The University has adopted a policy on minimum penalties for late items of assessment.
As per UWA's Policy on Assessment:
A penalty of 10 per cent of the possible mark allocated for the assessment item is deducted per day for the first 7 days (including weekends and public holidays), after which the assigned work is not accepted. Each 24-hour block is recorded from the time the assignment is due. For example, a student, who has submitted a piece of work for an assessment item late by three days and was scored a mark of 45 out of a possible mark of 50, receives after penalty a mark of 30 out of 50 (a mark of 5 is deducted per day as a penalty for each student from the mark obtained). Where there are a number of tasks within an assessment item, the late penalty may be applied holistically to the assessment item after all tasks have been completed.