Therapeutic goods advertising code

The Therapeutic Goods Advertising Code (the Code) ensures that the marketing and advertising of therapeutic goods is conducted in a manner that promotes the quality use of the product, is socially responsible and does not mislead or deceive the consumer.

The Therapeutic Goods Administration administers the Code.

Current version of the Code

The Therapeutic Goods Advertising Code 2015 took effect on 14 November 2015 and is available from the Federal Register of Legislation. The 2015 Code will cease operation on 31 December 2018.

Future version of the Code

On 1 January 2019, the Therapeutic Goods Advertising Code 2018 will take effect.

Information about the changeover to the 2018 Code is available from Changeover to the new Therapeutic Goods Advertising Code.

Code guidance

The Therapeutic Goods Advertising Code 2018 is to be supported by guidance. The proposed guidance is the subject of a consultation to commence in July 2018.

Previous versions of the TGAC

Amendments to the TGAC

Information about amendments to the TGAC over 5 years old can be found in the TGA Internet site archive.