When members of the community report litter to EPA we investigate and verify the report. We may also issue a fine.
Last financial year, EPA issued 8,839 fines for littering. This is a breakdown of monthly fines for 2021/22:
- July 2021 - 780
- August 2021 - 660
- September 2021 - 610
- October 2021 - 879
- November 2021 - 677
- December 2021 - 871
- January 2022 - 756
- February 2022 - 814
- March 2022 - 779
- April 2022 - 741
- May 2022 - 709
- June 2022 - 563
Fines for littering
When someone reports littering from a vehicle, our enforcement officers will investigate and take action.
Examples of littering fines are:
- an individual – $370 for a small item of litter such as a cigarette butt or food packaging or $740 for a lit cigarette or other dangerous litter
- a corporation – $1849 for a small item of litter such as a cigarette butt or food packaging or $3698 for a lit cigarette or other dangerous litter
Find out how we calculate fines.
How to report litter
You can report littering from or near a vehicle with Victorian number plates online using the EPA web form. Upload any photos, videos or voice recordings you have to the online form.
Find out more on how to report litter.
Reviewed 18 July 2022