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Mortal Kombat Imports Not Allowed In Australia

The Australian Customs and Border Protection Service has notified Gamespot that gamers in Australia are not even allowed to import the game.

Usually Australian gamers would import a copy of a banned game overseas but in this case, it’s illegal and they could face a fine of up to $AU110,000.

The only way Australian gamers can play the game is if they move overseas!

Here’s the full statement:

“As Mortal Kombat has been refused classification in Australia, it is considered objectionable material. It is therefore a prohibited good and illegal to import into Australia,” the spokesperson said. “Customs and Border Protection works closely with Attorney General’s Department to identify imported games that are banned in Australia. This includes games purchased over the Internet from foreign websites. Attorney General’s Department regularly updates Customs and Border Protection about classification decisions on publications, films, and computer games, including the reclassification of material, and about different versions of computer games (some of which may be refused classification), and how to identify those versions at the border. This information is then used to assist in identifying and seizing banned versions of games.

“Any copies of the games detected at the border, including via international mail, will be seized.”

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Damian Antony Seeto

Game reviewer from New Zealand. Been writing since 2009.

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