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Not recommended for children under 15; may contain material which some children find confusing or upsetting.
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Restricted - unsuitable for persons under 15; may contain strong content.
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Specific Provisions - Publications Markings

​Publications

The requirements and downloads on this page apply to publications that are classified Unrestricted, Category 1 restricted and Category 2 restricted. There are specific requirements about how publications should show classification markings. The Classification (Markings for Publications) Determination 2007 prescribes the classification markings and how they are to be displayed on the covers and packaging of publications.

Publications markings downloads

Specific requirements for:

General provisions for publications

Publications marking downloads

The artwork is available in jpeg and eps format:

Print publications artwork [ZIP 2.74MB]

Specific provisions

The Classification (Markings for Publications) Determination 2007 outlines how the markings must be displayed on publications.

Unrestricted

  • where no consumer advice is listed, the marking shall contain "UNRESTRICTED" and appear as contained in the available download;
  • where consumer advice 'M (Mature) - Not Recommended for Readers under 15 Years' is listed, it should appear as contained in the available download

Category 1 restricted

  • either marking contained in the download can be used
  • if the publication is contained in opaque packaging material, both the publication and the packaging must display the classification markings, with markings to be placed in the top half of the front of the sealed package in which the publication is contained

Category 2 restricted

  • either marking contained in the download can be used
  • if the publication is contained in opaque packaging material, both the publication and the packaging must display the classification markings, with markings to be placed in the top half of the front of the sealed package in which the publication is contained
  • the publication must not be delivered to a person unless it is contained in a package made of opaque material

General provisions

  • the classification marking used will have a minimum size of 30mm high by 70mm wide
  • the classification marking must be displayed so that the form and manner of display is prominent, readily identifiable and clearly legible
  • a marking must be displayed so that the typeface and colour are easily distinguishable from the background and other matter with which they are displayed