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The Classification Office classifies a range of written, recorded or stored information or images. These publications can be classified as restricted or objectionable if the Office thinks that making the publication available to everyone would be injurious to the public good. More information on the activities of the Office is found on this page.

You can also search for classification decisions made by the Office (or some of its predecessors) on the Decisions Database on this site.

Censorship system

The Office of Film and Literature Classification works with a number of other agencies to maintain the censorship system and enforce censorship law.

The Films, Videos and Publications Classification Act 1993 establishes the Classification Office and gives the Office power to examine and classify publications.

How to make a submission

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If you are from an enforcement agency and would like more information on submitting a publication or would like to download a Section 13 (1) form to submit a publication for classification, click here.

Do you need a copy of a decision?

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If you are an official and have submitted a publication, or made a submission on a publication, contact the Information Unit to find out if the publication has been classified.


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