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.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Administering agency

Department of Communications and the Arts

Contact details

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General Enquiries

Operating address: 38 Sydney Avenue
Australian Capital Territory 2603
Mailing address: GPO BOX 2154
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 02 6271 1000
Phone: 1800 254 649