CAD provides classification and information services to advertisers, agencies and production houses in relation to television
commercials and infomercials. All television commercials and infomercials must be classified before they can be 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 latest
Classification Handbook. For our opening hours, including public holiday information, click here.
The Classification Handbook may be amended from time to time. As changes are made to the Classification Handbook,
these changes will be made to the version on this website.
New! Political TVCs - Changed Authorisation Tag Requirements
The requirements for tagging TVCs with political matter have recently changed. For details of the new requirements, please refer to page 112 of our Classification Handbook.
CAD instructional videos
To help our clients use the online application system, we have created two new instructional videos on how to upload files and how to access our expedited services.
Uploading files and responding to requirements
Expedited Services – Red Hot and Priority
: 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.
: You can receive a 24 hour turnaround for your TVC by selecting your Required By Date as being the day of submission,
or the day after.
Please note that these premium services attract additional fees, and are offered within business hours only. For regular
applications, please allow at least two working days for review. For more information, visit:
For information on the following topics please refer to the links listed below: