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Local Courts of New South Wales
ABN: 68 199 215 208
ASHFIELD NSW 213115 October 2011
NOTICE OF PENALTY
Fine $353.00 (The amount of the fine given to you by the court).
Court Costs Levy $85.00 (The amount the court ordered you to pay to cover the court's costs).
Witness expenses $0.00 (The amount the court ordered you to pay for the prosecution's witness's expenses).
Compensation $0.00 (The amount the court ordered you to pay to compensate a victim).
Prosecution costs $250.00 (The amount the court ordered you pay to cover the prosecution's costs for running the case).
Victims Compensation Levy $86.00 (The Victim's Compensation Levy (VCL) is a tax imposed on all offences (other than some minor offences). You may be ordered to pay the VCL even if the court did not give you a fine (for example where you were given a bond or community service order), but not where you were given a s.10(1)(a) dismissal. The VCL is imposed for each offence dealt with by the court.
Total owing $774.00 (The total amount you must pay).
1. How to payBy post - Please make out a cheque or money order to The Registrar and send it with a copy of the Notice of Penalty to the address shown on the top right of the notice.
By post - Credit Card - Please complete the Credit Card Authority on the bottom of the Notice of Penalty and send the notice with the signed authority to the address shown on the top right of the notice. You should keep a copy of the notice for your own records.
Phone Credit Card payments may be made by calling Court Services Centre on 1300 679 272. You will need to supply the information contained in the Credit Card Authority.
In person - Please take this notice to any Court Registry. Payments can be made by cash, Eftpos, cheque, money order or by credit card.