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Request a fee waiver

In some circumstances, you may be eligible for fees to be waived. To be eligible for a fee waiver, the content of the film, computer game or publication must meet the requirements of section 91 of the Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995.

Which fees can be waived?

You can request that the Minister waive all or part of:

  • classification fees
  • fees for reviews of classification decisions
  • any other fees payable for an application made under the Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995

Check your eligibility

All or part of the fees may be waived if:

  • it is in the public interest to do so
  • there is a public health or educational benefit
  • the content is special interest material with a limited distribution that is
    • wholly or mainly a documentary record of an event, or
    • of a cultural or like nature, or
    • a short film from a new or emerging film-maker
  • the applicant is:
    •  the Government of Australia or a State or Territory, or
    •  certain types of charities and not for profits 

Submit your request

You will need to submit your application via the Classification Portal and email a fee waiver request to the applications team at


The fee waiver application will vary depending on:

  • who is applying for the waiver
  • the nature and purpose of the content

Please contact us for assistance with your fee waiver application at

Fee waiver decision

Decision notification

A decision will be made as soon as possible.

We will phone or email you when the decision has been made. We will also notify you formally in writing within 28 days of the decision.

Appeal the decision

If you disagree with the decision, you can appeal to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.