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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.

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

September 2017 Update: New CAD Online Application System and Services

New CAD Online Application System
We are excited to announce that our new Online Application System is now live and available to access here: New CAD OAS. To check out the great new features of the system, click here. You can also read through our FAQs (September 2017) for more information.

If you need to continue using the old system to finalise any applications which were submitted before 4 September 2017, you can continue to do so here: OAS (Pre-September 2017).

New OAS Update

Some of you may be experiencing difficulties logging on and submitting TVC applications using the new OAS. We are working hard to fix these issues and appreciate your patience during this time.

If you have attempted to use the new OAS but have been unsuccessful, we have temporarily reinstated the old OAS for you to use. You can use the old OAS by clicking on the below link:
https://cadonline.freetv.com.au/Pages/Default.aspx

Should you require our Red Hot or Same Day Priority services for new applications on the old OAS, please post a comment to the job to alert our team that these services are required.

We will keep you informed of the progress with the new OAS. Thank you for your continued support and patience.

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.

Online Training Tutorials: Equipping you with the knowledge to get your ads to air quicker! Check out our website for updates.

Consultation Services: Let us come to you! The CAD team is now offering campaign consulting and custom training services to ensure any issues are flagged and resolved well before production. Contact us at: cad@freetv.com.au for more information.

Contact Us


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