Territory Online

Rules for ads

Prohibited content:

All ads must comply with the descriptions below and must comply with all applicable laws.

All ad descriptions and titles must not contain

  • Offensive language
  • Prohibited payment methods
  • Certain HTML tags and scripting Personal contact details

Prohibited details re services

Details submitted must not contain

  • Harmful or abusive language, profanities, racist language, threatening harassing, offensive, vulgar or sexually explicit language.
  • Defamatory comments.

Prohibited items

Mardon Media Pty Ltd reserves the right to remove ads which advertise prohibited items.  Prohibited items include but are not limited to:

  • Pornographic
  • Unclassified films and unclassified computer games
  • Drugs and drug paraphernalia
  • Tobacco
  • Adult service and products, except to the extent permitted under the heading ‘Adult services and products ad’ below
  • Liquor (alcoholic drinks) except to the extent permitted under the ‘Liquor ads’ below
  • Food and food stuffs
  • Pharmaceuticals and prescribed medications
  • Weapons including:
  • Firearms
  • Crossbows
  • Knives
  • Swords
  • Ammunition and associated equipment
  • Explosives and fireworks
  • Hazardous material – chemical, biological and radioactive
  • Human body parts or remains
  • Stuffed animals or animal products, including eggs and ivory
  • Radar detectors, radio scanners, jamming devices and prohibited speed measuring or traffic offence articles
  • Surveillance equipment
  • Satellite or cable TV descramblers
  • Magnetic strips or smart card programming devices
  • Items referring to Nazis, SS or KKK
  • Items referring to being authentic German or Japanese WWII goods
  • Government licenses, birth certificates, drivers licences or passports
  • Fake ID cards
  • Law enforcement or security worker uniforms
  • Transport worker uniforms:
    • Pilot
    • Steward/stewardess
    • Baggage handlers
  • Airport services
  • Medical equipment
  • Gaming machines
  • Raffles
  • Vehicle compliance plates
  • Items that relate to crime, violence or hatred
  • Items related to an act of crime, including photographs
  • Items that are religiously or racially offensive
  • Misleading or potentially misleading job or business opportunities
  • Second hand swimwear or lingerie
  • Credit notes

Items that infringe third party intellectual property rights.

You must not promote or advertise goods and services that may not infringe third party intellectual property rights.

These goods or services include pirated, counterfeit or unauthorised:

  • Music
  • Movies
  • Television shows
  • Software
  • Video games
  • Currency, stamps, securities and equipment
  • Clothing, footwear and headgear
  • Boot leg audio or video
  • Copyright circumvention devices, including mod chips for game consoles.  This includes using business names or company names which may be construed as offering or promoting goods or services with mod chips or pirated/counterfeit software.

Event tickets

In some circumstances the resale of tickets to sporting and entertainment events may be prohibited or restricted under the terms and conditions set by the ticket issuer or the promoter of the event.

While not prohibited by Mardon Media Pty Ltd, the resale of event tickets is often controlled by the issuer or the promoter of the event.

It is the ticket seller’s responsibility to ensure the sale of the ticket does not contravene the tickets terms and conditions or any applicable law.

Domestic animals – general

When advertising pets or other domestic animals on TerritoryOnline, you are responsible for complying with and ensuring that your ad complies with all applicable laws, regulations and other legal requirements.

Mardon Media Pty Ltd does not condone the breach of any laws, including any laws aimed at protecting the welfare of animals and protecting the community generally (e.g. from dangerous dogs etc)

Keep these tips in mind:

  • Do not sell animals to any person under the age of 18 years.
  • Do not sell animals that are sick diseased or dangerous.
  • If you have any questions regarding the selling or giving away of domestic animaks, you may wish to contact the relevant government authorities in the Northern Territory.

Domestic animals - Restricted dog breeds

You may not sell, advertise or cause or permit the supply of the following dogs.  Dingo, dogo Argentino, Presa Canario, Japanese Tosa, American Pit Bull Terrier, Pit Bull Terrier, a cross breed of the aforementioned dogs.

Adult services

Except as expressly permitted under this section, you must not sell, advertise , or cause or permit the supply of adult services or products.

The ads of permitted adult services and/or products permitted:

  • Adult entertainment, services and/or products
  • Adult shops, entertainment and/or products
  • Escort services
  • Personals
  • Novelty message services
  • Party Plan selling

Liquor ads

Except as expressly permitted under this section, you must not sell, advertise or cause or permit the sale of liquor.

You may advertise liquor on TerritoryOnline, but only if you are a business (not a private advertiser) with a current licence to sell liquor in the advertised manner.

When you advertise liquor, you must:

  • Prominently display your licence number
  • Comply with any conditions attached to your licence
  • Comply with all relevant Northern Territory laws, codes and standards applicable to the advertisement, sale and supply of that liquor.
  • Ensure that the buyer is over 18 years of age (including complying with all applicable proof of age requirements): and
  • Comply with all legal requirements for posting, transporting and delivering liquor to the buyer.


It is our intention to prohibit the publication of advertisements containing words and/or illustrations that are, in our opinion, vulgar, degrading, obscene or offensive.  Artwork items listed (including but not limited to, paintings, photography, prints, drawings, carvings and sculptures) must be appropriate for a minor to view. 

Photographic art cannot display frontal nudity or any visual representation of human genitalia.

In addition, artwork must not depict anyone who is or appears to be a minor (under 16 years of age).

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