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

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​Background

The Classification Board does not handle classification of TV material

Material to be broadcast on television is not classified by the Classification Board, and complaints relating to material broadcast on television are not handled by the Classification Branch.

Who is responsible?

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (the ACMA) monitors complaints made to the television broadcasters to assess whether their codes of practice are in tune with prevailing community standards and concerns.

Free-to-air television

Content on free-to-air television is classified by in-house classifiers. SBS and ABC television have their own codes of practice, and the commercial networks operate under the Free TV Code of Practice. These codes of practice contain classification codes under which the classifiers operate.

The ACMA is responsible for classifying C (children’s) and P (preschool) programs in Australia for broadcast on commercial free-to-air television. More information on the C and P classifications can be found on the ACMA website.

Pay television

Pay TV stations classify content according to the Australian Subscription Television and Radio Association (ASTRA) Code of Practice.

 

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