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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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Information for the media industry.
Classification compliance information.
How it all works
How it all works
How it all works.

Research documents

Research documents

Important note: Some of these reports may contain offensive material. The reports may discuss in detail the classifiable elements of themes, violence, sex, language, drug use and nudity. Parental supervision of this facility is recommended.

This section is designed to provide access to research and other reference materials that are useful in researching classification issues.

Please contact the Classification Branch if you have any difficulty downloading the documents.

Market research

Market research is undertaken to gauge consumer standards and behaviour, which is important in policy formulation. In general this involves members of the community in qualitative or quantitative studies.

Compliance research

Compliance research gauges and monitors the effectiveness of the National Classification Scheme in action in the entertainment marketplace.

Commissioned research

Commissioned research is specifically undertaken in support of the development of policy advice. This type of research includes the sourcing, interpretation and application of findings from research already undertaken by experts in a number of different disciplines.

Parliamentary Committee reports and submissions

Reports of the Australian Law Reform Commission

Other reports