Guidelines for the Classification of Films 2012 - Australian Government

Service summary

You may be required to comply with this Guideline if you intend to produce films for release within Australia. A film is any slide, video tape, disc, computer generated image or any other form of recording that make a visual image.

These Guidelines are a tool used to help classifiy films by explaining the different classification categories, and the scope and limits of material suitable for each category. They are revised from time to time, with extensive community input.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Other resources

Administering agency

Department of Communications and the Arts

Act(s) name

Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Regulations 2005 (Australian Government)

Contact details

General Enquiries
Department of Communications and the Arts

Operating address:
38 Sydney Avenue
Forrest
Australian Capital Territory 2603
Mailing address:
GPO Box 2154
Canberra
Australian Capital Territory 2601

Phone:

1800254649

Phone:

02 62711000

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