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.
• Over the phone.
• Via our app.
Find out how to report litter in any of these ways.
Reviewed 27 August 2020