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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
How it all works.

Step 1—In what state or territory are you conducting business?

In what state or territory are you conducting business?

There are rules that apply to selling, displaying and hiring DVDs. These include:

  • DVDs that are classified G, PG, M, MA 15+ or R 18+ may be sold in all states and territories.
  • You must display a notice that lists the film classifications in a prominent place where DVDs are being sold or hired.
  • DVDs that have been Refused Classification (RC) cannot be sold or hired in Australia.
  • DVDs must not be marked with a classification when they have not been classified, or with a different marking to that determined by the Classification Board or Classification Review Board.

Classification requirements are similar in each of the states and territories, but there are important differences. These rules include:

  • DVDs classified X 18+ can only be sold or hired in the ACT and NT, provided certain conditions are met.
  • In South Australia and Western Australia, restrictions apply on the display of R 18+ DVDs.

The information in this section is provided as a general guide only. You should refer to the relevant state or territory classification legislation for detailed information

 

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