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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.

Specific provisions—within a DVD or computer game

Within a DVD or computer game

This page contains information for markings that should appear at the beginning of a DVD or computer game.

Classification markings that appear at the beginning of films and games

Markings that should appear at the beginning of a film or computer game:

General requirements:

General requirements for display and legibility of classification markings at the beginning of DVDs and computer games

Classification markings that appear at the beginning of films and games

Films on DVD, Bluray and computer games can use either a "tag" before the start or a "ticker" that appears during the beginning of the film or computer game. All tags feature the classification, the classification description and the consumer advice that applies to the particular film or computer game. Tickers feature the classification and the consumer advice only.

Please note: These are low resolution examples only and cannot be downloaded for use as a marking. Their appearance here is purely for the purpose of showing you what they look like.

The consumer advice featured on the following tags and tickers are examples only and are not drawn from real products. Examples are in the form of the M classification.

3 second tags
View the M classification example [ZIP 736KB]

Tags that are at least 5 seconds long
View the M classification example [ZIP 2.2MB] 

Tickers
View the Tickers example [ZIP 141KB].

Please note: You will require Photoshop to view these tickers.

General requirements for display and legibility of classification markings at the beginning of DVDs and computer games

General provisions are set out in Part 3 of the Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) (Markings and Consumer Advice) Determination 2014.

Markings must be displayed

All films screened and computer games displayed must show classification markings and consumer advice relating to the film or game.

Any marking or consumer advice must be displayed on the physical product. If the film or game is not a physical product, or it is not practicable to display the classification due to the size and type of the physical product, then it must be displayed before the point of purchase of the film or game. If it is not practicable to display the marking before the point of purchase then it must be displayed before the point of access to the film or computer game. (See Section 13 of the Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) (Markings and Consumer Advice) Determination 2014).

Format and legibility

A marking must be displayed so that it is prominent, readily identifiable, and clearly legible and easily distinguishable from the background and any other information or moving image with which the marking is displayed. A marking that is displayed on a screen must be displayed for a period of time that is sufficient to allow the marking to be read in full. (See Section 11 of the Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) (Markings and Consumer Advice) Determination 2014).

Coloured markings must be coloured in accordance with CMYK or RGB values as listed in Part 3 of Schedule 1 of the Determination. See Section 12 of the Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) (Markings and Consumer Advice) Determination 2014).

The classification character or classification symbol may be displayed in black and white in a black and white environment.

The font for the classification symbol must be displayed in FF Din Bold. (See Schedule 1 Part 1.05 of the Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) (Markings and Consumer Advice) Determination 2014).

The font of consumer advice within the combination boxes and classification description within the classification description box must be printed in black Universe condensed regular type. (See Schedule 1 Part 1.06 of the Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) (Markings and Consumer Advice) Determination 2014).

There are alternative designs for classification symbol squares and classification symbol rectangles for films or computer games classified MA 15+ and R 18+ that are not subject to a complementary classification enforcement law. The word 'RESTRICTED' is omitted in these designs.

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