Check the rules
Before, during and after live sport, rules apply to when ads about gambling services can be broadcast or streamed.
The rules cover:
- TV broadcasters
- radio broadcasters
- online content services
Before you complain to us, check the rules:
Complain about gambling ads on TV or radio
You should complain to the broadcaster first if your complaint is about:
- a gambling ad or the promotion of live odds during a live sports broadcast on TV or radio
- how many gambling ads you have seen on radio or TV
There aren't specific rules about how many gambling ads can be broadcast on radio or TV.
There are hourly limits that cap the amount of advertising that can be shown on commercial free-to-air TV. These rules are in the Commercial television industry code of practice 2015.
There are also hourly limits that cap the amount of advertising that can be shown on the SBS. These rules are in the Special Broadcasting Service Act 1991.
Complain about gambling ads during live online sport
Complain to us if you think a gambling service is being advertised, or live odds promoted, during live sport streamed online.
Complain online, or by post:
Manager, Content Investigation Section
Australian Communications and Media Authority
PO BOX Q500
Queen Victoria Building
If you or someone you know might have a gambling problem, we recommend that you seek help through Gambling Help Online. If you choose to gamble online, always check that the provider is operating legally.