Commercial Television Industry Code of Practice - Australian Government

Description

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

        and

  • 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 required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Administering agency

Department of Communications and the Arts

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.

Enquiries, Licensing

Operating address: Red Building, Benjamin Offices
Chan Street
Belconnen
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
Email: licensing@acma.gov.au