Community Broadcasting Sector

About Australian Community Broadcasting

The Australian community broadcasting sector is recognised internationally as one of the most successful examples of grassroots media. Community broadcasting provides news, information, cultural content and entertainment to communities defined by geographical location or common interest. The diversity of program content available through community broadcasting broadens the media choices available to all Australians.

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Community Broadcasting Sector Roundtable

The community broadcasting sector's representative organisations come together to identify and advance issues of mutual interest.

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Sector Research

Community Broadcasting Foundation is committed to supporting research on Australian community broadcasting. Download CBF Support for Research Policy, view Community Broadcasting Station Census data, National Listener Survey results and ratings by McNair Ingenuity Research, Griffith University research and online academic journal 3CMedia.

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Sector Funding Trends

Australian community broadcasting is essentially self-funding. Government support remains at a modest level in comparison to total sector turnover, particularly when the value of volunteer input is recognised.

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