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.

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, Communications and the Arts

Australian Communications and Media Authority

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