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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.

FAQ application process

Frequently Asked Questions - the application process

What sorts of things can be classified?

Generally, all films and computer games need to be classified, unless they fall into one of the exemption categories, or the films are part of an approved film festival. Only certain publications need to be classified, and a description of which publications should be classified can be found in the publications guide.

It doesn't matter if you are selling, hiring, lending or giving the film or game away, they still need to be classified.

Where can I find an application form?

Application forms for each type of application are found in the industry section of the website.

How much will it cost to get my product classified?

Fees for classification are listed for each type of application in the industry section of this website.

How long will it take?

Generally, classification decisions for films, computer games and publications can take up to 20 working days to process once the application has been recommended to the Board. For some films and computer games, you can pay a Priority Processing Fee (PPF), which will drop the time down to five (5) working days. Information about which applications attract a PPF can be found in the Industry section.

I am a games developer from overseas, how do I get my game classified?

Please follow these steps to see what you have to do to get a classification for your computer game.

My company name/address/other details have changed - how can I let you know?

If you have an account with us, and you change the address, telephone number or contact person details, you need to tell us by completing an account update form and sending it to us.

If you have changed your name or ABN, you may need to create a new account. Please contact the Accounts section directly to discuss your situation.