The Australian Classification Board provide the following guidelines for film classifications
Classifications help you decide which films to choose, telling you about the impact of the content and the most suitable audience for a film or computer game.
Some movies are exempt from classification and are listed with an E on the Ezyflix site.
A film can be exempt if it was made for business, accounting, professional, scientific or educational purposes, unless it contains a visual image that would be likely to cause it to be classified MA15+ or higher.
Other film types that may be exempt from classification include current affairs programs, hobbyist, sporting, live performances or musical presentations.
G is an advisory classification.
The content is very mild in impact.
G films and computer games are for general viewing. While many G films and computer games are for children, not all will be of interest to them.
PG is an advisory classification.
The content is mild in impact.
PG films and computer games contain material that a parent or carer might need to explain to younger children.
M is an advisory classification.
The content is moderate in impact.
M films and computer games are not recommended for people aged under 15 as a level of maturity is required.
MA 15+ is a legally restricted classification.
The content is strong in impact.
MA 15+ films and computer games are not suitable for people aged under 15.
A person aged under 15 cannot purchase or rent an MA 15+ film or computer game unless accompanied by his or her parent or an adult guardian.
R 18+ is a legally restricted classification.
The content is high in impact.
R 18+ films are not suitable for people aged under 18.
People aged under 18 cannot purchase or rent an R 18+ film.
There is currently no R 18+ classification for computer games. Computer games containing content beyond MA 15+ are Refused Classification and are therefore banned in Australia.
This classification is a special and legally restricted category which contains only sexually explicit material. That is material which contains real depictions of actual sexual intercourse and other sexual activity between consenting adults.
No depiction of violence, sexual violence, sexualised violence or coercion is allowed in the category. It does not allow sexually assaultive language. Nor does it allow consensual depictions which purposefully demean anyone involved in that activity for the enjoyment of viewers.
Fetishes such as body piercing, application of substances such as candle wax, 'golden showers', bondage, spanking or fisting are not permitted.
As the category is restricted to activity between consenting adults, it does not permit any depictions of non-adult persons, including those aged 16 or 17, nor of adult persons who look like they are under 18 years. Nor does it permit persons 18 years of age or over to be portrayed as minors.