Registration of an Event - Australian Government


You will need this approval if you intend to hold an event that may include unclassified films, computer games or unclassified publications that contain material that should be restricted to adults.

Only events that have been registered will be able to legally exhibit unclassified material. Films, computer games and publications that have already been classified in Australia do not need to be registered to meet the requirements of the Classification Scheme.

A registered event must wholly or mainly involve or relate to the screening of films, demonstration of computer games, display of publications or, multiple types of media.

For all registered events, films and computer games that would likely be classified with an age restriction must be restricted to the relevant persons. A clear and legible notice about the relevant age restrictions must be prominently and publicly displayed at the event.

Each unclassified film can only be screened a maximum of four times per state or territory during the course of a registered event.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

You need to search the Classification database to check whether any of the films, computer games or publications in your program have a classification history before registering your event.

Before you can register an event you will need to create an account for the organisation holding the event with the Classification Portal.

If you intend on touring to regional, rural or remote areas you may register each tour stop as a separate event.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All There is no fee to register your event.


Other resources

Act(s) name

Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) (Conditional Cultural Exemption Rules) Instrument 2015 Australian Government

Administering agency

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

Australian Communications and Media Authority

Compliance and Education

Contact details

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