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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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How it all works
How it all works.

FAQ general questions

Frequently asked questions—general questions

What happened to the Office of Film and Literature Classification (OFLC)

The former Office of Film and Literature Classification (the OFLC) ceased to exist when new administrative arrangements came into force on 1 July 2007. Decisions are still made by the Classification Board and reviews of decisions by the Classification Review Board, but the policy and operational functions of the OFLC were transferred to the Attorney-General’s Department, and subsequently to the Department of Communications and the Arts.

What are the classifiable elements?

The Classification Board uses the classifiable elements to assess impact when making a classification decision.

The six classifiable elements are:

  1. themes
  2. violence
  3. sex
  4. language
  5. drug use
  6. nudity.

Where is the office located?

The office is located in Surry Hills, Sydney. Our contact information is available on the Contact us page.

How can I get a job as a Board Member?

Board vacancies are advertised on the Classification website and the Department of Communications and the Arts website. More information can be found on the Careers section of the Department of Communications and the Arts website.