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1 January 2013: R 18+ classification for computer games starts 1 January 2013

1 January 2013: R 18+ classification for computer games starts 1 January 2013

New computer games classification legislation starts today!

What does this mean?

From 1 January 2013, there is an R 18+ category for computer games, where previously the highest classification available for computer games was MA 15+.

Adults will now be able to buy or hire computer games classified R 18+.

I’m from industry, where can I get more information?

An R 18+ information package has been developed for industry to assist you and your customers with understanding the new category for computer games and restrictions that apply to this category.

Where can I find out more?

You can read the new Classification Guidelines for Computer Games. Any game classified R 18+will be listed in the National Classification Database (NCD). You can access the NCD to search for new decisions, check the Latest Decisions regularly, or sign up to the RSS Feed to get the latest decisions sent to you.

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