Australian Council on Children and the Media

IARC classification tool approved for use in Australia January 16, 2017

The Minister for Communications has approved the International Age Rating Coalition (IARC) tool for ongoing use in Australia following the successful completion of a 12 month pilot.

The pilot was conducted by the Department of Communications and the Arts in partnership with the Classification Board, games industry, community groups and State and Territory Governments. During the 12 month trial, the tool was used to classify over 500,000 online, mobile and downloadable games that would otherwise not have been classified.

The Department and Classification Board will continue to monitor the performance and accuracy of the tool.

For more information about how the IARC tool works, see the Classification Board fact sheet