Welcome to British Expats Abroad
    • Will my UK Games Console work in Australia?

      Sony PS3


      • Games are region free – any PS3 game from any region will work on any PS3.
      • Blu-Ray movie discs are region locked – Australia and UK are in the same Blu Ray region (B) and will therefore play both UK and Australian Blu-Ray discs.
      • DVD Movie discs are region locked. A UK PS3 will only play UK region DVDs (Region 2). It will not play Aus DVDs (Region 4). Vice versa applies



      Nintendo Wii


      • Games are region locked, but Australian Wii games will work on a UK Wii and vice versa. The US has a different region and there is no inter-operability between US and UK/Aus Wiis. Any PAL region game will work on a UK or Aus Wii.
      • DVD – Wii can’t play DVDs.



      XBox 360


      • Games UK and Australia will work interchangeably. Games from other regions such as the US or Japan may or may not work – each individual title is different as it is us to the individual publisher to decide whether or not to include the region coding in their game. A regional compatibility guide can be found here.
      • DVD Movie discs UK XBox360′s will only play UK region DVDs (Region 2). It will not play Australian DVDs (Region 4). Vice versa applies.



      Sony PSP


      • Games PSP games will play on any region PSP.
      • Movie discs (UMD) are region locked as per DVD regions. A UK PSP will only play UK region UMDs (Region 2). It will not play Australian UMDs (Region 4). Vice versa applies



      Nintendo DS


      • Games are not region locked. Any game will work on any region console. The exception to this is the Nintendo DSi, which has a region block for the DSiWare downloadable games.