Films, publications and computer games

The Attorney-General's Department

Films, publications and computer games

The South Australian Classification Council (SACC) participate in a national scheme for the classification of films, publications and computer games and is supplementary to the national Classification Board

Concerns and complaints

If you're concerned about the classification of an item available in South Australia, first contact the national Classification Board.

If you're not satisfied with the response from the Classification Board, you can also complain to SACC about a film, videotape, publication or computer game. SACC can consider the complaint and can decide whether to classify the item differently. To complain to SACC:

  • email agd@agd.sa.gov.au
  • post: South Australian Classification Council
    GPO Box 464, Adelaide, SA, 5001

Clearly identify the item and give details of what your concern is. SACC will consider your complaint and decide whether a change of classification is needed.

TV, music lyrics, advertisements, or internet

If your complaint is about some other item, such as a television program, music lyrics, advertisement, or internet site see:

SACC can only deal with films, publications & computer games.

Exemption for films screening at a film festival or event

Some unclassified films that are screened at a film festival or event require an exemption from the national Classification Board. Films that have already been classified in Australia do not require an exemption to screen.

Under the Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995, specific categories of films are exempt from classification because of their content. Therefore some unclassified films may require an exemption from the national Classification Board to screen at a film festival or film event. 

For more information visit the National Classification Board website. 

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Last updated: 
Tuesday, 19 March 2013
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