You will require this registration if you intend to sell or distribute restricted publications in Western Australia. Publications are classified according to the National Classification Code. Certain publications are restricted to adults because they contain material which may cause offence or is unsuitable for a person under the age of 18. There are two classes of restricted classification:
- Category 1, generally includes sexualised nudity
- Category 2, shows actual sexual activity between consenting adults and may only be sold on adults only premises.
Publications include any written or pictorial material, such as:
- computer games
- newspapers and periodicals
Your application must specify each of the premises at which you intend to sell or distribute restricted publications. Additional premises can be added to your registration on request.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
To be eligible for this registration you must:
- Be a fit and proper person to be registered;
- Provide any required information; and
- Pay the required fee.
Registration will generally be available unless you, or a person involved in the management of your business, has previously been convicted of an offence which makes you unsuitable for registration.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
Application for Registration to Sell Restricted Publications - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.
Please submit your application with the required fees.
Approximately one week.
Department of the Attorney General
Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Enforcement Act 1996 (Western Australia)
Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Enforcement Regulations 1996 (Western Australia)
The information contained on the Australian Business Licence and Information Service
(ABLIS) web site, or via packages or other sources is intended for general guidance
To the full extent permitted by law, the Federal, State, Territory and Local Governments
make no representations or warranties (expressed or implied) in relation to the
information, including its accuracy, currency or completeness.
The business information provided does not constitute professional or legal advice,
nor is the use of any third party resource an endorsement of the information contained,
the associated organisation, product or service. It is recommended that you obtain
appropriate professional and /or independent legal advice to ensure that the material
provided here is relevant to your particular circumstances.
To the full extent permitted by law the Federal, State, Territory and Local Governments,
their employees and agents do not accept any liability for any reason, including
without limitation, liability in negligence, to any person for the general information
which is provided herein, or in respect of anything, including the consequences
of anything done, or not done, by any such person in whole or partial reliance upon