is Canberra newest ‘s online publication,  developing innovative, result-driven online advertising programs to Canberra Businesses in the Home and lifestyle sector. From building a consistent voice throughout a user’s session to creating a unique customized advertising program specific to your needs and budget, works closely with you to creates advertising programs that build brand awareness, generate leads and increase client engagement in your business.

 1. Display Advertising 

Display advertising is an ideal way of building community awareness of your brand, or driving traffic to your website with a compelling message to your target audience. Advertising online has the unique advantage of being easy to change and able to track performance. provides campaign reports allows you to drill down to into your campaign to look at what’s working, and what isn’t to inform your marketing decisions. Most importantly, you’ll only pay for your advertising when people actually see it. Ensuring that every cent of your advertising spend is effective in building mind share with your target client.

2. Advertising Feature article

Advertising feature articles are a great alternative or supplement to banner advertising. Not only do they give you an opportunity to give our readers an an insight into your business and key products, and gain further engagement with your audience, but they can have an excellent impact on the SEO of your own website with backlinks from Writing for helps present your position to Canberra residents and readers your expert voice in the property, home renovation and interiors market.

With over 95% of online audiences now researching products & services online before buying there is almost no better way of reaching a relevant audience, and as all articles on are online permanently it will buy you a lifetime of exposure building credibility, expertise and long term relevance in the mind of potential clients.

3. Supplier Business directory

Homes Canberra Business directory.

We know that every business is unique. submit an enquiry and one of our team will get in touch to discuss your marketing objectives and see if there’s a package we’ve got that will work for you.



Display Advertising Specifications

Please submit creative using the guidelines and specifications below. Anything outside these parameters cant be run.

Dimension measurements provided in pixels.
File size limits provided in kilobytes. Expanded dimensions include the area of the targeted area

  • Cube (MREC)
    Dimensions: 300 x 250
    File Size Limit: 40 K
    Dimensions: 600 x 250
    File Size Limit: 50 KHalf-Page
    Dimensions: 300 x 600
    File Size Limit: 40 K
    Dimensions: 600 x 600
    File Size Limit: 50 KLeaderboard
    Dimensions: 728 x 90
    File Size Limit: 40 K
    Dimensions: 728 x 315
    File Size Limit: 50 K


Display and Expanding Banner Guidelines

  1. File Formats Accepted
    GIF, JPG, SWF, 3rd party ad tag
  2. Resolution
    72 dpi (dots per inch)
  3. Animation
    Animation may loop 3x, 24 fps, 15 seconds max recommended for standard ad units, 10 seconds for expanding banners
  4. Click-Through URL
    Click URL must be included when creative files are submitted or through a 3rd party ad tag. Length cannot exceed 1,000 characters.
  5. Flash
    All SWF Flash files must be submitted along with a back-up GIF/JPG file. Also, all SWF Flash files must contain a clickTag (see below for flash scripting) and should be published for Flash Player 10.0 or an earlier version.
  6. Polite Load
    Polite loads are accepted and should be submitted according to the specifications listed below. An additional load of 100K is allowed.
  7. Content
    Ads must not be designed to blend in with the site, mimic editorial fonts/colours or include fake form elements or other graphic symbols that represent non-existent functionality. If the creative has the same background colour as the publishing site (See, it must have a border.
  8. User-initiated on rollover and Mouse-off retraction
    Expanding banners only be provided with user initiated mouse on/off expansion and retraction
  9. Functioning close button
  10. Audio must be user-initiated and include on/off buttons
  11. Z-index settings
    Apply z-index at or above 999999 to guarantee page elements will not overlay expanded portion
Flash ActionScript 1.0/2.0SpecificationsInserting a clickTag using ActionScript 1.0 or 2.0

  • 1. Insert a new button.
  • 2. While in the button’s screen, create a “box” that will cover the size of the entire ad in the HIT frame.
  • 3. In the main scene, drag the button from the library into frame 1 of a new layer. This layer must be the top layer.
  • 4. Add an action to the button. Copy and paste the script EXACTLY as shown below.
    Note: Do NOT Embed The URL Into The ClickTag. Please Leave “_blank” In The ActionScript.
  • on(release) {
  • 5. Prior to publishing the movie, select version 10.0 or earlier of the Flash Player in the Publish Settings.
  • 6. Export Movie.
  • 7. To validate the clickTag for HomesCanberras ad server, click here –
Flash ActionScript 3.0 Specifications
Inserting a clickTag using ActionScript 3.0

