Australian Council on Children and the Media

New trial for classification of online games March 12, 2015

The Minister for Justice reports that Australia will trial a new classification tool to keep pace with mobile and online games – ensuring users, particularly parents, are better informed about what types of games are being played on mobile devices.

Australia has joined the International Age Rating Coalition (IARC), a partnership of government and industry content classification authorities from around the world, including the United States, Canada, Europe and Brazil. As part of this partnership, Australia is preparing to trial the use of IARC’s new tool for classifying mobile and online games.

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