Registration of Events - Australian Government

Service summary

You will be required to apply for this approval if you intend to hold an event that may include unclassified films, computer games or submittable publications in your program.

Only events that have been registered will be able to legally exhibit unclassified material. Films, computer games and publications that have already been classified in Australia do not need to be registered to meet the requirements of the Classification Scheme.

A 'registered event' must wholly or mainly involve or relate to the screening of films, demonstration of computer games, display of publications or, multiple types of media.

For all registered events, films and computer games that would likely be classified with an age restriction must be restricted to the relevant persons. A clear and legible notice about the relevant age restrictions must be prominently and publicly displayed at the event.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

You need to search the Classification database to check whether any of the films, computer games or publications in your programme have a classification history before registering your event.

Before you can register an event you will need to create an account for the organisation holding the event with the Classification Portal.


ApplyApplicationThere is no fee to register your event.

Additional information

Each unclassified film can only be screened a maximum of four times per state or territory during the course of a registered event. If you intend on touring to regional, rural or remote areas you may register each tour stop as a separate event.

Administering agency

Department of Communications and the Arts
Australian Communications and Media Authority
Compliance and Education

Supporting information


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