  • 1. In frame 1 of the top layer of the movie scene, insert the script for the clickTag button. Download the ActionScript 3.0 file.
  • 2. Insert a new button.
  • 3. While in the button’s screen, create a “box” that will cover the size of the entire ad in the HIT frame.
  • 4. In the main scene, drag the button from the library into frame 1 of a new layer. This layer should lie directly underneath the ActionScript layer.
  • 5. Add the instance name, thisBTN, to the button.
  • 6. Prior to publishing the movie, select version 10.0 or earlier of the Flash Player in the Publish Settings.
  • 7. Export Movie.
  • 8. To validate the clickTag for HomesCanberra’s ad server,


Advertising Terms and Conditions

1) Introduction

1.1 These terms are incorporated into each agreement entered into between the online publisher and the advertiser whether or not the advertising order form or any other document which the customer signs makes reference to these terms prior to publication of any advertiser materials on the,au
1.2 In this contract the following expressions have the following respective meanings unless the context otherwise requires:
“Online publisher” means Agency Nine Pty Ltd
“Advertiser” means the person or company identified on the order form
“Insertion order” means advertising order(booking) form
“Website” means

2) Terms of payment

All payments to the online publisher hereunder by the advertiser, shall be made in Australian dollars ($AUD) and shall be inclusive of any GST chargeable. HomesCanberra accepts payments made by credit card, paypal, or by invoice.

No advertising campaign will commence until the online publisher has received payment in full, or deposit for campaigns on approved accounts. Clients new to HomesCanberra and campaigns under $10,000 ex gst will not be considered for account except in exceptional circumstances. Account instalments will commence within 45 days of signed order or on campaign start date, whichever comes first.

Payments made via credit card will be processed by the online publisher within 5 business days receipt of the signed (or confirmed) order for the full balance or deposit (if the advertiser has an approved account as noted above) and will incur a 3% processing fee.

3) Late Payment

Any client account or invoice with an outstanding balance beyond the due date will be subject to a surcharge of 10% of the total invoice value plus GST per month. Accounts more than 3 months overdue will referred to a collection agency. The online publisher also reserves the right to suspend the advertisers information posted on the website.

In the event of any repeated failure by the advertiser to make payment, the advertiser will be responsible for all expenses (including legal fees) incurred by the online publisher in collecting such amounts and reserves the right to post an “account suspended” notice in place of any company information supplied. Any late fee surcharge together with all other charges and legal fees incurred will be the responsibility of the advertiser and will be legally enforceable.

4) Inventory and Availability

Acceptance of advertising is subject to inventory availability upon receipt of signed contract or insertion order by the online publisher, and payment of a 25% deposit upon signing of the insertion order (may be waived at the publisher’s discretion)

3.1 Receipt of a signed insertion order will be considered as acceptance of the order and the Terms & Conditions of the contract.
3.2 Receipt of email confirmation of an order will be considered as acceptance of Terms & Conditions of the contract.

5) Advertisers Representations

The advertiser warrants and represents to the online publisher that:

It has the right to publish the contents of the advertisement, without infringement of any rights of any third party including, without limitation, intellectual property rights;
It has complied with the relevant Authority standards in respect of electronic and online advertising and all other relevant industry codes of practice;
It will be fully responsible for the terms (including, without limitation, product description, price and compliance with all applicable laws and regulations) of any contract for the sale of goods or services to customers who have seen the advert displayed by the online publisher. The advertiser agrees to indemnify the online publisher forthwith on demand and hold the online publisher harmless against any and all expenses, damages and losses of any kind (including reasonable legal fees and costs) incurred by the online publisher in connection with any claims, actual or threatened, of any kind (including, without limitation, breach of contract, any claim of trademark or copyright infringement, libel, defamation, breach of confidentiality, false or misleading advertising or sales practices) arising from the advertisement and/or any material of the advertiser to which users can link through the advertisement and any other contract entered into for the purchase of the advertised goods or services.

