This page outlines some key classification statistics from the past financial year. You can also download copies of official documents such as our Annual Reports and Statements of Intent.
The Classification Office is accountable to the New Zealand public as a provider of an important public service. The following corporate documents contain detailed information about our operation, performance, and outlook for the years ahead.
A high level of transparency and engagement with the New Zealand public is essential to our work. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns about the information and documents we have provided.
Annual Reports for a financial year (July 1 - June 30) are available in November each year, once they have been tabled in Parliament.
When a new Minister of Internal Affairs is appointed, the Classification Office provides a briefing which outlines who we are and what we do, how we have been operating, and other important information of use to the Minister.
We publish a list disclosing the Chief Executive's expenses, gifts received, and hospitality expended or offered annually.
As part of an Inquiry into Hate Speech in 2004, the Classification Office submitted that 'current New Zealand legislation does not specifically or effectively address "hate speech"', and that 'the extent to which a publication is hate speech should be a matter that is relevant to [a film, game, or other publication's] classification if Parliament decides that legislation providing for civil or criminal remedies is necessary or desirable.'