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Release of draft Guidelines for the Classification of Computer Games

4 November 2011: Release of draft Guidelines for the Classification of Computer Games

Before the Guidelines for the Classification of Computer Games were considered at the meeting of the Standing Committee of Attorneys-General on 22 July 2011, an online survey sought views on the introduction of an R 18+ category for computer games, and on the proposed guidelines.

On 25 May 2011, draft proposed guidelines for the classification of computer games were published on this website.

R18+ guidelines survey results
  • There were 10,334 responses received to the survey

  • A significant majority (71 per cent) supported the R 18+ category

  • 63 per cent (6,510 respondents) supported both the proposed R 18+ category for computer games and the draft guidelines

  • 8 per cent (825 respondents) supported the proposed R 18+ category but did not support the draft Guidelines

  • 1.6 per cent (163 respondents) did not support the proposed R 18+ category but supported the draft guidelines

  • 27.4 per cent (2,836 respondents) did not support the proposed R 18+ category and did not support the draft guidelines ​

 

 

The draft guidelines published on 25 May 2011 were subsequently amended. The changes that were made reflect concerns expressed about those guidelines by the public, stakeholders and Censorship Ministers. The new proposed guidelines can be downloaded below:

Thank you to those who took the time to participate in the online survey.

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