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Proposal to revise the temporary community broadcasting licence guidelines for radio – consultation 03/2021

We are proposing to amend the temporary community broadcasting licence guidelines.

Consultation number
IFC 03/2021
Closing in 26 days (24 March 2021)
In progress

Key documents

The issue

Technological developments and changes in listener behaviours are affecting radio broadcasting services in Australia. Demand for use of radiofrequency spectrum to deliver radio broadcasting services is growing, and in many parts of Australia, spectrum is congested.

In May 2019, we released an issues paper to hear about the delivery of radio. We also wanted to consider whether there needed to be any changes to support radio services into the future. In March 2020, we published our Future delivery of radio report to the then Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts.

The report identified 4 broadcasting spectrum priority activities to help support radio and inform our planning and licence allocation activity, including temporary community broadcasting allocations.

Against this backdrop, we consider it timely to revise and clarify our current guidelines. We are inviting comments from interested stakeholders on proposed changes to the guidelines, which apply to community radio services.

Have your say

Submissions are due by 24 March 2021.

Make a submission

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

Submissions by post can be sent to:

The Manager

Content Projects and Policy Section

Australian Communications and Media Authority

PO Box Q500, Queen Victoria Building NSW 1230

Consultation enquiries can be emailed to

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