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Enforcement officers

Enforcement officers will help you to finalise your SPER debt. They can offer advice about the payment options available to you, and can issue receipts for cash or cheque payments.

Enforcement officers are responsible for the execution of any warrant issued by the Registrar of SPER, and have the power to seize and sell personal property. If necessary, they may apply for a search warrant to enter premises if access is restricted.

Under section 114 of the State Penalties Enforcement Act 1999, they also have authority to ask a person questions on a range of subjects, including:

  • full name and date of birth
  • address
  • employment details
  • bank account details
  • driver licence number
  • who owns specified property
  • pension details
  • income and expenditure.

You may need to provide evidence of the correctness of any information given. If you don’t comply with an enforcement officer’s request, you risk prosecution and a fine.

To protect your privacy, enforcement officers will only discuss information with you if they are satisfied that you are the correct person.

Identifying an enforcement officer

Enforcement officers are engaged by the Registrar of SPER. Each officer carries an identity card that:

  • contains a recent photograph of the enforcement officer
  • is signed by the enforcement officer
  • identifies the person as an enforcement officer
  • states an expiry date.
Last reviewed:
20 January 2017




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