Classifications help you decide which films to choose. Classifications tell you about the impact of the content and the most suitable audience for a film.
G is an advisory classification The content is very mild in impact. G films are for general viewing. While many G films are for children, not all will be of interest to them.
The ‘guardian’ must be an adult exercising ‘parental control’ over the person under 15 years of age. The guardian needs to be 18 years or older. An older sibling or friend would not generally satisfy this requirement, whereas a grandparent, aunt or uncle may.
There is no legal restriction on who can see an M film. The content for M films is moderate and a mature perspective is required. M films are recommended for people aged 15 or older. A person needs to be 15 or older to see an MA 15+ film. The content is strong and unsuitable for people aged under 15. However people under 15 can see an MA 15+ film if accompanied by their parent or an adult guardian.
Film theft has an enormous impact on filmmakers, cinema staff and consumers everywhere. You should be alert to the unauthorised use of camcorders and mobile phones in cinemas. Selling or distributing pirated product is a criminal offence.
You can obtain further information about the National Classification Scheme at www.classification.gov.au
Or contact: Classification Operations Branch Locked Bag 3 HAYMARKET NSW 1240
Phone: 02 9289 7100 Fax: 02 9289 7101 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Copyright and Classification Policy Branch Phone: 02 6141 3416 www.ag.gov.au