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This article explains the classification symbols you see beside BigPond Movies and describes the audience that each category is suitable for.

Good to know:

– General

  • suitable for all viewers
  • will not harm or disturb children
  • children can watch unsupervised

Good to know:

  • Not all programs in this category are made for children.

– Parental Guidance

  • could be confusing or upsetting to children without parental guidance.

Parents could:

  • watch the program before their children do
  • watch it with their children
  • be there if children want to discuss the program

– Mature

  • not recommended for children under 15
  • potentially harmful or disturbing
  • this a recommendation not a legal restriction

– Mature Accompanied

  • children under 15 cannot watch without a parent or adult guardian
  • likely to be harmful or disturbing
  • legally restricted

– Restricted

  • unsuitable for people under 18
  • some material may be offensive to some adults
  • legally restricted to adults over 18

E – Exempt from classification

Exempt programs include those made for:

  • business purposes
  • accounting purposes
  • professional purposes
  • scientific purposes
  • educational purposes.

Other programs that may be exempt include:

  • current affairs
  • shows about hobbies
  • sport
  • live performances
  • musical presentations

Want more information?

Visit the Australian Classification site.





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