Harsh new penalties for WA fare evaders

By: Jason Whittaker


Fare evaders will face harsher penalties if caught riding on Western Australian public transport services, with increases in fines for

Fare evaders will face harsher penalties if caught riding on Western Australian public transport services, with increases in fines for some offences doubling as of yesterday (Sunday, July 26).

The modified penalty for most minor offences will double – from $50 to $100 – with maximum penalties increasing from $250 to $500, as set out in revisions to the Public Transport Authority Regulations.

The fines also cover smoking and alcohol consumption, acting to cause a nuisance or annoyance, and carrying graffiti materials.

Fines applicable to assaults and other violent offences – which are dealt with by arrest and/or summons rather than on-the-spot fines – remain unchanged.

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