Australian Classification Board
Industry Classification board
Founded 1970 (as OFLC)
Parent Attorney-General's Department,
OFLC (originally)

The Australian Classification Board is a statutory classification body formed by the Australian Government which classifies films, video games and publications for exhibition, sale or hire in Australia since its establishment in 1970. The Australian Classification Board was originally incorporated in the Office of Film and Literature Classification which was dissolved in 2006. The Attorney-General's Department now provides administrative support to the Board. Decisions made by the Board may be reviewed by the Australian Classification Review Board.


Icon Name of Rating Description
90px-OFLC small E.svg280px-Exempt for classification Extempt from Classification Selected material cannot be rated.
90px-OFLC small G.svg280px-OFLC large G.svg General Exhibition Designated for general viewing.
90px-OFLC small PG.svg280px-OFLC large PG.svg Parental Guidance Requires parental supervision.
90px-OFLC small M.svg280px-OFLC large M.svg Mature Contains material that requires a mature perspective but is not deemed too strong for younger viewers.
90px-OFLC small MA15 .svg280px-OFLC large MA15 .svg Mature Accompanied The content is considered unsuitable for exhibition by persons under the age of 15. Persons under this age may only legally purchase or exhibit MA15+ rated content under the supervision of an adult guardian. This is a legally restricted category.
90px-OFLC small R18 .svg280px-OFLC large R18 .svg Restricted People under 18 may not buy, rent or exhibit these films. Games rated this are banned from Australia.
90px-OFLC small X18 .svg280px-OFLC large X18 .svg Restricted People under 18 may not buy, rent or exhibit these films. Games rated this are banned from Australia.
Previous Ratings
35px-OFLC Games G.svg General For general viewing.
35px-OFLC Australia Rating - G8 General for 8 Years or older Material classified G8+ may contain material which some children find confusing or upsetting, and may require the guidance of parents or guardians.
35px-OFLC Australia Rating - M15 Mature Despite the title, material classified M15+ is not recommended for people under 15 years of age. Nonetheless, there are still no legal restrictions thus any age is allowed to access these titles.
35px-OFLC Australia Rating - MA15 Mature Accompanied Material classified MA15+ is considered unsuitable for people under 15 years of age. It is a legally restricted category. People under the age of 15 are not allowed to purchase or hire unless accompanied by a parent or adult guardian.