Guidelines for the Classification of Computer Games 2012 - Australian Government


You may be required to comply with these guidelines if you intend to produce computer games for distribution within Australia. A computer game is a game played by electronically manipulating images produced by a computer program on a monitor or other display.

These guidelines are a tool used to help classify computer games. They explain the different classification categories, and the scope and limits of material suitable for each category. They are revised from time to time, with extensive community input.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Regulations 2005 Australian Government

Administering agency

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

Classification Board

Contact details

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