The Labelling Body is responsible for rating, cross-rating and providing copies of labels for films, videos, DVDs and games.
Under section 71 of the Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Act 1993 the Film and Video Labelling Body can give ratings to films, videos, DVDs and games and cross-rates films, videos, DVDs and games given unrestricted classifications in Australia and the Britain.
If you are not sure whether a film, video, DVD or game that you are distributing has already been rated by the Labelling Body or classified by the Office , you search the title in the Labelling Body's website.
Films supplied to the general public must be labelled with the correct New Zealand labels. Failure to do so is an offence which carries a maximum fine of $3,000 for an individual or
$10,000 for a company.
In order to obtain labels for your film, you should contact the Labelling Body.
Film and Video Labelling Body Inc.
Level 3, 14 - 16 College Hill, Ponsonby, Auckland
PO Box 2627, Auckland, New Zealand
Ph. +64 09 361 3882
Fax. +64 09 360 1135