Classification descriptions for films
The look of the classification information that you see on film products (including online, videos and DVDs) and advertising material for them has changed. However their meaning has not.
The classification position will almost always appear at the bottom left of advertising.
Each classification is now coloured. G is green, PG is yellow, M is blue, MA 15+ is red and R 18+ and X 18+ are both black.
In most circumstances, when you see the classification, you will also see a white space next to it that contains some brief advice phrases, called consumer advice. This information is specific to the film that has been classified and is designed to further provide you with specific information about the content that will assist you in your choice. Examples of consumer advice may be mild violence, moderate sex scenes, strong violence, frequent coarse language etc.
These classification decisions are made by members of the Classification Board who are representative of the wider Australian community. Decisions may be reviewed by the Classification Review Board. Classification Operations Branch.