To give effect to the Commonwealth Government scheme for the classification of films.
The Act provides for the enforcement of the classification decisions made by the Commonwealth Classification Board and prohibits the publication of certain films.
It regulates various matters including the exhibition, sale, hire, possession, advertising and making of certain films.
The Act further sets out the enforcement provisions including offences and penalties for breaches of the Act.
The following are available from the Australian Classification website.
- Guidelines for the Classification of Films
- A range of fact sheets for industry and retailers on the operations of the national Classification Scheme
- Information on film festivals.