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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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Industry
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ComplianceHow it all works
How it all works
How it all works.

Step1

​Before applying

Account setup for new applicants

If you don't have an account with us, you will need to set one up before you can apply.

Any applications or payments you send in may be delayed until your account is set up.

Account maintenance for existing applicants

If you are an existing client and your business contact details have changed, you need to tell us about the changes.

If you have changed your business name or ABN, please contact Accounts to discuss your needs.

Database checks

You need to check the Classification database to see whether the item has been classified in an identical form to that you intend to submit. Material classified under the Classification Act is deemed to be classified as content under clause 24 of Schedule 7 of the BSA, so this material does not have to be resubmitted for separate certification as internet content.

What service does the Classification Board provide?

The Classification Board can provide a Notice of Classification under Schedule 7 of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 (BSA) for content referred by ACMA or another person or organization.

This can be used to help determine whether internet content is prohibited content under Schedule 7 of the BSA.

What sort of content is it?

There are different requirements for fees and the classification of internet content depending on whether it is considered to be a film, and electronic publication, or a game.

A Film is any audiovisual recording, except where it is an eligible electronic publication. It is classified by the Classification Board as a film under the Guidelines for Classification of Films and Computer Games.

An Eligible Electronic Publication is an electronic edition or an audio recording of a book, a magazine or a newspaper. It is classified by the Classification Board as a publication under the Guidelines for Classification of Publications.

A Computer Game is a computer program and associated data that allows the playing of an interactive game on an electronic display. It is classified by the Classification Board as a computer game under the Guidelines for Classification of Films and Computer Games.

Other Content does not meet the above definitions, but is treated as a Film for the purposes of classification under the BSA.

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