Schedule of Maximum Penalties for Breaches of the Qld WH&S Act






What is the maximum penalty?

Breaching the law is serious; it may be the difference between life and death.

Therefore penalties are substantial.

Workplace Health and Safety Act 1995 Individual Imprisonment Corporation
Multiple deaths $200.000 3 years $1.000.000
Offences causing death or grievous bodily harm $100,000 2 years $500,000
Exposure to a substance likely to cause death or grievous bodily harm $75.000 1 year $375.000
Offences causing bodily harm $75,000 1 year $375,000
Other offences $50,000 6 months $250,000

Last updated June 24, 2010