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SLI 2005 No. 264 Regulations as amended, taking into account amendments up to Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Amendment Regulations 2011 (No. 1)
Administered by: Communications and the Arts
Registered 05 Sep 2011
Start Date 05 Sep 2011
Table of contents.

Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Regulations 2005

Select Legislative Instrument 2005 No. 264 as amended

made under the

This compilation was prepared on 5 September 2011
taking into account amendments up to SLI 2011 No. 160

Prepared by the Office of Legislative Drafting and Publishing,
Attorney‑General’s Department, Canberra


Contents

                        1      Name of Regulations [see Note 1]                                    4

                        2      Commencement                                                              4

                        3      Repeal and transitional                                                    4

                        4      Interpretation                                                                   4

                        5      Fee for classification of publication                                 6

                        6      Fee for declaration that classification applies to future issues of publication 6

                        7      Fee for classification of film                                            7

                        8      Fee for classification of computer game                          9

                        9      Priority processing                                                          9

                       10      Fee for certain information                                             10

                       11      Fee for certificate that film or computer game is exempt 10

                       12      Fee for approval of advertisement                                 10

                       13      Fee for assessment of likely classification of unclassified film or computer game     11

                       14      Fee for review of decision                                             11

                       15      Refund of fee for application for classification               11

                       16      Refund of fee for application for review                         12

                       17      Fee for withdrawal of application for classification for which priority processing fee has been paid                                                                              14

                    17A      Maximum number of members                                       15

                       18      Fee for issue of certificate                                             15

                       19      When certain fees are reduced or not payable                 15

                       20      Calculation of period within which Board is to make decision (Act s 87A)      16

                       21      Period within which the Review Board is to make a decision (Act s 87B)        17

                       22      Advertising of unclassified films and unclassified computer games — transitional     18

Schedule 1                  Fees                                                                             19

Part 1                             Fee for classification of a publication                             19

Division 1                     Publications                                                                  19

Division 2                     Other                                                                            19

Part 2                             Fee for classification of a film for public exhibition         19

Division 1                     New application                                                             19

Division 2                     Other                                                                            20

Part 3                             Fee for classification of a film other than a film for public exhibition 20

Division 1                     New application                                                             20

Division 1A                  Fee for classification of previously classified or certified exempt film with extra content not submitted with assessment by additional content assessor 21

Division 2                     Other                                                                            22

Division 3                     Priority processing                                                        22

Part 4                             Fee for classification of computer game                        22

Division 1                     Category of computer game                                          22

Division 2                     Computer game for which demonstration required or accepted         23

Division 3                     Other                                                                            23

Division 4                     Priority processing                                                        23

Part 5                             Fee for information                                                        23

Part 6                             Fee for exempt film or exempt computer game certificate 23

Division 1                     Film for public exhibition                                               23

Division 2                     Film other than a film for public exhibition                      24

Division 3                     Category of computer game                                          25

Division 4                     Computer game for which demonstration required or accepted         25

Part 7                             Fee for evidentiary certificate under section 87 of Act     25

Part 8                             Other fees                                                                     26

Notes                                                                                                          27

 


  

  

1              Name of Regulations [see Note 1]

                These Regulations are the Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Regulations 2005.

2              Commencement

                These Regulations commence on 1 December 2005.

3              Repeal and transitional

         (1)   The Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Regulations are repealed.

         (2)   Despite the repeal by these Regulations of regulation 12 of the Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Regulations, that regulation as in force immediately before 1 December 2005 continues to apply until 31 December 2005 in relation to eligible documents within the meaning of that regulation.

4              Interpretation

         (1)   In these Regulations:

Act means the Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995.

Assessed Computer Game means the category of computer game for which an application for classification of the game is accompanied by an assessment of the game by an authorised person that recommends that the game be classified G, PG or M.

authorised person means a person authorised for subsection 17 (3) of the Act.

