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Commercials Advice provides classification and information services to advertisers, agencies and production houses in relation to television commercials and infomercials. The Code provides that television commercials (including infomercials) and community service announcements must be classified before they can be broadcast. CAD strongly recommends that television commercials are submitted to CAD to be classified before they are submitted for broadcast. It is important to note that CAD does not provide legal advice. It is the responsibility of each advertiser and or its advertising agency to ensure that their commercial/s comply with all relevant laws and regulatory requirements.

For more information about CAD's services, classification procedures and television production guidelines please download a copy of the Classification Handbook . For our opening hours and public holiday information, click here.

CAD requires a minimum of two working days, upon receipt of all your TVC materials, to process your application. For a faster turnaround, you can use our Priority or Red-Hot services. To find out more, click here:  Fees

November 2017 Update: Full Move to New System

Our new Online Application System is now live and available to access here: New CAD OAS

If you are already using this system, then you can continue to submit applications as normal. 

If you are currently using our old system, then please move across by logging into the new OAS. You may receive an error message upon attempting to login. If this is the case, follow the 'Forgotten Password' prompts or email cad@freetv.com.au for temporary login details.

Once jobs are finalised on the old system, they will be transferred across to the new OAS. To finalise any existing applications which were submitted on the old system on or before 12 November 2017, please visit: Old Online Application System.

New CAD Services

A Red-Hot Service: Our Red-Hot service provides a 3-hour turnaround time for your TVC! We've created this premium service to assist you and your teams with tight deadlines. All you need to do is submit your application and all substantiation before 2:00PM AEST.

Contact Us


Commercials Advice
Ground Floor
44 Avenue Road
Mosman NSW 2088
Tel: (02) 8968 7200
Email: cad@freetv.com.au