A penalty unit is a fixed amount of money. Penalty units are used to decide the amount of a fine. The current penalty unit in Tasmania is $157. This means that if you are fined 2 penalty units, your fine will be $314. All fines are a multiple of a penalty unit. Failure to pay a fine attracts the attention of the Monetary Penalties Enforcement Service. Failure to organise payment instalments with them, or failure to pay results in more costs. Enforcement orders cost an extra $78.50, and sanctions to ensure payment also carry charges.

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