Computer Game — Level 1 means:

                (a)    for an application for classification of a computer game — the category of computer game:

                          (i)    for which the application is not accompanied by an assessment of the game by an authorised person; and

                         (ii)    that is not covered by paragraph (a) of the definition of Computer Game — Level 2; and

               (b)    for an application for a certificate that an unclassified computer game is an exempt computer game — the category of computer game that is not covered by paragraph (b) of the definition of Computer Game — Level 2.

Computer Game — Level 2 means:

                (a)    for an application for classification of a computer game — the category of computer game for which the application:

                          (i)    is not accompanied by an assessment of the game by an authorised person; and

                         (ii)    if subsection 17 (2) of the Act applies — is accompanied by a separate recording of any part of the computer game that is likely to be regarded as containing contentious material; and

                        (iii)    is accompanied by a separate recording of the game that displays typical game play; and

               (b)    for an application for a certificate that an unclassified computer game is an exempt computer game — the category of computer game:

                          (i)    for which the game does not contain material that could cause the game to be classified M or a higher classification; and

                         (ii)    for which the application is accompanied by a separate recording of the game that displays typical game play.

Demonstrated Computer Game, in relation to an application for classification of, or a certificate in relation to, a computer game, means an application:

                (a)    that, under subsection 19 (2) or 28A (4) of the Act, is required to be demonstrated; or

               (b)    in respect of which the applicant has proposed, and the Board has accepted, that a demonstration before the Board be performed.

running time, in relation to a film, means the audio or visual content of a film measured in elapsed time from the first sound or image to the final sound or image.

State or Territory includes an authority of a State or Territory.

         (2)   A reference to revised publication is a reference to the alteration of a publication that has been classified by the subsequent replacement of any part of the content in respect of which the publication was classified.

         (3)   A reference to title change is a reference to the alteration of a film, publication or computer game that has been classified by the subsequent replacement of the title under which the film, publication or computer game was classified.

5              Fee for classification of publication

         (1)   For subparagraph 13 (1) (d) (i) and subsection 22A (2) of the Act, and subject to regulation 19, the fee in respect of a publication that, in relation to its number of pages, is specified in column 2 of an item in Part 1 of Schedule 1 is the amount prescribed in column 3 of the item.

         (2)   For subparagraph 13 (1) (d) (i) of the Act, the fee in respect of a publication that:

                (a)    is a revised publication; or

               (b)    has undergone a title change;

is the amount prescribed in column 3 of the item in Part 1 of Schedule 1 that applies to the publication.

6              Fee for declaration that classification applies to future issues of publication

                For subsections 13 (3) and 22A (2) of the Act, and subject to regulation 19, the fee in respect of a declaration that the classification for an original issue of a periodical applies to one or more future issues is the amount prescribed in column 3 of item 1 in Part 8 of Schedule 1.

Note   For classification of original and future issues of periodicals, see Classification (Serial Publications) Principles 2005.

7              Fee for classification of film

         (1)   For subparagraph 14 (1) (d) (i) and subsection 22A (2) of the Act, and subject to regulation 19:

                (a)    the fee in respect of a film for public exhibition that, in relation to its running time, is specified in column 2 of an item in Part 2 of Schedule 1, is the amount prescribed in column 3 of the item; and

               (b)    the fee in respect of a film for public exhibition that has undergone a title change is the amount prescribed in column 3 of the item in Part 2 of Schedule 1 that applies to the film; and

              (ba)    the fee for a film, other than a film for public exhibition, is the amount mentioned in item 1A in Division 1 of Part 3 of Schedule 1 if the film is:

                          (i)    a television series film; and

                         (ii)    submitted with an assessment of the film by an authorised television series assessor; and

                (c)    the fee for a film, other than a film for public exhibition or a film to which paragraph (d), (e), (f) or (g) or subregulation (1B) applies, is the amount mentioned in an item in Part 3 of Schedule 1 for a film of the running time mentioned in the item; and

               (d)    the fee in respect of a film other than a film for public exhibition that has undergone a title change is the amount prescribed in column 3 of the item in Part 3 of Schedule 1 that applies to the film; and

