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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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How it all works
How it all works
How it all works.

I want to show a film publicly

I want to show a film publicly—what are the rules?


Generally, films must be classified by the Classification Board or Classification Review Board before they can be publicly exhibited in Australia. A film can only be exhibited in the form and under the same title that it was classified.

Some films may be assessed as being exempt from classification, if they meet certain criteria.

Films that are granted approval to be screened as part of a film festival do not need to be classified.

Films that are imported into Australia must be classified before you can show them as classifications or ratings from overseas do not apply in Australia.


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