Warning - Long post on ratings in Australia
Originally posted by zoidyzoid:
G- For general exhibition (no restrictions)
PG- Parental guidance recommended for under 15s (no restrictions) (Futurama is rated PG here).
M- Recommended for mature audiences, 15 years and over (no restrictions).
MA- No-one under 15 admitted unless accompanied by an adult.
R- Restricted, 18+.
This is all correct
and possibly some sort of XXX rating for porn.
We the have X
rating, which is for movies like these
that can't be shown on TV.
There are also unclassified films, if they are made for business, accounting, professional, scientific, educational purposes, a sporting, cultural or family event.
We also have a couple of other ratings used for games & TV guides and stuff, like C (for children), G8+ (a game with low-level violence, for example), AV (violent TV shows)
The TV ratings are the same as film, except that there is AV (Adult Violence - recommended 15+), which is between MA & R; there is no R or X; and there are also C (Children's programing) and P (Preschool programing).
The Video game ratings are G (same as for movies and TV), G8+ (for children 8 years and over), M15+ (Recommended for mature audiences 15 years and over), and MA15+ (Restrictions apply to people under 15).
We also have ratings for publications:
Unrestricted, Unrestricted M (recommended for 15+, Resticted R category 1 (18+, can't be sold in QLD), and Restricted category 2 (18+, only displayed/available in adult shops, can't be sold in QLD)Info from The Office of Film & Literature Classification & The Australian Broadcasting Authority