The offender levy is an administrative fee to help pay for law enforcement and administration costs.
If you’re sentenced in the Supreme, District or Magistrates Court, you need to pay the offender levy. (This doesn’t apply to child offenders.)
The levy is payable on each sentencing event whether or not a conviction is recorded. For example, if you were sentenced on 1 October 2018 in relation to four charges, only one levy may be applied.
The levy is not an order of the court and doesn’t form part of any sentence imposed by a judge or magistrate.
You can’t appeal the levy or convert the levy payment to community service.
If you go to court diversion for a minor drug offence, you still have to pay the offender levy.