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Apply for a community radio licence

We advertise all opportunities to apply for a community broadcasting licence. You must represent the interests of the community to apply.

Who can apply

Companies can only apply if they:

  • formed in Australia or an Australian territory
  • represent a community interest.

‘Companies’ in the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 includes:

  • incorporated associations 
  • companies limited by guarantee.

It is not appropriate for other companies to hold a community licence. This includes:

  • certain cooperatives 
  • companies limited by shares.

How we assess your application

For long-term community broadcasting licences, we assess:

  • how well the proposed service would meet the community’s current and future needs 
  • the interests in that community
  • how well the services would provide material that is significant to the local community
  • other broadcasting services in that licence area, including national services 
  • whether the applicant is able to provide the proposed service.

We also consider whether this licence would lead to a situation we don’t want such as:

  • one person in control of more than one community broadcasting service in the same licence area
  • the Commonwealth, a state or territory or a political party in control of a community broadcasting licence.

After we give you a licence

If we give you a licence, you must start to broadcast within one year unless we agree to a longer date.

We allocate community broadcasting licences under Part 6 of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992.

Apply for Millicent RA1 community radio broadcasting licence

Applications are open for the analog Millicent RA1 community radio broadcasting licence in South Australia.

View the application form and application pack.

You must lodge your application by midnight (AEST), Wednesday 14 February 2024. Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted.

How to submit an application

By email: communitybroadcasting@acma.gov.au.

By post:

Millicent community radio licence 
Community Broadcasting Section 
The ACMA 
PO Box Q500 
Queen Victoria Building NSW 2009

More information

Find out more about community licence allocations or email our Community Broadcasting Section at communitybroadcasting@acma.gov.au.

Phone: (02) 9334 7922.

 

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