Approval of General Advertisements - Australian Government

Service summary

You will be required to apply for this approval if you intend to release a film, publication or computer game to the general public and you intend to create an advertisement for the publication, film or computer game.

All advertisements for films, publications or computer games that are intended to be shown to the public are required to be classified.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible to receive approval for an advertisement, you must:

  • Submit a signed application in writing; and
  • Provide a copy of the advertisement that you want classified.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements





Application for Approval of General Advertisement - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Administering agency

Department of Communications and the Arts

Act(s) name

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

Contact details

General Enquiries
Department of Communications and the Arts

Operating address:
38 Sydney Avenue
Australian Capital Territory 2603
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 2154
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601


1800 254 649


02 6271 1000


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