The advertiser will defend or settle at its own expense any action or other proceedings brought against the online publisher that relates to the advertisement and/or any material of the advertiser to which users can link through the advertisement. The online publisher shall notify the advertiser promptly of any such claim and shall permit the advertiser to assume and control the defence of such action with Counsel chosen by the advertiser (who shall be reasonably acceptable to the online publisher) and shall not enter into any settlement or compromise of any such claim without the advertiser’s prior written consent. The advertiser shall pay any and all proper costs, damages and expenses (including but not limited to reasonable legal fees and costs) awarded against or incurred by the online publisher in any such action or proceedings.

6) Insertion Order and Website Amendments

6.1 The online publisher reserves the right to re-design parts of, or the entire website and to re-position advertising and sponsorship accordingly without prior notice or recourse to the advertiser.

6.2 The practice of deep linking may be necessary, thus enabling visitors to by-pass your home page to visit specific areas of your website directly.

6.3 Optimised web pages containing your company name and information may be submitted to search engines at the expense of the online publisher.

6.4 Positioning of advertisements is at the sole discretion of the online publisher except where a request for a specific preferred position is acknowledged by the online publisher in writing or as specified in the insertion order.

7) Cancellation Policy:

7.1 Cancellation damages of 50% of the contract value will be immediately due and payable if any signed (or confirmed) insertion order is cancelled prior to the campaign start date.

7.2 Cancellation of any campaign after the start date will forfeit any prepaid amount, and any outstanding
balance on recurring payments (such as those on account) shall become immediately due to the online publisher by the advertiser.

\"8)\" All contents of advertisements are subject to online publisher’s approval.

The online publisher reserves the right to reject or cancel any advertisement, insertion order, inventory reservation or position commitment at any time, or remove any advertisement from any website page controlled by the online publisher, or reject any URL link embodied within any advertisement. If this occurs the online publisher will refund in full any monies paid to the advertiser.

9) Publication of Advertisement

Advertising material must be received at least 72 Hours prior to the nominated campaign start date, otherwise position may be lost, reduced or, in the case of directory listings or fixed position advertisements, the insertion term may be reduced.

The online publisher will notify the advertiser by email or phone call that their advertisement has been added to the website.

The agreed duration will begin from notification by the online publisher.

The advertiser must notify the online publisher as soon as is reasonable by email of any inaccuracy or changes that need to be made.

The content of all ads incorporating data provided by a third party is not subject to the advertiser’s prior approval but no warranty is given by the online publisher with relation to the accuracy of such advertisements. The online publisher does not undertake to review the contents of any advertisements and any such review of, and approval by, the online publisher shall not be deemed to constitute an acceptance by the online publisher that such advertisement is provided in accordance with the terms of the Agreement, nor shall it constitute a waiver of the online publisher’s rights hereunder. The online publisher makes no warranty, express or implied, as to the accuracy of any advertisement. In the event that any advertisement is inaccurate, the advertiser’s sole remedy is for the online publisher to remedy such inaccuracy within 2 working days of it being notified of the inaccuracy by the advertiser.

10) All insertion orders are accepted subject to provisions of the current rate card.

Rates are subject to change without notice from the publisher. In the event of a rate increase during the period of the insertion order, an advertiser with existing insertion orders or campaigns will not be charged the new rate..

11) Limitation of Liability

The online publisher will not be liable, in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), pre-contract or other representations (other than fraudulent or negligent misrepresentations) or otherwise out of or in connection with these terms and conditions for:
any economic losses (including without limitation loss of revenues, profits, contracts, business or anticipated savings); or
any loss of goodwill or reputation; or
any special or indirect or consequential losses;

In any case whether or not such losses were within the contemplation of either party at the date on which the event giving rise to the loss incurred, suffered or incurred by a party arising out of or in connection with the provisions of any matter under these terms and conditions. In particular, and without limitation, the advertiser acknowledges that the online publisher will not be liable for such losses whether arising from a failure to publish an advertisement, or from the inaccuracy of any data contained in any advertisements (whether such inaccuracy arises from any action, or failure to act, of the online publisher, the advertiser or a third party).