                (e)    the fee for a film, other than a film for public exhibition, consisting of 1 or more classified films or certified exempt films and additional content, submitted with an assessment of the additional content by an additional content assessor, is the amount mentioned in item 2 of Division 2 of Part 3 of Schedule 1; and

                (f)    the fee for a film, other than a film for public exhibition, consisting of 1 or more non‑certified exempt films and additional content, submitted with an assessment of the additional content by an additional content assessor, is the sum of:

                          (i)    the amount mentioned in Division 1 of Part 3 of Schedule 1 for the duration of the non‑certified exempt film or films; and

                         (ii)    the amount mentioned in item 3 of Division 2 of Part 3 of Schedule 1; and

               (g)    the fee for a film, other than a film for public exhibition, consisting of 1 or more classified films or certified exempt films, or any combination of classified films and certified exempt films, and 1 or more non‑certified exempt films, and additional content, submitted with an assessment of the additional content by an additional content assessor, is the sum of:

                          (i)    the amount mentioned in Division 1 of Part 3 of Schedule 1 for the duration of the non‑certified exempt film or films; and

                         (ii)    the amount mentioned in item 3 of Division 2 of Part 3 of Schedule 1.

      (1A)   For subparagraph 14 (1) (d) (i) and subsection 22A (2) of the Act, and subject to regulation 19, the fee for a film mentioned in subregulation (1B) is the amount mentioned in an item in Division 1A of Part 3 of Schedule 1 for a film with the duration of extra content mentioned in the item.

      (1B)   For subregulation (1A), the film is a film, other than a film for public exhibition, that:

                (a)    comprises 1 or more classified films or certified exempt films; and

               (b)    has extra content not submitted with an assessment of additional content by an additional content assessor.

      (1C)   In subregulation (1A):

duration of extra content means the running time of the whole film minus the running time of the classified film or certified exempt film.

Note   If a film comprises 1 or more classified films and certified exempt films, the running time of both types of films are to be deducted from the running time of the whole film when calculating a fee under subregulation 7 (1A).

         (2)   In this regulation:

certified exempt film means a film for which a certificate has been issued under Division 6 of Part 2 of the Act.

non‑certified exempt film means an exempt film for which a certificate has not been issued under Division 6 of Part 2 of the Act.

8              Fee for classification of computer game

                For paragraph 17 (1) (d) and subsection 22A (2) of the Act, and subject to regulation 19:

                (a)    the fee in respect of a category of computer game specified in column 2 of an item in Part 4 of Schedule 1 is the amount prescribed in column 3 of the item; and

               (b)    the fee in respect of a computer game that has undergone a title change is the amount prescribed in column 3 of the item in Part 4 of Schedule 1 that applies to the computer game.

9              Priority processing

         (1)   Subregulations (2) and (3) apply to an application under section 14 of the Act for classification of a film, other than a film for public exhibition, if it is accompanied by:

                (a)    the priority processing fee mentioned in Division 3 of Part 3 of Schedule 1; and

               (b)    the applicable fee for classification of the film mentioned in Part 3 of Schedule 1.

      (1A)   Subregulations (2) and (3) apply to an application under section 17 of the Act for classification of a computer game if it is accompanied by:

                (a)    the applicable fee for classification of the computer game mentioned in Part 4 of Schedule 1; and

               (b)    the priority processing fee mentioned in Division 4 of Part 4 of Schedule 1.

         (2)   The Board must:

                (a)    classify, or refuse to classify, the film or computer game; or

               (b)    determine that the film or computer game is, or is not, an exempt film or game;

within 5 business days after receiving all the material required to enable classification (or exemption).

         (3)   An amount equal to the priority processing fee paid must be returned to the applicant if subregulation (2) is not complied with.

Note   Subsection 26 (4) of the Act sets out when notice of a decision must be given to an applicant.

10            Fee for certain information

                For section 27 of the Act, the fee for information of a kind specified in column 2 of an item in Part 5 of Schedule 1 is the amount prescribed in column 3 of the item.

