Who We Are
Who we are
The Classification Board
The Classification Board is a statutory body which makes classification decisions for films, computer games and certain publications. The Classification Board is a full-time Board based in Sydney. Principles for decision making are set out in the National Classification Code, agreed by the Australian Government and the States and Territories. The Classification Board is independent from government.
The Director of the Classification Board is responsible for management and oversight of the Classification Board and its decision making processes.
Information about what the Classification Board does, including the role of a Board Member, can be found in the Classification Board section of our site.
Current serving board members can be found on the Classification Board Members page.
Classification Board Decisions
To find a Classification Board decision, use the National Classification Database search page.
Classification Review Board
The Classification Review Board is also an independent statutory body. Its role is to review classification decisions in certain circumstances and make a fresh classification decision. The Classification Review Board is a different board to the Classification Board. The Classification Review Board is independent from government. Information about what the Classification Review Board does, including how the Review Board makes a decision, can be found in the Classification Review Board section of our site.
Current serving Review Board Members can be found on the Classification Review Board Members page.
Classification Review Board Decisions
To find a Review Board decision, go to the Classification Review Board Decisions page.
The Classification Branch is a Branch of the Commonwealth Department of Communications and the Arts which is co-located with the Classification Board in Sydney. The Classification Branch provides operational and policy advice on classification issues to the Minister for Justice, provides secretariat services to the Classification Board and the Classification Review Board, promotes compliance and provides classification training for both boards, industry and government.