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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.

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What is a registered event?

General rules

To be a 'registered event' an event must wholly or mainly involve or relate to the screening of films, demonstration of computer games and/or display of publications. A single event may comprise one or multiple types of media (eg. only films, or films plus computer games).

All unclassified films screening at the event and all unclassified computer games to be publicly demonstrated or made available for play must be included in the registration. Submittable publications must likewise be registered to allow them to be displayed at the event.

The event must comply with the following conditions from Sections 6D and 6E of the Commonwealth Act and the Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) (Conditional Cultural Exemption Rules) Instrument 'the Instrument':

Number of Screenings

Please be aware that for registered events each unclassified film can be screened a maximum of four times per state or territory during the course of an event.

Film festivals and events that tour to regional, rural or remote areas under the auspices of a "travelling film festival" or a "touring film festival" may register each tour stop or regional stop as a separate event. If you are unsure whether you are a travelling or touring film festival, please contact the Compliance and Education section on 02 9289 7100 to discuss your situation. 

Age Conditions

For all registered events:

  • Films and computer games that would likely be classified R 18+ must be restricted to persons aged 18 years and over
  • Films and computer games that would likely be classified M or MA 15+ must not be exhibited to persons under 15 years unless accompanied by an adult
  • Publications likely to be classified Category 1 restricted must only be displayed to persons aged 18 years and over

Prohibited material

Registered events must not screen films or demonstrate computer games that would be likely to be classified X 18+ or RC. They also cannot display publications likely to be classified Category 2 restricted or RC.

Display of notice

A clear and legible notice about the relevant age restrictions must be prominently and publicly displayed at the event. This should include signage at each screening location. You may wish to also include information about age conditions at point of ticket purchase, on the event website, screening programme and any advertising.

Applying for a variation to these requirements

Variation to or exemption from  these rules is available on application only and subject to approval by the Director of the Classification Board under Section 6H of Commonwealth Act. If you are considering applying for a variation or exemption, you should contact us to discuss your situation before organising any event.

 

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