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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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Classification compliance information.
How it all works
How it all works
How it all works.


​Why would I have my publication classified?

General rules

Most publications do not need to be classified to be distributed or advertised in Australia. The exception to this is for submittable publications—these are described below.

You can choose to submit any publication or printed material for classification, whether or not you believe it would be restricted to adults upon classification. For example you may wish to submit publications for classification when your wholesale clients have a requirement that you do so.

Submittable publications

Submittable publications are publications which contain material that would cause them to be restricted to adults if they were classified. This includes material that is unsuitable for a minor to see or read, or material that is likely to cause offence to a reasonable adult. These publications must be classified before being sold or advertised.


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