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All applications for film, computer game and publication classification can be submitted through our Classification Portal.
Learn more about how to apply for classification, including how to:
Don’t have access to the portal? Register online
If you still need assistance after reading the above information, you can contact us through our online form below.
It’s illegal to import and export films, computer games and publications that have been classified Refused Classification (RC) or are prohibited under Customs regulations.
In very limited circumstances, you may be eligible for permission from the Classification Board to import or export objectional goods.
Find out what you need to include in your request for permission to import or export objectionable goods.
There are rules relating to showing, selling and advertising films, computer games and publications.
These rules provide guidance for displaying classification markings, messaging on unclassified content, exhibiting films publicly, selling publications which require classification and more.
Find out which rules are relevant for you and learn more about the requirements to advertise, show and sell.
We offer training to become an assessor for
Courses are held throughout the year.
Tailored training to meet specific needs is available upon request for industry and government and law enforcement bodies.
Read more about each course, see course fees and access the registration forms on our content assessor training page.
If you still need assistance after reading the above information, you can contact us through our online form.
We regulate the classification of films (including episodic series) made available on streaming services, DVDs, Blu-ray and at cinemas and festivals, as well as computer games and certain publications. For more detail, please refer to What We Classify.
To make a complaint about the classification of content on the Australian Netflix streaming service, please contact Netflix directly at: email@example.com. If you are dissatisfied with their response, contact us.
To make a complaint about the classification of content on another streaming services, please contact the relevant service provider directly. If you are dissatisfied with their response, contact us.
To make a complaint concerning a trailer advertising for a film or computer game shown at the cinema, please contact the cinema directly. If you are dissatisfied with their response, contact us.
To make a complaint about advertising for a product or service for example on TV, cinema or billboards, contact the relevant company directly, or lodge a complaint with Ad Standards.
To report illegal and harmful online content, image-based abuse or cyberbullying, refer to the process at the eSafety Commissioner’s website.
To make a complaint about TV or radio programs, refer to the process at the Australian Communications and Media Authority’s website.
If you want to proceed with making a complaint to us, you can complete our online form below.
To make an FOI application relating to documents held by the Classification Board or Classification Review Board that are not published on this website, please contact the FOI Officer at the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
If you are unsure whether an FOI application is necessary, please contact us or complete the online form below.
Please contact the media team at the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications for all media and publicity enquiries:
Telephone:: 1300 732 749 (within Australia)
New positions are advertised on the Department of Communications and the Arts website.
Positions on the Classification Board and Classification Review Board are periodically advertised in the Careers section of the Department of Communications and the Arts website.
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