11            Fee for certificate that film or computer game is exempt

                For subparagraph 28A (2) (c) (i) of the Act:

                (a)    the fee in respect of an unclassified film for public exhibition that, in relation to its running time, is specified in column 2 of an item in Part 6 of Schedule 1 is the amount prescribed in column 3 of the item; and

               (b)    the fee in respect of an unclassified film other than a film for public exhibition that, in relation to its running time, is specified in column 2 of an item in Part 6 of Schedule 1 is the amount prescribed in column 3 of the item; and

                (c)    the fee in respect of a category of computer game specified in column 2 of an item in Part 6 of Schedule 1 is the amount prescribed in column 3 of the item.

12            Fee for approval of advertisement

                For paragraph 29 (2) (d) of the Act, the fee for an application for approval of an advertisement is the amount prescribed in column 3 of item 2 in Part 8 of Schedule 1.

13            Fee for assessment of likely classification of unclassified film or computer game

                For paragraph 32 (2) (f) of the Act, the fee for the assessment of the likely classification of an unclassified film or an unclassified computer game is the amount mentioned in column 3 of item 3 in Part 8 of Schedule 1.

14            Fee for review of decision

                For paragraph 43 (1) (d) of the Act, the fee for review of a decision is the amount prescribed in column 3 of item 4 in Part 8 of Schedule 1.

15            Refund of fee for application for classification

         (1)   If an applicant for classification of a publication, film or computer game withdraws the application before a decision has been made by the Board in relation to the application, the applicant may apply to the Director for a refund of all or part of the application fee paid.

Note   Regulation 17 applies in relation to an application, for classification of a film other than a film for public exhibition or of a computer game, that is withdrawn by an applicant who has paid the fee and the priority processing fee in relation to the application.

         (2)   An application for refund of all or part of an application fee must:

                (a)    be in writing; and

               (b)    state the date on which the application for classification was made; and

                (c)    be made in a form acceptable to the Director.

         (3)   In determining the amount of the fee to be refunded (if any), the Director must have regard to the following:

                (a)    the applicant is entitled to a full refund of the amount of the fee paid only if:

                          (i)    the application for refund was made no later than 1 business day after the application for classification was made; and

                         (ii)    the Board had not made a decision about the application for classification at the time the application for refund was made;

               (b)    the Director is entitled to retain $180 of the amount of the fee paid if:

                          (i)    the application for refund was made in the period commencing 2 business days after the application for classification was made and ending at the end of 5 business days after the application for classification was made; and

                         (ii)    the Board had not made a decision about the application for classification at the time the application for refund was made;

                (c)    the Director is entitled to retain $360 of the amount of the fee paid if:

                          (i)    the application for refund was made 6 business days, or later, after the application for classification was made; and

                         (ii)    the Board had not made a decision about the application for classification at the time the application for refund was made;

               (d)    in any other case — the applicant is not entitled to a refund of all or part of the amount of the fee paid.

         (4)   Within 28 days after receiving an application for refund, the Director must:

                (a)    determine the amount of the fee to be refunded to the applicant; and

               (b)    give written notice of the decision to the applicant.

16            Refund of fee for application for review

         (1)   This regulation applies in relation to an application for review made under subsection 42 (1) of the Act.

         (2)   An applicant under paragraph 42 (1) (b), (c) or (d) of the Act who decides to withdraw a review application may apply to the Convenor for a refund of all or part of the review fee paid by the applicant.

         (3)   An application for refund of all or part of a review fee must:

                (a)    be in writing; and

               (b)    state the date on which the application for classification was made; and

                (c)    be made in a form acceptable to the  Convenor.

         (4)   In determining the amount of the review fee to be refunded, the Convenor must have regard to the following:

              (aa)    if the application for refund was made no later than 1 business day after the application for review of a decision was made — the applicant is entitled to a full refund of the amount of the fee paid;

                (a)    if the application for refund was made no later than 2 business days after the application for review of a decision was made — the amount of the fee that the Convenor is entitled to retain is $1 600;

               (b)    if:

                          (i)    the application for refund was made 3 business days, or later, after the application for review of a decision was made; and

                         (ii)    the Review Board has not completely dealt with the application for review;

                        the amount of the fee that the Convenor is entitled to retain is $4 000;

                (c)    in any other case — the applicant is not entitled to a refund of the amount of the fee paid.

