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Children’s television standards 2009

Statement—23 September 2019

The ACMA has issued a statement regarding the sunsetting of the Children's Television Standards 2009.


The Children’s Television Standards (CTS) ensure children have access to a variety of quality television programs made specifically for them, including Australian drama and non-drama programs, and to provide for the protection of children from possible harmful effects of television. The CTS seek to balance the viewing needs of children, the commercial needs of industry and community interests.

Use the links below to find documentation on the current CTS:

Children's Televisions Standards 2009

Children’s Television Standards 2009—Explanatory Statement

Guide to the Children's Televisions Standards 2009

Last updated: 23 September 2019