Fees and Penalties

In line with government policy and the Monetary Units Act 2004, all fees are now expressed in fee units.

Fees are automatically indexed each year on 1 July by a rate announced by the Treasurer. The Treasurer also publishes the value of a fee (and penalty) unit for each year.

From 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017, the value of a fee unit is $13.94.

See the information below about prescribed fees and penalties for children’s services operating under the Children's Services Act 1996 (the Act) and the Children's Services Regulations 2009 (the Regulations).

Table of fee amounts

As the Regulations do not express fees in dollars, a table is provided below that converts the fee units to dollar amounts.

Please note that, as many licensing processes ask for forms and fees to be lodged in advance, applicants need to provide the prescribed fee with their licensing forms. Please check the correct fees in the table below before sending the application form.

For a copy of the table of fee amounts in dollars, effective from 1 July 2016, see:
Children's Services Licensing Fee Amounts (docx - 741.4kb)

Penalties

Non-compliance with the Victorian Act and Regulations attracts penalties if the matter is prosecuted successfully in court. A range of penalties are identified in the Act and Regulations and the court determines the penalty, up to the maximum prescribed by the Act or Regulations.

While the maximum penalty points are set, the monetary value of the penalty is set annually by the Treasurer.

From 1 July 2016, the value of a penalty unit is $155.46.

For a copy of the table of penalty amounts in dollars, effective from 1 July 2016, see:
Children's Services Licensing Penalty Amounts (docx - 713.83kb)