SBS classifies content it broadcasts across its TV channels and SBS On Demand (with the exception of news and current affairs, sports programs and general information) to ensure they’re suitable for broadcast and to inform audiences about the nature of content. SBS provides advice on the principal reasons for an M and MA15+ classification at the start of the relevant programs on SBS’s television service and as part of program information on SBS On Demand.
SBS uses the following classification categories:
G - General
PG - Parental Guidance (Parental/guardian guidance recommended for people under 15 years)
M - Mature (Not recommended for people under 15 years)
MA15+ (Mature Audience (Not suitable for people under 15 years)
SBS may provide other appropriate classification advice at the start of a program. In particular, SBS will provide appropriate consumer advice at the start of a PG classified program where SBS considers that the program contains material of a strength or intensity which SBS reasonably believes parents or guardians of young children may not expect.
Classification advice is indicated using the following letters and key:
A – adult themes
D – drug references
H – horror
L – language
N – nudity
S – sexual references
V - violence
Our classification guidelines are set out in Appendix 1 of the SBS Code of Practice.