Skip to main content

Proposal to remake the Primary TV Services Declaration - IFC 11/2020

We are proposing to remake the Primary TV Services Declaration.

Consultation number
IFC 11/2020
Closing in 46 days (10 July 2020)
In progress

Key documents

The issue

The Broadcasting Services (Primary Commercial Television Broadcasting Service) Declaration is due to sunset on 1 October 2020. We are proposing to remake the declaration, with minor updates to its schedules.

The declaration is required under clause 41G of Schedule 4 of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992.

The declaration formally sets out the ‘primary service’ for each of the commercial TV networks in a licence area. A primary service has special obligations compared to other services. These relate to:

  • content
  • captioning
  • media diversity
  • other responsibilities.

Have your say

The ACMA is seeking public comment on the issues in the consultation paper and our proposal to remake the Primary TV Services Declaration.

Make a submission

Use the ‘Upload a submission’ button at the top of this page to upload your submission.

Submissions by post can be sent to:

The Manager
Broadcasting Carriage Policy
Australian Communications and Media Authority
PO Box 78
Belconnen ACT 2616

You can email consultation enquiries to

Publication of submissions

Read about the ACMA’s policy regarding the publication of submissions

Back to top