You may be required to comply with these guidelines if you intend to make a publication. A publication is any written or pictorial matter that isn't a film, computer game or advertisement for a film or computer game.
There are four types of classifications for publications. These are:
- category 1 restricted
- category 2 restricted
- refused classification (RC).
Certain publications, whether they are locally made or come from overseas, have to be classified before they can be sold, distributed or advertised in Australia. When making its classification decisions, the Board is required to reflect contemporary community standards and must apply criteria which are set out in the National Classification Code (the Code).
The guidelines describe in more detail the scope and limits of material suitable for each classification category.