Gumtree Posting Policy
As a condition of your use of Gumtree you agree that you are older than 18 years of age.
General reasons for ad removal
The list below details what can't be posted on Gumtree
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 Gumtree" located bottom of help pages and we'll be happy to help you out
Rule of thumb: if you live in the house yourself and wish to let a room within, you can advertise in this section. If you do not actually live in the house, then these sections are not for you.
If ads are indiscriminately posted in multiple, irrelevant categories, they will be removed.
No links to other accommodation websites.
Flats / Houses to Rent
The “Flats/Houses to Rent” sections of Gumtree are for advertising entire flats or houses to rent. Rooms offered within a flat or house should be in “Flat / House Share”.
Please ensure that each ad ONLY advertises one property.
No links to other accommodation websites in ads.
The “For sale” categories have been designed for private sellers and buyers ONLY. If you are a commercial retailer or conducting a business through your postings then please use the Business Services section.
No links to auction sites or links to your ad posted on another site. Remember, you can use as much space as you like and you can even include a photo, so there is no need to direct people elsewhere.
Tickets for sporting or music events at prices above or below face values must state the face value. We do not support ticket touts or scalpers and ads not containing the face vale of the ticket will be removed.
We do not allow postings advertising the sale of ANYTHING illegal including the following: drugs, weapons, obscene, erotic items/material, cigarettes or tobacco products.
No pet ads – please see the Pets section under Community
All of the “Community” sections are ONLY for postings from individual community members and NOT for commercial advertisement or promotion.
The Gumtree Pets section is to help the community find good, safe, caring homes for pets.
This section is NOT intended to facilitate breeding, commercial pet trading, trade of dogs for the purpose of fighting, stud services of any animal.
Any ads suspected of this kind of activity will be removed.
Each job posting must advertise an individual (one vacancy only) and specific position. Generic postings advertising multiple vacancies or employment services are not allowed category.
Each job posting must be written in English.
Agencies must clearly identify themselves
We do not accept postings which require candidates to send money or stamped addressed envelopes to gain further details of the positions.
We do not accept “commission only” jobs, "multi-level marketing (MLM)" jobs or “work from home” jobs.
We do not accept postings that advertise pyramid selling, or multi-level marketing schemes.
We do not accept job adverts for cash in hand work.
We do not accept postings that contain links to other websites that offer the user job posting facilities.
Job postings should be placed in the category which most closely relates to the actual nature of the vacancy rather than the nature of the employer or industry. If you are unsure post in the 'General Jobs' category.
We ask that all fields in the Job Posting Form be filled out correctly. EG: The “posting title” field to only contain the vacancy title and no location, contact or company details.
We do not accept postings that advertise for models or actors (either male or female) using generic (Hotmail, Yahoo, Gmail, etc) email accounts and/or mobile phone numbers. These posters must include a registered agency email address and land line phone number.
We do not accept adverts for Escort/Adult industry work.
We do not accept job adverts for medical trials of any kind.
The “Business Services” sections are for businesses and commercial entities to submit postings advertising their services.
These sections are not for recruitment ads
Please avoid putting your phone number in the title of your ad as it makes the ads very difficult for users to read
All massage services ads on Gumtree must:
Please note ads that are for "Tantra/Tantric massage" are not allowed on Gumtree
We don't allow duplicate ads (multiple ads advertising the same company’s services). Duplicate ads are extremely frustrating to our users, as they bring no value to the categories in which they appear. Please post no more than one ad advertising your services. The repeated posting of multiple, duplicate ads may lead to a complete deletion of ALL of your ads and restriction of your use of Gumtree.
Ads offering financial services must use a valid business email address and contain a valid business landline number.
Tickets for sale must be advertised in our Stuff For Sale music/sport/event tickets category please click on “change category” above and pick the correct category
The event category is sorted in order of event date and not in order of posted date.
The vehicles categories are for both private and commercial sellers and buyers.
Do not include pricing or telephone numbers in the title, please make use of the specific fields for this information when creating your ad.
No links to auction sites or links to your ad posted on another site.
Always provide accurate information such as kilometers.
Write the most descriptive and informative ad as possible, users will appreciate a well made ad and you may find you gain a greater response. Remember, you can use as much space as you like and you can even include multiple photos.
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