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Not recommended for children under 15; may contain material which some children find confusing or upsetting.
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13Jan2017 IARC classification tool approved

13 January 2017—IARC classification tool approved

The Minister for Communications has approved the International Age Rating Coalition (IARC) tool for ongoing use in Australia following the successful completion of a 12-month pilot. The pilot was conducted by the Department of Communications and the Arts in partnership with the Classification Board, games industry, community groups and State and Territory Governments.

The tool is currently operating across the Google Play, Nintendo eShop, and Microsoft Windows App Store portals. During the pilot, it classified over 500,000 online, mobile and downloadable games that would otherwise not have been classified.

The Department and Classification Board will continue to monitor the performance and accuracy of the tool.

For more information about how the IARC tool works, see the fact sheet http://www.classification.gov.au/Public/Resources/Documents/fact-sheets/international-age-rating-coalition--iarc.PDF