Best ads from the 80s and 90s

Best ads of the 80s and 90s.
Best ads of the 80s and 90s. 

It's common to have fond memories of your favourite TV shows while growing up but what about the ads?

Love them or hate them, commercials usually had a way of getting stuck in your head. 

From the Cottees ad to Paul Hogan in the Australian Tourism ad, keep scrolling for a look at the best commercials from the 80s and 90s.

Best ads from the 80s and 90s 

Cottees Cordial 

Regardless of whether you were allowed cordial in your house, you knew the words to this repetitive never ending jingle.. 

Australian Dairy Corporation

Staring TV chef Peter Russel Clarke, "Where's the Cheese?" became a household slogan for cheese lovers everywhere. 


Bond's Hype-R-Color fashion range (1992)

Shorts, tops, caps to socks, the bonds Hype-R-Color range was all the rage. 

Slip, slop, slap

The original sunscreen campaign was delivered in the 80s by none other than Sid the seagull. 

Yellow Pages

G.O.G.G.O, the ad showed actor Tommy Dysart searching the yellow pages for someone to help with his Goggomobil.


Everyone loves Vita-Weats, this ad shows a family in the kitchen making a snack consisting of Vita-Weats and their "good wheaty taste."

Smiths Crips

The world was introduced to the Gobbledok in the 80's, but also, and sometimes annoyingly, an increase in people saying, "chippies," in a creepy voice. 


Starring Hey Dad actor Matthew Krok, the Sorbent ad convinces the nation of another way to start the day and it has nothing to do with a healthy breakfast. That's right, thicker, softer Sorbent. 


The ad shows people of all ages shampooing their hair with Decore, "the family shampoo", while singing a parody of Gene Chandler's doo-wop hit Duke Of Earl


Mrs Marsh gives kids a lesson on Colgate's better fluoride treatment.

Meadow Lea margarine

While showing the many uses of margarine, "you outta be congratulated" became a classic slogan in the 80s. 

Tip Top bread

Using stop-motion animation to show the bread rising was pretty cool, but the saying, "good on ya mum' is what we all remember. 

Antz Pantz

Considered raunchy by some, the ad features a female backpacker, her pet echidna, and some ants.

Do The Right Thing

A catchy jingle encouraging people to do the right thing with your rubbish and "your planet with thank you for your co-operation."

Sultana Bran

It used to be so much easier to trick kids into eating healthy food. 

Harpic toilet cleaner 

Every home needed Harpic. 

Violet Crumble

To tune out the sound of a man making Kookaburra sounds, the man bites into his Violet Crumble. 


Two kids eating McCain's super juicy corn on the roof, trick the farmer into thinking it's raining. 

Australian tourism 

Part of the "Come and say G'day" campaign, everyone remembers this ad because of Paul Hogan and the famous line, "I'll even slip an extra shrimp on the barbie for you."