Snorer's Friend ® is manufactured in Adelaide, South Australia
ADL resources Pty Ltd ACN 131 829 662
as trustee for
ADL resources Trust ABN 84 801 281 648
|Office Phone||1800 726 889|
|Fax||08 8312 3027|
|Scott's mobile||0407 712 883|
|Postal address||ADL resources
PO Box 32
LONSDALE BC SA 5160
|Office / warehouse||Shops 5 & 6
20 Taylors Avenue
Morphett Vale, SA, 5162
|Bank details for EFT||click here|
The Snorer's Friend appears on the TGA register under number ARTG#115164
Here's my TGA certificate. Click thumbnails to see larger, legible version. But be warned, it's fascinating reading, and VERY hard to put down once you get into it, So don't start unless you can really spare the time!
Here's a nifty thought - as devices are added to the register they are assigned a unique number. So I got 115164, the next application got 115165, and so on. An unintended consequence of this is that you can tell the order in which devices were introduced to the Australian market.
I have one particularly enthusiastic competitor who doesn't mind bending the truth from time to time if there's a sale to be made. He also doesn't tend to respond when customers ask for a refund (as I have heard from some customers trying my product after his) so you can see he's a bit of a nasty pasty. I won't name names in case he gets mad and goes all Jackie Chan on me.
Anyway... one claim he likes to make in big bold letters is "Australia's Number 1 Original Anti-Snoring Mouthpiece!".
Now you would think that, if he really was the Number 1 Original, instead of someone who copied me a couple of years after I started, then his ARTG number would have to be lower than mine. Sadly, it's quite a lot higher. Interesting!!
Snorer's Friend is GST-Free
"GST" is a funny tax we have in Australia. The haphazard way it is applied to some medical devices and not to others is truly hilarious.
GST is just a normal "value added tax" like a lot of other countries have, but our politicians decided it needed a special name, to make it more... errr... special. That must have happened the same night they decided to work out what things would be exempt from GST by using a hat and little pieces of paper. Over-indulgence in alcohol is a traditional part of a politician's role in Australia.
GST doesn't apply to anything we export, so if you are outside Australia this page is not relevant to you.
If you are within Australia, you might like to know that I received notification on Jan 11th 2006 from the Australian Taxation Office (under case NBA 503 3634) that the supply of these devices is GST-free.
They also went to considerable effort to tell me that if someone WANTED to pay GST it was OK for me to add it to the price and charge the customer, as long as I was registered for GST (which I am) and provided a tax invoice (which I can) and sent the GST I collected to the ATO (which I am happy to do). So, if you want to pay GST on a Snorer's Friend, well, that's cool, just let me know and I'll add it to your bill and forward the extra to the tax office, so you can claim it back when you put in your BAS.