Nothing in these terms and conditions shall exclude or limit the online publisher’s liability for death or personal injury resulting from its negligence or that of its servants, agents or employees.

Subject to the above, the liability of the online publisher in contract, tort, negligence, pre-contract or other representations or otherwise arising out of or in connection with these terms and conditions or the performance or observance of its obligations under these terms and conditions, and every applicable part of them shall be limited to the amendment of any inaccurate data in accordance with Section 9 above or in the event that the online publisher fails to electronically publish an advertisement, the advertiser’s sole remedy and the online publisher’s entire liability to the advertiser shall be limited at the online publisher’s option to either a refund of the advertising fee or relevant portion thereof, or placement of the advertisement at a later time in a comparable position.

The advertiser acknowledges that any website on which an advert is displayed is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis without any representation or endorsement. The online publisher makes no warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, in relation to such website, including but not limited to, implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security, accuracy, condition or completeness, or any implied warranty arising from course of dealing or usage or trade or that the website will meet any requirements or will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that the website or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs or are fully functional, accurate, or reliable.

The online publisher shall have the right to hold the advertiser or its agent liable for such monies as are due and payable to online publisher for advertising which the advertiser or its agent ordered and which advertising was published and displayed.

No conditions other than those set forth in the rate card shall be binding on the online publisher unless specifically agreed to in writing by the online publisher.

The online publisher is not liable for delays in delivery and/or non-delivery in the event of any situation beyond the control of the online publisher.

No conditions other than those set forth in the insertion order or this shall be binding unless expressly agreed to in writing. In the event of any inconsistency between the insertion order and this Agreement, this Agreement shall prevail.

13) Guarantee.

HomesCanberra offers a Money-Back Guarantee on any campaign that fails to generate reader engagement. This guarantee can be suspended, modified or revoked at our sole discretion without prior notice to you. If the Money-Back Guarantee is suspended or revoked, there is no remedy or refund of charges for a service failure. HomesCanberra will, at its option, and upon request, either refund or credit to the applicable invoice only your campaign balance.
The following limitations apply:
Engagement is defined as : No readers tracked via google analytics for any premium advertising feature, or No clickthroughs on any provided creative. Creative provided by third parties or the advertiser without clicktags are exempt from our moneyback guarantee. at its sole discretion may offer advertising credit for any campaign that fails to meet our standards

14) Miscellaneous

These terms and conditions (as amended from time to time) together with any document expressly referred to in any of the terms, contains the entire agreement between Agency Nine  (“HomesCanberra”) and each HomesCanberra customer (“You”) relating to the subject matter covered and supersede any previous agreements, arrangements, undertakings or proposals, written or verbal, between the parties in relation to such matters. No verbal explanation or verbal information given by any party shall alter the interpretation of these terms and conditions. Each party confirms that, in agreeing to these terms and conditions, it has not relied on any representation save insofar as the same has expressly been made a representation in these terms and conditions and agrees that it shall have no remedy in respect of any misrepresentation which has not become a term of these terms and conditions save that the agreement of each party contained in this.

You will be taken to have agreed these terms and conditions upon placing an order with and/or by using the HomesCanberra website. If you do not agree, asks that you notify them immediately.

The invalidity, illegality or unenforceability of any provision of these terms and conditions shall not affect or impact the continuation in force of the remainder of these terms and conditions.

Nothing in these terms and conditions shall be construed as creating a partnership or joint venture of any kind between the parties or as constituting either party as the agent of the other party for any purpose whatsoever and neither party shall have the authority or power to bind the other party or to contract in the name of or create a liability against the other party in any way or for any purpose.

These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with Australian law and the parties hereby submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the Australian courts in respect of any dispute or matter arising out of or connected with these terms and conditions.

15) Contractual Information:

Signed Insertion orders must be delivered at least three business days prior to the start of an insertion term
Banner creative must be delivered at least three business days prior to the start of an insertion term. Creative delivered after this time may not track clicks or conversions if not tested properly.
All other advertising copy and material must be delivered at least three business days prior to the start of an insertion term

All advertising requires a signed insertion order noting the above forms of approval.

15) Contact details can be contacted as follows:

Agency Nine pty ltd

Canberra City, ACT, Australia, 2601
Tel: 0407450744
[email protected]