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This has advertising approval, but is not yet classified
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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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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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Classification compliance information.
How it all works
How it all works
How it all works.


​Why do I need to do this?

General rules

Most computer games, whether local or imported, have to be classified before they can be sold, hired, advertised 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 Exemptions for more information.

If your game is a modified version of a previously classified computer game, you will need to get it classified unless the modification:

  • is a minor and/or technical modification, or a conversion from 2D to 3D (and vice versa), and
  • does not have a material effect on the gameplay of the original game, and
  • does not change the title of the original game, and
  • is not likely to cause the modified game to be given a different classification to the original game.

For further information about these exceptions and modifications and which computer games they apply to, see Modified computer games—legal changes July 2015.


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