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This has advertising approval, but is not yet classified
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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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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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Classification compliance information.
How it all works
How it all works
How it all works.

Step 3—Displaying the classification and consumer advice on a DVD

Displaying the classification and consumer advice on a DVD

DVDs that are sold or hired in Australia must display the classification markings and consumer advice on the container, wrapping or casing and on the DVD or device that the film is contained on.

The general rules are set out in Part 3 of the Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) (Markings and Consumer Advice) Determination 2014.

General information:

  • Markings and related consumer advice must be displayed on containers, slicks and devices.
  • Markings must be placed as close as practicable to the lower left hand corner.
  • Markings must be prominent, readily identifiable, clearly legible and not obscured by other material.
  • Markings must use the correct symbols and colours as prescribed in the Determination.

All of the general information listed above is set out in the Markings Determination. In addition, there are specific provisions for different uses of the markings, such as on a DVD slick, on a disc, on a box set, etcetera. Information on how to use the markings correctly and downloads are arranged in topic area sections for ease of access.



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