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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

Meet the CAD Team

Alison has been the Director of Commercials Advice since 2016. Prior to that, she held the positions of Head of Legal and Legal Counsel at Commercials Advice since joining Free TV in 2009. Alison’s previous experience includes over 8 years working in the Finance industry for a global fund manager and top 4 bank in the Legal and Compliance departments.

Alison enjoys a good karaoke battle and spends most weekends cheering (yelling) at her kids’ sporting events.
Sarah has been CAD’s Legal Counsel since August 2016. Sarah has been practising as an in-house lawyer for 8 years, initially as a franchise lawyer within the fitness industry and then within the telecommunications industry. Sarah’s keen interest in consumer law led her to exciting world of broadcast media.

Whilst Sarah holds a black belt in taekwondo, her 50kg Rottweiler, ‘Rocco’ will always hold the key to her heart.
Nerida swapped studying Japanese for Media Studies which in turn, led her to the exciting world of television. Nerida started out working at FACTS in Broadcast Practice, then dabbled in television programming at Prime to finally land at Free TV to become a TVC Classifier. Nerida has worked in the classification area since 2005.

Nerida learned how to play soccer (at a mature age) so she would have something in common with her wonderful three sons.
Claire has been with CAD since August 2005. She is currently on maternity leave and enjoying her time being a new mum. Claire will return to the role of Classification Supervisor later in 2018.
Clare has worked in the television industry since 2008, mostly in network traffic departments. After so many years placing TVCs, Clare moved into TVC compliance and has been with CAD since February 2017.

Clare’s main interests are history and travel and she tries to combine the two as much as possible!
Maddie originates from Poland and moved to Australia in 2013. Initially working within the hospitality industry when she arrived in Australia, Maddie's interest in media from her Drama and Theatre studies eventually led her to CAD. Maddie started in administration at CAD before taking on the role of Classifier and then Senior Classifier. Maddie speaks two languages and loves performing.
Kathy has extensive experience within the Finance sector in a number of administrative roles. Kathy holds a degree in Psychology and possesses a keen interest in all things advertising and marketing.

Kathy is a self-confessed lifelong learning addict and is always studying something! Her next goal is to learn how to play the piano.
Prior to arriving at CAD, Christina held several jobs in office administration and education and training. After coming back from teaching and living in Germany, Christina came across the CAD Classifier role and has enjoyed working at CAD since 2011.

Christina was a world class Gymnast in line for the Sydney 2000 Olympics. 

Sam has been with CAD since September 2016 and holds a degree in Fine Arts and Web Development, with an IT background in compliance.

Interestingly, Sam was the youngest chairperson of a community radio station in Australia back in the early 2000’s!
Before arriving at CAD, Rosie held office management and training and development roles across a wide variety of industries including freight, logistics, international animal transport and the Equestrian industry. Rosie has a real passion for process improvement and is always wanting to make things better and more efficient!

Rosie is also an Equestrian Australia qualified Horse Riding Instructor.
Michael has been classifying your TVCs since February 2018 and made the pilgrimage from the wilderlands of New Zealand Radio Promotions after initially journeying to New Zealand from the concreted lands of Australian Radio Promotions and Traffic. Michael’s avid interest in all things media led him to CAD and away from the reverberating crackle of the on-air microphone.

Michael has broken 8 bones in his body to date so a desk job to him seems like an ideal (and safe) place to be!
Mel has a background in Fine Art majoring in painting and film and loves abstraction. Anything unusual excites her! Last year Mel finished her Honours and found her way to CAD as a Classifier.
Mel’s a self-proclaimed hippy at heart and believes that shoes should always be optional.
Before he started at CAD, Michael was a Role Play Artist for various HR companies, Universities and relationship councillors. He eventually found his way to Free TV as a temp and, lucky for us, decided to stay. Interestingly, Michael claims to be able to eat 11 fajitas with extra hot sauce in one sitting. We’re yet to challenge him on this.

Contact Us

Commercials Advice 

Ground Floor
44 Avenue Road
Mosman NSW 2088
Tel: (02) 8968 7200