Compliance Mechanisms and Penalties
Random audits are conducted by Office of Fair Trading inspectors who have powers of entry and search under the legislation together with power to seize evidence and to require the provision of certain information.
Penalties for non compliance with the legislation are severe and range from 200 penalty units ($22,000) for operating without a licence to 540 penalty units ($59,400) for false representations.
Infringement notices can be issued for certain offences.
Review or Appeal Mechanisms:
There are rights of appeal to the Magistrates Court for a refusal to grant a licence or for a decision to suspend, cancel, refuse to renew, to impose a condition on or to refuse to replace a licence.