When members of the community report litter to EPA we investigate and verify the report. We may also issue a fine.

In the last financial year, EPA issued 13,637 fines for littering. This is a breakdown of monthly fines for the 2019-20 financial year: 

  • July 2019 1181
  • August 2019 1140
  • September 2019 1159
  • October 2019 1053
  • November 2019 1319
  • December 2019 1456
  • January 2020 1608
  • February 2020 1303
  • March 2020 982
  • April 2020 952
  • May 2020 640
  • June 2020 844

Fines for littering

When someone reports littering from a vehicle, our enforcement officers will investigate and take action.
Examples of littering fines are:

  • $330 for a small piece of litter
  • $661 for a lit cigarette or burning litter.

Find out how we calculate fines.

Ways to report litter

EPA takes reports of litter from or near a vehicle. There are many ways you can report litter from or near a vehicle.

• Online.

• Over the phone.

• Via our app.

 Find out how to report litter in any of these ways. 

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Litter from vehicles

How to report litter from vehicles

Pay or dispute a fine

Reviewed 27 August 2020