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
CAD 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.
Easter and Anzac Day Expedited Services
In the lead up to the Easter Long Weekend and the Anzac Day Public Holiday, we encourage agencies and advertisers to utilise our Expedited Services to ensure ads get to the networks before the holiday deadlines.
Easter Long Weekend Friday 19th April-Monday 22nd April
CAD will be closed Good Friday (19th April) and Easter Monday (22nd April) with normal business hours resuming Tuesday 23rd April.
- For Priority Processing Services: Submit before 5.30pm Wednesday 17th April.
- For Red Hot Services: Submit before 2pm Thursday 18th April.
- For Rush Hour Services: Submit between 2pm and 4pm Thursday 18th April.
Anzac Day Thursday 25th April
CAD will be closed Thursday 25th April for Anzac Day and will resume normal business hours on Friday 26th April.
- For Priority Processing Services: Submit before 5.30pm Tuesday 23rd April.
- For Red Hot Services: Submit before 2pm Wednesday 24th April.
- For Rush Hour Services: Submit between 2pm and 4pm Wednesday 24th April.
Please remember you can always call (02 8968 7200) or email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you require any other special arrangements during the public holiday periods.
Important things to know about our NEW! Rush Hour Service
- Call or email us to request the service
- Apply after 2.00pm and before 4.00pm for a response before 6.00pm
- A 25% fee on top of the Red Hot Service fee is applied
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:
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