         (5)   Within 28 days after receiving an application for refund, the Convenor must:

                (a)    determine the amount of the review fee to be refunded to the applicant; and

               (b)    give written notice of the decision to the applicant.

17            Fee for withdrawal of application for classification for which priority processing fee has been paid

         (1)   This regulation applies in relation to an application for classification of one of the following items that is accompanied by the priority processing fee prescribed, as applicable, by Part 3 or Part 4 of Schedule 1:

                (a)    a film other than a film for public exhibition;

               (b)    a film, other than a film for public exhibition, that has undergone a title change;

                (c)    a computer game;

               (d)    a computer game that has undergone a title change.

Note   Paragraphs 7 (1) (ba) to (g), subregulation 7 (1A) and regulation 8 set out the prescribed fees for the items mentioned in paragraphs (1) (a) to (d).

         (2)   If the applicant elects to withdraw that application before a decision has been made by the Board in relation to the application, the applicant must tell the Director, in writing, of the election.

         (3)   An applicant making an election to withdraw may apply to the Director for a partial refund of the application for classification fee paid, but the applicant is not entitled to a refund of the priority processing fee paid.

         (4)   An application for a partial refund must:

                (a)    be in writing; and

               (b)    state the date on which the application for classification was made; and

                (c)    be in a form acceptable to the Director.

         (5)   In determining the amount of the fee to be refunded, the Director must take into account that the amount of the fee that the Director is entitled to retain is $300.

         (6)   Within 28 days after receiving an application for refund, the Director must:

                (a)    determine the amount of the fee to be refunded to the applicant; and

               (b)    give written notice of the decision to the applicant.

17A         Maximum number of members

                For section 47 of the Act, the maximum number of members is 30.

18            Fee for issue of certificate

                For section 87 of the Act, and subject to regulation 19, the fee for a certificate specified in column 2 of an item in Part 7 of Schedule 1 is the amount prescribed in column 3 of the item.

19            When certain fees are reduced or not payable

         (1)   In this regulation:

eligible document means:

                (a)    an application for the classification of a publication, film or computer game; or

               (b)    a certificate issued under section 87 of the Act; or

                (c)    the application and the certificate, if:

                          (i)    the application and the certificate are jointly submitted to the Board or the Review Board; and

                         (ii)    the certificate is about action taken, or not taken, in relation to the application.

         (2)   The fee for an eligible document is not payable by a State or Territory in a financial year, if:

                (a)    the eligible document is requested by the State or Territory in relation to enforcement of a law of the State or Territory that complements the Act for the purposes of the scheme referred to in section 3 of the Act; and

               (b)    this subregulation has not applied previously in that financial year in relation to the State or Territory to more than 100 eligible documents.

         (3)   If subregulation (2) has applied in a financial year in relation to a State or Territory to 100 eligible documents, the fee payable by the State or Territory for an eligible document that:

                (a)    is of a kind referred to in paragraph (a) of the definition of eligible document in subregulation (1); and

               (b)    relates to enforcement of a law of the State or Territory to which paragraph (2) (a) refers; and

                (c)    is issued later in that financial year;

is 50% of the relevant fee prescribed in regulation 5, 7 or 8 as the case requires.

         (4)   If subregulation (2) has applied in a financial year in relation to a State or Territory to 100 eligible documents, the fee payable by the State or Territory for an eligible document that:

                (a)    is of the kind referred to in paragraph (b) of the definition of eligible document in subregulation (1); and

               (b)    relates to enforcement of a law of the State or Territory to which paragraph (2) (a) refers; and

                (c)    is issued later in that financial year;

is the relevant fee prescribed in regulation 18.

         (5)   If subregulation (2) has applied in a financial year in relation to a State or Territory to 100 eligible documents, paragraph (c) of the definition of eligible document in subregulation (1) does not apply to each additional application or certificate.

