National Classification Code - Australian Government


You may be required to comply with this code if you intend to produce a publication, film, video or computer game that is intended for distribution within Australia.

Every film, video and computer game that is distributed in Australia, whether it is produced locally or comes from overseas, has to be classified by the Agency before it can be made available to the public. Some publications are also required to be classified.

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

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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