This page has information for members of the public on how to submit a publication to the Classification Office. Read this if you want to submit something because you feel it needs to be restricted or banned, or you think an unrestricted film needs a higher label (for example changing from G to PG).
You can apply to the Chief Censor to have a publication (like a book, film, magazine or artwork) classified. There are special reduced fees available for people who do not have a commercial or professional interest in a publication.
If you would like to apply to have an existing classification made by a New Zealand censorship authority reviewed or reconsidered, then read our Getting a classification changed page.
To apply for leave to submit a publication for classification:
The Office of Film and Literature Classification
Postal Address: PO Box 1999, Wellington 6140
Physical Address: Level 1, 88 The Terrace, Wellington 6011
If the Chief Censor does not grant leave for the publication to be classified, the reason for refusing leave will be explained to you and your fee refunded.