Classification of Films Act 1991 - Queensland

Description

To give effect to the Commonwealth Government scheme for the classification of films.

The Act provides for the enforcement of the classification decisions made by the Commonwealth Classification Board and prohibits the publication of certain films.

It regulates various matters including the exhibition, sale, hire, possession, advertising and making of certain films.

The Act further sets out the enforcement provisions including offences and penalties for breaches of the Act.

The following are available from the Australian Classification website.

  • Guidelines for the Classification of Films
  • A range of fact sheets for industry and retailers on the operations of the national Classification Scheme
  • Information on film festivals.

Service type

Regulatory Obligation

An obligation defined in law. A business must comply with relevant services.

Additional information

Enquiries relating to film classification should be directed to Australian Classification.

 

Appeal process

Lodgement

Compliance Mechanisms and Penalties

Inspectors, have powers of investigation and enforcement under the Act. These include entry and search of premises and seizure of evidence in certain circumstances.

Failure to comply with the requirements of the Act may be an offence and may be prosecuted in court. Fines or imprisonment may be imposed where offences are proved.

Review or Appeal Mechanisms

In relation to decisions made by the Commonwealth Classification Board (including classification decisions), an application for review may be made to the Commonwealth Classification Review Board.

In relation to the Queensland Act, an organization may apply to the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal for a review of certain decisions under the Act.

Administering agency

Department of Justice and Attorney-General

Policy, Legislation and Executive Services Division

Strategic Policy Branch

Contact details

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Classification Branch

Strategic Policy Branch

Policy, Legislation and Executive Services Division

Department of Justice and Attorney-General

Mailing address: Locked Bag 3
Haymarket NSW 1240
Phone: 02 9289 7100
Fax: 02 9289 7101
Website: Australian Classification (Opens in new window)

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Classification Officer

Strategic Policy Branch

Policy, Legislation and Executive Services Division

Department of Justice and Attorney-General

Operating address: Level 17, State Law Building, 50 Ann Street
Brisbane
Queensland 4000
Mailing address: GPO Box 149
BRISBANE
Queensland 4001
Phone: 07 3239 3466
Fax: 07 3239 3046
Email: classification@justice.qld.gov.au
Website: http://www.justice.qld.gov.au (Opens in new window)