20            Calculation of period within which Board is to make decision (Act s 87A)

         (1)   For subsection 87A (1) of the Act, the period runs from the start of the first business day after the day when staff assisting the Board make a recommendation that an application is complete because the application satisfies the requirements of section 13, 14, 17 or 29 of the Act.

         (2)   The period does not include any period:

                (a)    commencing on a day when the Board requests any of the following:

                          (i)    expert, technical or other advice or information;

                         (ii)    rectification of a copy of a publication, film, computer game or advertisement; and

               (b)    ending at the start of the business day after the Board receives a complete response to the request.

         (3)   The period also does not include any period:

                (a)    commencing on a day when the Board finds that the application does not meet the requirements of section 13, 14, 17 or 29 of the Act; and

               (b)    ending at the start of the business day after the Board determines that the application does meet the requirements of sections 13, 14, 17 and 29 of the Act.

21            Period within which the Review Board is to make a decision (Act s 87B)

         (1)   For subsection 87B (1) of the Act, the period is:

                (a)    if the Convenor considers the application to be sufficiently complex that it is not likely to be completed within 20 business days — 40 business days; or

               (b)    in any other case — 20 business days.

         (2)   Without limiting subregulation (1), the Convenor may be satisfied that an application is complex if:

                (a)    the application deals with a computer game; or

               (b)    the publication, film, computer game or advertisement under review has the potential to promote, incite or instruct in a matter of crime or violence; or

                (c)    the original application was an enforcement application made under section 22A of the Act; or

               (d)    the Review Board is considering at least 2 applications covering similar subject matter at the same time; or

                (e)    the Convenor agrees to accept submissions from a person other than the applicant for review or the applicant for the original application; or

                (f)    at least 2 applicants apply for a review of the same publication, film, computer game or advertisement.

         (3)   On written application by the applicant for review and the applicant for the original application, the Review Board may extend the time mentioned in paragraph (1) (b) up to 40 business days.

         (4)   For subsection 87B (1) of the Act, the period runs from the start of the first business day after the Review Board:

                (a)    decides that an application for review satisfies the requirements of Part 5 of the Act; and

               (b)    receives a copy of the publication, film, computer game or advertisement for the purpose of review.

         (5)   The period does not include any period:

                (a)    commencing on a day when the Review Board:

                          (i)    receives a written request mentioned in subregulation (3); or

                         (ii)    requests expert, technical or other advice or information; and

               (b)    ending at the start of the business day:

                          (i)    after the Review Board makes a decision under subregulation (3); or

                         (ii)    after the Review Board receives a complete response to the request.

22            Advertising of unclassified films and unclassified computer games — transitional

         (1)   For this regulation:

exempt film means a film granted a certificate of exemption  under the Classification (Advertising for Unclassified Films) Instrument 2005 before 1 July 2009.

new scheme means the scheme established by the Classification (Advertising of Unclassified Films and Computer Games Scheme) Determination 2009.

previous scheme means the scheme established by the Classification (Advertising for Unclassified Films) Instrument 2005.

         (2)   On or after 1 July 2009, a film that was an exempt film under the previous scheme:

                (a)    may be advertised, or continue to be advertised, in accordance with the previous scheme; or

               (b)    may be advertised in accordance with the new scheme.


Schedule 1        Fees

Part 1          Fee for classification of a publication

(regulation 5)

Division 1       Publications

Item

Number of pages

Fee ($)

1

0–76

420

2

77–152

480

3

153–252

560

4

253–500

790

5

501–800

1 230

6

More than 800

1 860

Division 2       Other

Item

Category

Fee ($)

1

Revised publication

210

2

Title change

190

Part 2          Fee for classification of a film for public exhibition

(paragraphs 7 (1) (a) and (b))

Division 1       New application

Item

Duration of film

Fee ($)

1

0–60 minutes

1 180

2

61–120 minutes

2 180

3

121–180 minutes

2 760

4

181–240 minutes

3 540

5

More than 240 minutes

6 540

Division 2       Other

Item

Category

Fee ($)

1

Title change

190

Part 3          Fee for classification of a film other than a film for public exhibition

