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most of the sex on the show is implied, sometimes with alot of detail, which includes sexual violence and rape. Sex scenes have also been seen to take place in bed

characters on the show have been seen fully naked from behind, female character have been seen without bra or underware. An older male character has been seen washing up in the beach and his buttocks were clearly visible


Violence can range from mild to moderate, sometimes quite strong and bloody. Normal acts of violence include that persons on the show beat others with their fists. They also have intense emotional conflict. However, there is also natural disasters including floods, which presumably drown characters, and a man is killed with a bullet wound to the chest. Some slight blood. A man was apparently impaled on a tree branch. A bomb kills several in a room, some blood on their faces.


Quite mild, in the early years the words 'bitch' and 'slag' was used quite alot. the word 'bastard' was used very rarely.

the words 'slut' and 'whore' are used


None of the characters smoke in the show, but on very rare occasions have been seen smoking a cigarette or cigar.

there is alot of alcohol consumption on the show, especially with the younger or underage characters. Some of the younger and older character have been alcoholics and the effects of their condition has been seen is much detail. One character in particular was Irene Roberts, who often got disturbingly violent.

Drugs have also been a huge issue on the show. Several character have suffered drug overdoses. One committed suicide from a heroin overdose. Marijuana is seen on a shelf, under a caravan, it's implied that teenage characters have smoked it. No actual drug use shown.

Violence on the show can sometimes be quite disturbing. Domestic violence, child abuse, mental illness, rape, storylines like these can affect viewers as they are quite intense.

Australia:PG (TV & DVD rating) (Since 2004) / Australia:G (TV rating) / Ireland:12 / Malaysia:(Banned) / Netherlands:6 / New Zealand:PG (TV & DVD rating) / New Zealand:G (TV rating) (edited) / UK:12 / UK:15

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