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General.
General
Suitable for everyone.
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Parental Guidance.
Parental Guidance
Not recommended for children under 15; may contain material which some children find confusing or upsetting.
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Mature.
Mature
Not recommended for children under 15; may include moderate levels of violence, language or themes.
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Mature Audiences.
Mature Audiences
Restricted - unsuitable for persons under 15; may contain strong content.
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Restricted (R).
Restricted (R)
Restricted to adults.
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Restricted (X).
Restricted (X)
Restricted to adults – contains sexually explicit content.
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How it all works
How it all works
How it all works.

State and Territory Legislation

State and territory Legislation

Under the National Classification Scheme, states and territories are responsible for the enforcement of classification decisions. Each state and territory has classification enforcement legislation to complement the Commonwealth Classification Act. The enforcement legislation sets out how films, publications and computer games can be sold, hired, exhibited and advertised in each state or territory. Some states and territories have reserved classification powers.

The states and territories have varying enforcements which are outlined in their own legislation.

You can find links to the state and territory Acts below:

Australian Capital Territory

Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) (Enforcement) Act 1995

​New South Wales

Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Enforcement Act 1995

Victoria

​Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) (Enforcement) Act 1995

Queensland

​Classification of Computer Games and Images Act 1995

Classification of Films Act 1991

Classification of Publications Act 1991

South Australia​

Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995

​Western Australia

Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Enforcement Act 1996

Tasmania

​Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Enforcement Act 1995

​Northern Territory

​Classification of Publications, Films and Computer Games Act

Classification of Publications, Films and Computer Games Regulations