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Please be advised the Classification Branch office will be closed
from 5:00pm Monday 24 December until Tuesday the 1 January 2019 inclusive.
We wish you a safe Christmas break, the branch will return
on Wednesday 2 January and will be available to assist then

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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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Information for the general public.
Classification compliance information.
How it all works
How it all works
How it all works.



You must provide the following information and materials no later than two full business days before the arranged screening date:

  • a completed and signed Film (Public Exhibition) Application Form, in the box on the right of this page, or use the form on the Classification portal
  • the correct fee
  • a complete and final copy of the film plus any DCP keys required—please read the information below for details on what is needed by the Board
  • an adequate synopsis of the film.

Failure to provide all this material will result in your screening being cancelled and delays with your application.

KDM information

KDMs for your film should give the Board access to the film for a full working day, to give flexibility in scheduling and for other operational reasons. If you cannot provide a KDM that is open for a full working day, please contact us to discuss. If you provide a KDM that is not open for a full working day, you may need to organise additional access to your film so the Board can view portions of the film outside of the original window.

Watermarks and timecodes

If your film contains a watermark it must comply with the Board's requirements—please check the examples to see what is allowed by the Board. If your film's watermark does not comply, it will not be screened for viewing, and will delay the classification of your product.

The Board may decline to screen any film where content has been obscured by time coding, watermarking or any other image not intended for the film's release, or where audio/video quality has been degraded.

Other important information

If DCP media or keys do not work correctly then the screening date will be delayed. If your film has beginning and/or end credits, make sure these are included in the copy of the film you send to the Board.


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