Posting Policies

At The People’s Classifieds we would like to ensure that the site is as clean, friendly and usable as possible for everyone. Ads that fall outside the posting rules stated in our Help sections or our Terms of Use may be removed from the site.

You are solely responsible for all information that you submit to The People’s Classifieds and any consequences that may result from your post. We reserve the right at our discretion to refuse or delete content that we believe is inappropriate or breaching our Terms of Use. We also reserve the right at our discretion to restrict a user’s usage of the site either temporarily or permanently, or refuse a user’s registration.

General reasons for ads being deleted are:

  1. Ad breaches General The People’s Classifieds Posting Policies
  2. Breaches of Australian law. It is the responsibility of the advertiser before posting an ad on The People’s Classifieds to ensure that content advertised adheres to The People’s Classifieds posting policies as well as Australian applicable laws. As a condition of your use of The People’s Classifieds specified under our Terms of Use, you agree that you will not violate any laws.
  3. The item being offered for sale is not allowed to be sold on The People’s Classifieds. Click HERE to see what can’t be posted for sale on The People’s Classifieds.
  4. Including information in your ad which The People’s Classifieds believes is designed to manipulate search, including keyword stuffing and adding tags to your ad. Click here to learn more.
  5. The ad is a duplicate of another ad previously posted
  6. Posted under wrong category (You must choose the single most relevant category for your ad)
  7. Ads posted in a language other than English. We only accept ads in English. It’s acceptable to include a translation of your ad in another language in addition to English
  8. Ads posted from overseas or from behind a VPN unless the ad is posted in anticipation of you being in Australia (eg. to find a place to live or a job while you are here). The People’s Classifieds is for Australian based individuals and businesses only.
  9. Ad contains external links: No external website links are allowed within your ad to other property / job / classified or auction sites
  10. Not descriptive enough: Ads that do not provide enough detail will be placed on hold or removed as this makes for a bad browsing experience
  11. Inappropriate language
  12. Inappropriate photo / image
  13. Discriminatory on race / religion / nationality / gender / etc
  14. Ads that report other fraudulent ads. Please report potentially fraudulent ads via the “report ad” option located within each ad or Contact Us with ad details and reasons why these ads should be reviewed
  15. Ads that are intended to profit off natural disasters, health or public safety concerns, or tragic events

The People’s Classifieds reserves the right to remove any ad that we feel is not relevant, or of value to the The People’s Classifieds community, with or without notice to the ad poster.

There are several ways that your ad may be found to be in breach of policy and removed from the site including:

  • Your ad has been reported to us.

When this happens your ad will remain until such time that it reviewed.

We check reported ads as quickly as we can. If we conclude that the ad hasn’t broken any Posting Policies or Terms of Use we will activate the ad again promptly. Check back after a few hours to see if this is the case.

  • Your ad has been removed by our moderation tools

Ads identified by our automated tools as inappropriate, that we then find do break our Posting Policies or Terms of Use will be removed from the site.

In most cases we email you to let you know when we have had to remove your ad. These emails sometimes get directed to junk folders so please look out for The People’s Classifieds emails. You may wish to add The People’s Classifieds to your safe senders list if you have one.

If you have checked out all of these possibilities and none of them apply to your ad then please let us know by clicking on “Contact The People’s Classifieds” located on the bottom of each page in the footer under “Contact” or Contact located on the main menu at top pf your browser.