Commercial Television Industry Code of Practice - Australian Government


You will be required to comply with this code if you broadcast commercial television programs.

The code applies to all television broadcasting licensees and covers:

  • program, commercials, and program promotion classification
  • advertising time on television
  • special care protections to enable viewers to manage their own and children's viewing experience
  • accuracy, fairness and privacy in news and current affairs
  • disclosure of commercial arrangements in factual programming
  • loudness of advertisements
  • complaints handling
  • dislike, contempt or ridicule on grounds of age, colour, gender, national or ethnic origin, disability, race, religion or sexual preference.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance that may be needed.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Broadcasting Services Act 1992 Australian Government

Administering agency

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

Australian Communications and Media Authority

Content, Consumer and Citizen

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Enquiries, Licensing

Content, Consumer and Citizen

Australian Communications and Media Authority

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

Operating address: Red Building, Benjamin Offices
Chan Street
Australian Capital Territory 2617
Mailing address: PO BOX 78
Belconnen, Australian Capital Territory 2616
Phone: 1300 850 115
Phone: 02 6219 5555
Fax: 02 6219 5353