Fines are not very commonly given in Children’s Court as the Court needs to consider the financial circumstances of the Child.
s.373 Children, Youth & Families Act 2005
If the Court finds a child guilty of an offence, whether indictable or summary, the Court may, with or without conviction, impose a fine—
(a) in respect of each offence, not exceeding—
i. 1 penalty unit, if the child is under the age of 15 years or 5 penalty units in any other case; or
ii. the maximum fine which may be imposed on an adult for the same offence— whichever is the lower amount; and
(b) in respect of more than one offence, not exceeding an aggregate of 2 penalty units, if the child is under the age of 15 years or 10 penalty units in any other case.
When a fine is imposed, the Court may give the child time to pay the fine, or alternatively, allow the child to pay the fine by instalments.