Therapeutic Goods Advertising Code, TGAC
This code is a legal instrument that sets out the requirements
that must, by Commonwealth law, be met by any advertisement that is
promoting use or supply of a therapeutic good to
consumers. The content of the TGAC is maintained by the Therapeutic
Goods Advertising Code Council (TGACC), a policy advisory
Click here for the Therapeutic Goods Advertising
This is the self-regulatory code of conduct of the
non-prescription sector of the medicines industry. It covers
advertising of non-prescription medicines to both consumers
and healthcare professionals. The code also includes a
mechanism for lodging a complaint about advertising to healthcare
professionals or to consumers.
More information on the ASMI Code of Practice can be found here.
Other advertising codes
CHC Code of Practice for the Marketing of
Complementary Healthcare & Healthfood Products offers
additional guidance on promoting complementary medicines.
GMiA Code of Practice for generic medicines
Price Information Code
Medicines Australia Code of Conduct for
MTAA/MIANZ Code of Practice for medical
Weight Management Industry Code of Practice
for advertisers of weight loss programs or clubs.