(paragraphs 7 (1) (ba) to (g) and subregulations 7 (1A) and 9 (1))

Division 1       New application

Item

Duration of film

Fee ($)

1A

n/a — television series film assessed by authorised television series assessor (paragraph 7 (1) (ba))

640

1

0–60 minutes

550

2

61–120 minutes

730

3

121–180 minutes

900

4

181–240 minutes

1 090

5

241–300 minutes

1 290

6

301–400 minutes

1 690

7

401–500 minutes

2 010

8

501–600 minutes

2 530

9

601–700 minutes

2 830

10

701–800 minutes

3 300

11

801–900 minutes

3 620

12

901–1 000 minutes

4 100

13

1 001–1 100 minutes

4 420

14

1 101–1 200 minutes

4 900

15

1 201–1 300 minutes

5 220

16

1 301–1 400 minutes

5 700

17

1 401–1 500 minutes

6 020

18

1 501–1 600 minutes

6 490

19

1 601–1 700 minutes

6 970

20

1 701–1 800 minutes

7 290

21

1 801–1 900 minutes

7 770

22

1 901–2 000 minutes

8 090

Division 1A     Fee for classification of previously classified or certified exempt film with extra content not submitted with assessment by additional content assessor

Item

Duration of extra content

Fee ($)

1

0–60 minutes

550

2

61–120 minutes

730

3

121–180 minutes

900

4

181–240 minutes

1 090

5

241–300 minutes

1 290

6

301–400 minutes

1 690

7

401–500 minutes

2 010

8

501–600 minutes

2 530

9

601–700 minutes

2 830

10

701–800 minutes

3 300

11

801–900 minutes

3 620

12

901–1 000 minutes

4 100

13

1 001–1 100 minutes

4 420

14

1 101–1 200 minutes

4 900

15

1 201–1 300 minutes

5 220

16

1 301–1 400 minutes

5 700

17

1 401–1 500 minutes

6 020

18

1 501–1 600 minutes

6 490

19

1 601–1 700 minutes

6 970

20

1 701–1 800 minutes

7 290

21

1 801–1 900 minutes

7 770

22

1 901–2 000 minutes

8 090

Note   Duration of extra content is defined in subregulation 7 (1C).

Division 2       Other

Item

Category

Fee ($)

1

Title change — paragraph 7 (1) (d)

190

2

Additional content — paragraph 7 (1) (e)

480

3

Additional content — paragraphs 7 (1) (f) and (g)

230

Division 3       Priority processing

Item

Category

Fee ($)

1

Priority processing

420

Part 4          Fee for classification of computer game

(regulation 8 and subregulation 9 (1A))

Division 1       Category of computer game

Item

Category of computer game

Fee ($)

1

Computer Game — Level 1

1 210

2

Computer Game — Level 2

890

3

Assessed Computer Game

430

Division 2       Computer game for which demonstration required or accepted

Item

Category of computer game

Fee ($)

1

Demonstrated Computer Game

2 460

Division 3       Other

Item

Category

Fee ($)

1

Title change

190

Division 4       Priority processing

Item

Category

Fee ($)

1

Priority processing

420

Part 5          Fee for information

(regulation 10)

Item

Category of information

Fee ($)

1

Copy of a classification certificate

50

2

Copy of a notice under section 26 of the Act

50

Part 6          Fee for exempt film or exempt computer game certificate

(regulation 11)

Division 1       Film for public exhibition

Item

Duration of film

Fee ($)

1

0–60 minutes

1 180

2

61–120 minutes

2 180

3

121–180 minutes

2 760

4

181–240 minutes

3 540

5

More than 240 minutes

6 540

Division 2       Film other than a film for public exhibition

Item

Duration of film

Fee ($)

