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General.
General
Suitable for everyone.
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Parental Guidance.
Parental Guidance
Not recommended for children under 15; may contain material which some children find confusing or upsetting.
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Mature.
Mature
Not recommended for children under 15; may include moderate levels of violence, language or themes.
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Mature Audiences.
Mature Audiences
Restricted - unsuitable for persons under 15; may contain strong content.
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Restricted (R).
Restricted (R)
Restricted to adults.
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Restricted (X).
Restricted (X)
Restricted to adults – contains sexually explicit content.
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How it all works
How it all works
How it all works.

Step1

What is the Authorised Assessor scheme and is my product eligible?

General rules

Most computer games, whether local or imported, have to be classified before they can be sold, hired or distributed in Australia.

The exceptions are:

  • If a computer game has been previously classified in Australia, irrespective of how long ago or which platform it was classified on, then it does not need to be reclassified provided there has been no change to gameplay, sound or graphics.
  • Some computer games may be exempt from classification requirements—please see the Exemptions page for more information.

The Authorised Assessor scheme

The Authorised Assessor (AA) scheme allows applicants to submit applications for classification of computer games accompanied by an assessment. The assessment needs to be completed by an Authorised Assessor who is currently authorised by the Classification Board to assess computer games.

The Authorised Assessor portion of an application under this scheme consists of a highly detailed report on the computer game and a recommendation for the appropriate classification and consumer advice based on the report. The provision of the report and recommendation by a trained and accredited assessor greatly assists the board in making their decision and thus the application type attracts a much lower fee.

Eligible classification material

The AA scheme does not apply to computer games where the accompanying assessment indicates it is likely to be classified higher than M.

 

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