Compliance Mechanisms and Penalties:
There are a range of mechanisms available to encourage compliance with the legislation including:
If an unregistered residential service is identified as operating, the person operating the service could be prosecuted and face a fine of up to $22,000.
Review or Appeal Mechanisms:
If you disagree with a decision made under the Act, you have 28 days to apply to the Residential Services Unit for a review of the decision.
The decision notice we send tells you how to apply for a review, including completing Residential Services Form 5 - Application for review of decision
If you disagree with the review decision, you can then apply for a hearing with the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal, which can confirm, vary or reverse review decisions. It can also make consequential orders and directions, and set aside review decisions.
A list of all reviewable decisions can be found in Schedule 1 of the Act.