Contact the ACMA for the complaints process regarding radio and TV content.
The eSafety Commissioner is Australia’s independent regulator for online safety and enforces several regulatory schemes under the Online Safety Act 2021. Prohibited and potentially prohibited content in the Online Safety Act 2021 is determined by reference to the classification categories in the National Classification Scheme.
Recorded music is monitored by the Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA). Warning stickers are displayed on products with music that includes strong lyrics. Contact ARIA for complaints about the content of recorded music (without any visual content).
Live shows and music concerts
Live theatrical performances (including music concerts) do not generally fall within the classification scheme. If a theatre production is considered indecent or obscene, it may breach state and territory legislation or common law. This is a matter for the enforcement authority in the relevant state or territory. There may be limitations on how and where performances that are arguably obscene and/or indecent are shown. Works may be considered obscene where they are offensive to contemporary community standards.