Compliance Mechanisms and Penalties
Authorised officers, including police officers, have powers to monitor and enforce compliance with the Act. These include entry of premises and search and seizure of evidence after obtaining a warrant from a Magistrate or if directed by the Computer Games Classification Officer.
Offences against the Act may be prosecuted in court. Substantial fines or imprisonment may be imposed for offences involving objectionable computer games.
Restrictions apply to the dealing (sale, demonstration, display) in computer games classified MA (restricted to persons aged 15 and over, unless accompanied by an adult).
Review or Appeal Mechanisms
The Computer Games Classification Officer has the authority to make classifications where no decision already exists.
An appeal against decisions of the Computer Games Classification Officer may be made to the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal.
An appeal against decisions by the Commonwealth Classification Board may be made to the Classification Review Board.