Switching Gears Posting Policy

1. The vehicles listed on our website are for both private and commercial sellers and buyers.

2. Please don't include links to auction sites or links to your ad posted on another site.

3. Ensure your advertisement isn't breaching any applicable government laws/legislations. It is the responsibility of the advertiser before posting an ad on Switching Gears that content advertised adheres to our Posting Policies as well as applicable laws. As a condition of your use of Switching Gears specified under our Terms of Use, you agree that you will not violate any laws.

Switching Gears Posting Policies

As a condition of use of Switching Gears you agree that you are at least 18 years of age.

Switching Gears reserve the right to remove 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 Switching Gears 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 Posting Policies
  2. Breaches of Australian law. It is the responsibility of the advertiser before posting an ad on Switching Gears to ensure that content advertised adheres to Switching Gears posting policies as well as Australian applicable laws. As a condition of your use of Switching Gears specified under our Terms of Use, you agree that you will not violate any laws
  3. The item being offered for sale is not considered appropriate to be sold on Switching Gears.
  4. Including information in your ad which Switching Gears believes is designed to manipulate search or affect the display of your ad.
  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: No overseas ads, or ads posted without an Australian IP address are accepted, Switching Gears is for Australian based individuals and businesses only.
  9. Ad contains external links: No external website links are allowed within your ad to other portals / classified, third party websites 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 user 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 by contacting us through our contact page. Please provide us with the ad details (ad title, email address) and reasons why these ads should be reviewed

Switching Gears reserves the right to remove any ad that we feel is not relevant, or of value to the Switching Gear 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.
  • Changes to your ad no longer meet the above posting rules

When this happens your ad may be temporarily suspended until we review it.

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 moderators

Ads either 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 Switching Gears emails. You may wish to add Switching Gears 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 contact us through the “contact page” located at the bottom of help pages and we'll be happy to help you out.