Guidelines for the Classification of Films 2012 - Australian Government


You may be required to comply with these guidelines if you intend to produce films for release within Australia. Films include any slide, video tape, disc, computer generated image or any other form of recording that makes a visual image.

These guidelines are a tool to help classify 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 is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995 AG

Regulation(s) name

Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Regulations 2005 AG

Administering agency

Department of Communications and the Arts

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

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
Phone: 02 6271 1000
Phone: 1800 254 649