Codes & Guidelines
The AANA Code of Ethics applies to all advertisers to set the standard for advertising in any medium.
The Code of Ethics is the cornerstone of the AANA self-regulatory system and is supplemented by a Code of Advertising and Marketing to Children, Food and Beverages Code, Environmental Claims Code and Wagering Advertising & Marketing Communication Code. The self-regulatory system is underpinned by an independent, transparent and robust complaints handling system administered by Ad Standards.
The AANA established the self-regulatory system for advertising and marketing communications in 1997 with the release of the AANA Code of Ethics. Since that time, the AANA has developed and introduced new Codes and amended the existing Codes to keep pace with the rapid changes within the advertising, marketing and media industry. The Codes are platform and technology neutral and evolve and adapt to keep pace with changing consumer expectations. A full list of the Codes, Practice Notes and Guidelines are available below.