Information about classified advertising

Advertise in the Australian Veterinary Journal and on the website

The AVJ helps advertisers reach the largest group of veterinarians in the region and provides a captive niche market of veterinary surgeons and other key staff who manage veterinary practices. Each issue of the print version is sent to over 5000 members.

The AVJ is Australia's leading veterinary journal, and is the perfect way for you to promote your job vacancies and your practices. Surveys show that the classified ad section is one of the first sections that vets look at. If you place an ad in the journal, you get a complementary ad in our website listings.

We publish 11 issues each year including a combined January/February issue. The AVJ is distributed at the beginning of each month.

If you are a member, to have your advertisement listed create an ad now.

Non AVA members will need to create a new account first, before creating an ad.

Member discount

AVA members are entitled to a 50% discount off the classified advertising rate.

If an ad is submitted on behalf of a practice, the discount will apply only if all practice principals are members. Employed AVA members are not entitled to the discount if the ad is submitted on behalf of their employer who is not a member.

Rates for classified advertising in 2017 (exclusive of GST)


Print in AVJ plus free online

Online only

Column (less than 90 words)



Sixth-page (max 120 words)



Third-page square (max 220 words)



Third-page vertical (max 300 words)



Half-page horizontal (max 450 words)



Full page



If the ad is to appear in multiple AVJs, you will be charged for each issue.

For website-only ads, we are currently running a promotion that you only need to pay for one issue and the ad will remain live for as long as required.

Hot Job featured listing

The AVA promotes one job vacancy each month in its electronic newsletter, Vet Voice, which is circulated around the 15th of each month. For an additional fee of $200 + GST, you can book your ad to be featured as the month’s Hot Job.

With distribution to 10,000 students, members and non-members each month, it’s a great way to gain maximum exposure for your listing. Only one job will be listed each month, so make sure you don’t miss out. 

Size of ads

Sixth page

112 mm (H) x 57 mm (W)

Third page square

112 mm (H) x 119 mm (W)

Third page vertical

228 mm (H) x 57 mm (W)

Half page horizontal

112 mm (H) x 180 mm (W)

Full page

228 mm (H) x 180 mm (W)

Booking deadlines

The deadlines for advertising in the Australian Veterinary Journal in 2017 are below.  

January/February issue 

 14 December

March issue   

 8 February

April issue

 7 March

May issue

7 April

June issue

 5 May

July issue 

 2 June

August issue   

2 July

September issue  

 4 August

October issue 

8 September

November issue

6 October

December issue 

3 November

Minimum salaries

All positions vacant must include a salary no less than, or a clear indication that the package being offered includes a salary of no less than, those set out in the appropriate Award.

For further information about the appropriate Award, contact the AVA HR Advisory Service on 1300 788 977 (AVA Members only).


Advertisements are accepted for publication on condition that the advertiser indemnifies the Australian Veterinary Association, the publisher and their staff responsible for all actions, suits, claims, loss and/or damages resulting from anything published on behalf of the advertiser.

Create an ad

To have your advertisement listed, visit submit classifieds to create and pay for your own ad.

Non AVA members will need to create a new account first, before creating an ad.

Classifieds contact

Email: Phone: 02 9431 5000

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