CAD approval

All television advertising, include community service announcements (CSAs) must be classified by CAD, part of Free TV Australia’s Commercial Advice, before they are broadcast. The classification, in the form of a CAD number, must be provided to television stations along with the final advertisement.

More information about this process is at

Please note: CAD’s classification does not determine whether an advertisement requires an authorisation frame – this is required on all advertisements (other than CSAs) under this policy.