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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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Information for the general public.
Industry
Industry
Information for the media industry.
Compliance
Compliance
Classification compliance information.
How it all works
How it all works
How it all works.

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.

Classification Branch

The Classification Branch is a Branch of the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department 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 and Home Affairs, provides secretariat services to the Classification Board and the Classification Review Board, operates the Classification Liaison Scheme and provides classification training for both Boards, industry and government..