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Australia DVD Region and Its FAQs

DVD region code is a kind of DRM technology. It is used to prevent the playback of a DVD disc in a geographical area other than where it was released. DVD released in one region can't be played on DVD players manufactured for another region. So, that's why you can't play region 1 DVD or region 2 DVD in Australia which is in region 4.

Australia DVDs are region 4 coded. DVD players sold in Australia are coded to play region 4 DVD discs as well as discs labeled region 0 or All. Countries and regions using the same code as Australia are New Zealand, the Pacific Islands, Central America, Mexico, South America, and the Caribbean. Australia, USA, and UK don't share the same DVD region.

DVD region code map
DVD region code map

How to get rid of DVD region code restriction and play any DVD in Australia, UK, US, and others?

You have 3 ways:

  • Method 1: Buy a region-free DVD player.
  • Method 2: Change the region code on your DVD player (with limited times).
  • Method 3: Rip DVD to a region-free file with WinX DVD Ripper. This software can bypass DVD region code and create a region-free copy as VIDEO_TS folder, ISO file, MPEG, MP4, MOV, AVI, and more formats. Let's free download it to rip region 1 USA DVD or region 2 UK DVD for playback in Australia or rip region 4 Australia DVD in UK/USA.

What region is my DVD?

DVD region code is shown with a globe that has a region number printed over it. You can find it on the back of the individual DVD packaging and on the disc itself.

What DVD regions work in Australia?

Only region 4, region 0, and region All DVDs can play in Australia natively.

Can I play region 1 DVD in Australia?

Region 1 DVDs are produced to play in the USA and Canada. If you use a region-free DVD player in Australia, you can play region 1 DVD. If your DVD player is set to region 4, you can't play region 1 DVD. To fix this, you can change the region code on your DVD player. But you need to know that you can only change region 5 times.

Can I play a region 2 DVD in Australia?

Region 2 is assigned to Japan, Europe, South Africa, Middle East, and Greenland. If you use a multi-region DVD player in Australia, there is no problem to play region 2 DVD. But in general, DVD players sold in Australia are coded to play region 4 DVDs only. If you really need to play a region 2 DVD (UK DVD) in Australia, you can change the region in your DVD player.

Will an Australian DVD work in US?

An Australia DVD is usually coded with region 4 and cannot be played in US (region 1).

Does a region 4 DVD play in the UK?

No. A region 4 DVD can only be played on equipment manufactured in Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific Islands, Central America, Mexico, South America, and the Caribbean.

Can PS4 play region 4 DVDs?

PS4 is region locked for DVDs. It can't play DVDs from any region. So only PS4 manufactured in Australia and other region 4 countries can play region 4 DVDs.

Can Xbox play region 4 DVDs?

Xbox isn't region free for DVDs. Xbox manufactured in Australia and other region 4 countries can play region 4 DVDs.

Does NTSC DVDs play in Australia?

Yes. All DVD players sold in Australia and other PAL countries can play both NTSC and PAL DVDs, but your TV monitor must be NTSC compatible in order to view the picture in full color.

So, above are our answers to "what DVD region is Australia" and other related questions. If you have trouble in ripping region-clocked DVDs, please feel free to email us.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

author - Donna Peng

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Donna Peng's fascination with multimedia began at an early age - shortly after she licked the physical disc and then she's been obsessed ever since. Her decade-long career at Digiarty after the graduation has seen her unmatched expertise in the field of DVD, digital video, software and anything related to home theatre. She is currently fascinated with photography.

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