Landlord & Tenancy Infringements and penalties (Victoria)

Consumer Affairs Victoria can issue an infringement notice if they identify breaches of certain sections of the Residential Tenancies Act 1997.


An infringement notice allows you to pay a fine for these offences without an admission of guilt, rather than going to court.

The fine is less than the maximum penalty a court can impose if it found you guilty.

For full details of your legal obligations, refer to the Residential Tenancies Act 1997.

The value of a penalty unit is $165.22 for financial year 2019-20.

This amount will change at the start of each financial year. For more information, visit the Indexation of fees and penalties page on the Department of Treasury and Finance website.

A list of the obligations and the penalties are listed here: https://www.consumer.vic.gov.au/housing/renting/penalties

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Jason Gwerder
Sunday, 19 January 2020

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