Fines and prescribed fees
For information about fees and fines under the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006 (the Act), please view a list of automatically indexed fees and fines which are the responsibility of the Department of Premier and Cabinet.
In relation to the Act:
- fees are determined by multiplying the number of fee units specified in the Aboriginal Heritage Regulations 2018 by the current value of a fee unit, and rounding to the nearest 10 cents
- fines are determined by multiplying the number of penalty units specified in the Act by the current value of a penalty unit, and rounding to the nearest dollar
Although the department has sought to make the lists of fees and fines as accurate and complete as possible, updates and revisions may be necessary.
Why does government charge fees?
Victorian Government Departments and agencies charge a range of fees for services and regulatory purposes, including licensing and registering certain activities, and financial penalties (fines) for improper conduct and to discourage unlawful behaviour.
Fees and fines are officially set and revised by legislation relevant to their application.
The Victorian Government has a policy of automatically indexing certain fees and fines each year for inflation, so that the value of those fees and fines is maintained. Indexation is governed through the Monetary Units Act 2004, with the value of a 'fee unit' and a 'penalty unit' being fixed at an 'annual rate', and applied from 1 July each year.
Fees and conduct guidelines for Registered Aboriginal Parties
The Victorian Government has also developed guidelines to assist Registered Aboriginal Parties negotiate on fees payable for participating in cultural heritage management plans.
Reviewed 02 October 2019