m

200

47

32(5)(a) and 32(3)(c)

Fail to allow officer to take samples/conduct test

10,000

3m

200

48

32(5)(a) and 32(3)(d)

Fail to submit for biosecurity measures

10,000

3m

200

49

38(4) and 38(3)

Fail to surrender revoked import permit

5,000

...

100

50

40(4)(a)

Fail to follow transit requirement

20,000

6m

400

51

40(4)(b) and 40(3)

Breach waiver conditions

20,000

6m

400

51

40(8) and 40(7)

Refuse to submit article for inspection

20,000

6m

400

52

41(2)

Fail to make goods available for inspection

10,000

3m

200

53

42(2)

Export without clearance

50,000

15m

1000

54

47(3)

Refuse  to remove article to quarantine

20,000

6m

400

55

50(3)(a)

Enter quarantine station without permission

20,000

6m

400

56

50(3)(b)

Damage/interfere with measures

20,000

6m

400

57

51(4) and 51(1)

Release article without release certificate

40,000

12m

800

58

52(2) and 52(1)

Remove notice without lawful authority

5,000

1m

100

59

53(3) and 53(1)

Releasing animal/plant/organism under control

20,000

6m

400

60

55(6) and 55(4)

Fail to conform to request for inspection

10,000

3m

200

61

57(5)(a) and 57(4)

Fail to comply to biosecurity officer request

10,000

3m

200

62

59(3)

Refuse to allow taking of sample/provide sample

20,000

6m

400

63

65(6)(a)

Refuse to answer question

10,000

3m

200

64

65(6)(b)

Refuse to submit to a search

10,000

3m

200

65

66(5)(a)

Refuse permit to enter property

10,000

3m

200

66

66(5)(a)

Refuse permit to collect specimens

10,000

3m

200

67

66(5)(a)

Refuse permit to perform tests

10,000

3m

200

68

66(5)(b)

Refuse to answer question

10,000

3m

200

69

66(5)(c)

Refuse to make animal/plant available for inspection

10,000

3m

200

70

70(5) and 70(4)

Movement without permission

40,000

12m

800

71

75(4) and 75(3)

Fail to notify the Authority of pest/disease

10,000

3m

200

72

79(3)(a)

Obstruction in the performance of duty

50,000

15m

1000

73

79(3)(a)

Fail to comply with direction

50,000

15m

1000

74

79(3)(b)

Enter/leave without permission

50,000

15m

1000

75

79(3)(c)

Movement without permission

50,000

15m

1000

76

91(a)

Fail to perform duty

20,000

6m

...

77

91(b)

Disposing regulated article/other item unlawfully

20,000

6m

...

78

91(c)

Disclosing confidential/commercial information

20,000

6m

...

79

91(d)

Molest/assault

20,000

6m

...

80

91(e)

Bribery

20,000

6m

...

81

91(f)

Make false/misleading statement

20,000

6m

...

82

91(f)

Issue false/misleading certificate

20,000

6m

...

83

92(a)

Fail to comply with request/direction

20,000

6m

400

84

92(b)

Obstruction in the performance of duty

20,000

6m

400

85

92(c)

Assault/Threat a biosecurity officer

20,000

6m

400

86

92(d)

Bribery

20,000

6m

400

87

92(e)

Making false or incomplete statement

20,000

6m

400

88

92(f)(a)

Knowingly/recklessly making false/misleading declaration

20,000

6m

400

89

92(f)(b)

Knowingly/recklessly issue false/misleading certificate

20,000

6m

400

90

92(g)

Knowingly/recklessly give false/misleading information

20,000

6m

400

91

93(1)(a)

Forging/unlawfully alter document

40,000

12m

...

92

93(1)(b)

Allowing other person to use document

40,000

12m

...

93

93(2)

Producing false/misleading documents

20,000

6m

...

94

93(3)

Use/affix official stamp/seal without lawful authority

20,000

6m

...

Notes:

4.  Add “and the Authority may refer to the relevant section for the proper description of the offence” at the end of the note after the word “only”.