What We Do
What we do
Classification Board responsibilities
The Classification Board makes classification decisions for films, computer games and certain publications.
Generally, every film and computer game has to be classified before it can be legally made available to the public. Some publications also need to be classified. There are limited exceptions to this rule.
In addition to commercial material, the Classification Board also classifies material submitted from:
The board does not classify programs for broadcast on TV, live performances and audio CDs.
The Classification Board produces an annual report each financial year. The annual report contains a range of detailed information about the Classification Board, the Review Board, legislation, and classification statistics. The statistical information in the annual report provides a breakdown of the work of the Classification Board and Review Board by classification and application type.
The annual report also contains information on complaints and decisions of interest for the particular financial year.
The Classification Board provides consumer advice about the content of films and computer games it classifies.
Consumer advice explains the classifiable elements that have the highest impact in films and computer games. It helps consumers make an informed choice about what they read, view and play.
The Classification Board must provide consumer advice about the content of all films and computer games, except those with a G classification. (For G classifications, it is optional for the board to provide consumer advice).
More information about what we do, classification requirements and other topics is available on our Industry fact sheets page, and more information relevant for schools and teachers is available on our Public fact sheets page.