Fees and charges: summary - from 4 December 2017

Version 2.2, December 2017

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4 December 2017

Advertising

The fees for an application for pre-approval of an advertisement for therapeutic goods under Regulation 5F of the Therapeutic Goods Regulations 1990 are set out in items 17 and 17A in Schedule 9 of the regulations. Each approved advertisement is given an approval number on the date of approval. The approval number expires two years from the date it is given under regulation 5J.

The fee includes up to one hour of processing time for each application. Any additional time beyond one hour is charged at the rate of $210/hour or part of an hour for those advertisements marked (*) in the tables below.

Specified media excluding broadcast media

'Specified media' is defined in section 42B of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989. Fees are in in Schedule 9, Therapeutic Goods Regulations 1990.

Type of advertisement in specified media Fee Item in Schedule 9 Part 2
Advertisement* intended for publication in the classified advertisements column of a newspaper or other printed publication $120 Item 17 (a)(iv)
Advertisement* of 100 words or less $240 Item 17 (a)(i)
Advertisement* of more than 100 words but of 300 words or less $290 Item 17 (a)(ii)
Advertisement* of more than 300 words (including an advertorial) $460 Item 17 (a)(iii)
Moving cinema advertisement* of 150 seconds or less in length, with up to 3 variations of the advertising concept, for the same product. $1,170 Item 17A (a)(i)
Still cinema advertisement* (including outdoor media) of 100 words or less $240 Item 17A(a)(vi)(A)
Still cinema advertisement* (including outdoor media) of more than100 words but of 300 words or less $290 Item 17A(a)(vi)(B)
Still cinema advertisement* (including outdoor media) of more than 300 words. $460 Item 17A(a)(vi)(C)
Cinema advertisement* (including outdoor media) for a minor change to an approved advertisement sought more than 3 months after the date the approval number was given. (There is no charge when sought 3 months or less.) 50% of applicable fee, including any fee for additional hours Item 17A(c)
Advertisement (other than cinema advertisement) that is a minor change to an approved advertisement sought more than 3 months after the date the approval number was given. (There is no charge when sought 3 months or less) $120 Item 17(c)
Advertisement* for re-approval of an identical advertisement whose approval number has expired 50% of applicable fee, including any fee for additional hours Items 17(d) and 17A(d)(cinema)
Advertisement* for approval of a variation to an advertisement whose approval number has not expired. 50% of applicable fee, including any fee for additional hours Items 17(e) and 17A(e)(cinema)
Each additional hour or part thereof after the first processing hour, in addition to the specified fee for the advertisements marked with an asterisk (*) in this table. $210 Items 17(b) and 17A(b)(cinema)

* Any additional time beyond one hour is charged at the rate of $210/hour

Broadcast media

'Broadcast media' is defined in section 42B of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989.

Certain broadcast media, for example the internet and certain mobile communications, are excluded from this definition for pre-approval of advertisements for therapeutic goods, by Regulation 5BA, Therapeutic Goods Regulations 1990. Fees are in Schedule 9 to the Therapeutic Goods Regulations 1990.

The term "commercial" and "advertorial" can be used in place of "advertisement" in relation to broadcast media.

Type of advertisement in broadcast media Fee Item in Schedule 9 Part 2
Television advertisement* of 150 seconds or less in length with up to 3 variations of the advertising concept for the same product $1,170 Item 17A (a)(i)
Television advertisement* for a retail outlet that is intended to be broadcast on 1 regional station only in that station's regional area $620 Item 17A (a)(ii)
Television advertorial* greater than 150 seconds in length

$880 for first minute of script

$250 for each additional minute or part minute

Item 17A (a)(iii) (A)(B)
Radio Advertisement* including up to 6 variations of the advertising concept for the same product $430 Item 17A (a)(iv)
Radio Advertisement* that is intended to be broadcast in a regional area only including up to six variations of the advertising concept for the same product $300 Item 17A (a)(v)
Advertisement* that is a minor change to an approved advertisement sought more than 3 months after the date of approval. (There is no charge when sought 3 months or less.) 50% of applicable fee, including any fee for additional hours Item 17A (c)
Advertisement* requiring re-approval of an identical advertisement whose approval number has expired. 50% of applicable fee, including any fee for additional hours Item 17A (d)
Advertisement* requiring approval of a variation to an advertisement whose approval number has not expired 50% of applicable fee, including any fee for additional hours Item 17A (e)
Each additional hour or part thereof after the first processing hour, in addition to the specified fee for the advertisements marked with an asterisk (*) in this table. $210 Item 17A (b)

* Any additional time beyond one hour is charged at the rate of $210/hour

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