1

0–60 minutes

550

2

61–120 minutes

730

3

121–180 minutes

900

4

181–240 minutes

1 090

5

241–300 minutes

1 290

6

301–400 minutes

1 690

7

401–500 minutes

2 010

8

501–600 minutes

2 530

9

601–700 minutes

2 830

10

701–800 minutes

3 300

11

801–900 minutes

3 620

12

901–1 000 minutes

4 100

13

1 001–1 100 minutes

4 420

14

1 101–1 200 minutes

4 900

15

1 201–1 300 minutes

5 220

16

1 301–1 400 minutes

5 700

17

1 401–1 500 minutes

6 020

18

1 501–1 600 minutes

6 490

19

1 601–1 700 minutes

6 970

20

1 701–1 800 minutes

7 290

21

1 801–1 900 minutes

7 770

22

1 901–2 000 minutes

8 090

Division 3       Category of computer game

Item

Category of computer game

Fee ($)

1

Computer Game — Level 1

1 210

2

Computer Game — Level 2

890

Division 4       Computer game for which demonstration required or accepted

Item

Category of computer game

Fee ($)

1

Demonstrated Computer Game

2 460

Part 7          Fee for evidentiary certificate under section 87 of Act

(regulation 18)

Item

Category of evidentiary certificate

Fee ($)

1

A certificate stating that the classification, title and version of a publication, film or computer game are unchanged since classification, based on:

   (a)  a title cross‑check with the records of the previous classification; and

  (b)  a confirmatory viewing of the publication, film or computer game

1 410

2

A certificate confirming the classification and title of a publication, film or computer game that has been previously classified, based on a title cross‑check with the records of the previous classification

475

3

A certificate describing a publication, film or computer game in relation to which action has been taken, or not taken, under the Act

475

Part 8          Other fees

(regulations 6 and 12 to 14)

Item

Category

Fee ($)

1

Fee for declaration that classification applies to future issues of publication

1 080

2

Fee for approval of advertisement

470

3

Fee for assessment of likely classification of unclassified film or unclassified computer game

590

4

Fee for review of decision

10 000


Notes to the Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Regulations 2005

Note 1

The Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Regulations 2005 (in force under the Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995) as shown in this compilation comprise Select Legislative Instrument 2005 No. 264 amended as indicated in the Tables below.

Table of Instruments

Year and
Number

Date of FRLI registration

Date of
commencement

Application, saving or
transitional provisions

2005 No. 264

24 Nov 2005 (see F2005L03681)

1 Dec 2005

 

2007 No. 180

29 June 2007 (see F2007L01881)

1 July 2007

2007 No. 244

28 Aug 2007 (see F2007L02587)

15 Sept 2007

2008 No. 199

13 Oct 2008 (see F2008L03529)

14 Oct 2008

2008 No. 251

18 Dec 2008 (see F2008L04558)

1 Jan 2009

2009 No. 122

25 June 2009 (see F2009L02470)

1 July 2009

2009 No. 123

25 June 2009 (see F2009L02486)

1 July 2009

2010 No. 152

30 June 2010 (see F2010L01783)

1 July 2010

2011 No. 160

2 Sept 2011 (see F2011L01797)

5 Sept 2011

Table of Amendments

ad. = added or inserted      am. = amended      rep. = repealed      rs. = repealed and substituted

Provision affected

How affected

R. 4..........................................

am. 2011 No. 160

R. 7..........................................

am. 2007 No. 244; 2008 Nos. 199 and 251

R. 9..........................................

am. 2007 No. 244; 2008 No. 199

R. 10........................................

am. 2010 No. 152

R. 13........................................

rs. 2009 No. 123

Heading to r. 15....................

rs. 2011 No. 160

R. 15........................................

am. 2011 No. 160

Heading to r. 16....................

rs. 2011 No. 160

R. 16........................................

am. 2007 No. 180; 2011 No. 160

Note to r. 17 (1).....................

rs. 2011 No. 160

R. 17A.....................................

ad. 2007 No. 244

R. 19........................................

am. 2010 No. 152

R. 20........................................

ad. 2007 No. 180

R. 21........................................

ad. 2007 No. 180

R. 22........................................

ad. 2009 No. 122

Schedule 1

 

Schedule 1.............................

am. 2007 No. 244; 2008 Nos. 199 and 251; 2009 No. 123

 

rs. 2011 No. 160