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Sunsetting of the television captioning standard

We want to remake the Broadcasting Services (Television Captioning) Standard 2013.

Closing in 9 days (13 June 2023)
In progress
  • 1

    Consultation opened

    02 May 2023
  • 2

    Consultation closes

    13 Jun 2023

Key documents

View our Auslan and captioned video, inviting deaf and hard-of-hearing people for their views on captioning quality.


The issue

The Standard requires that captions must be readable, accurate and comprehensible, so that they are meaningful to viewers who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.

The Standard is due to sunset on 1 October 2023. It must be reviewed before it can be remade or amended.

We are reviewing the Standard and want your feedback. In its current form, does it remain an efficient and effective way to ensure hearing-impaired people have meaningful access to television content through quality captions?

We have also published a research document on the use and experience of consumer captioning. This is available in the key documents section above. You can find more information about this research on the ACMA website.   

Have your say

We invite comments on the issues in the consultation paper by 5 pm (AEST) on 13 June 2023.

Make a submission

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

Submissions by post can be sent to:

Manager, Content and Platform Projects Section
Australian Communications and Media Authority
PO Box 78
Belconnen ACT 2616

You can also make a submission by contacting us using the National Relay Service on 1300 850 115.

Publication of submissions

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

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