Site Search:

Welcome to the Parental Lock section of Free TV's site

This section of our site provides valuable information for parents who wish to control what their children watch on television. You can return to the main area of the Free TV site anytime, by clicking the Free TV Home tab in the left navigation.

The Parental Lock feature is available on most digital televisions and devices. It allows you to block access to particular programs based on their particular classification, or in some cases block whole channels. The feature is an important tool for parents and guardians who wish to control their children’s television viewing options.

Most digital televisions, digital set-top-boxes and personal video recorders have a Parental Lock function, however you should check your manual/user-guide, or contact the manufacturer, to determine if your particular model includes this feature and for instructions on how to use the feature on your particular device.

Fact Sheets

Our Fact Sheets provide everything you need to know about the Parental Lock function. To download a copy, click here

About Classifications

Program classifications are designed to help inform you and your family's viewing choices. For more information, click here

Instructional Video

The Australian Communications and Media Authority has produced an instructional video. To view the video, click here