Parental Lock Technical Standard - Australian Government


You are required to compile with this standard if you are supplying Australia with digital TV receivers. This standard allows the user to control the access to programs based on their classifications, for example G, PG, M or MA.

Generally you can assume your product must comply with the standard if it is:

  • an integrated digital TV
  • a digital TV set-top box
  • a personal video recorder
  • a distribution device.

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.

Act(s) name

Broadcasting Services Act 1992 Australian Government

Administering agency

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

Australian Communications and Media Authority

Communications Infrastructure

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