This article applies to selling in: Australia

Australian media classification requirements

Media classification and ratings

Australian classification laws require that video games, DVDs, and Blu-ray discs must be classified before they are sold and must display Australian classification ratings.

The Australian community values Australian classification ratings and consumer advice. Classification provides trusted information that helps people choose suitable content to play or watch themselves and helps parents choose suitable content for children.

Australian classification ratings and consumer advice is required, even if the video game, DVD, or Blu-ray disc has an overseas rating.

To check if a video game, DVD, or Blu-ray has an Australian classification or to get an Australian classification, refer to www.classification.gov.au. Anyone can get a video game, DVD, or Blu-ray classified - you do not have to be the owner or distributor.

If a video game, DVD, or Blu-ray has an Australian classification, you can download the classification marking symbols here: http://www.classification.gov.au/Industry/Pages/Specific-provisions-and-downloads.aspx

There are a few exemptions to classification, such as documentary and educational DVDs that would likely be rated G or PG. For more information, refer to http://www.classification.gov.au/Industry/Journey/Pages/ExemptionsJourney.aspx.

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