Decision-making by the Authority | ACMA

Decision-making by the Authority

The Authority comprises the Chair, the Deputy Chair and at least one, and not more than seven, other Members. There are currently three full-time Members and two part-time Members. 

The Authority is the ACMA's ultimate decision-making body for regulatory matters for which the ACMA has responsibility. Its aim is to deliver regulatory outcomes that are consistent with the objectives prescribed in its various legislative remits, achieves the government’s policy objectives and appropriately balances the needs of citizens and industries within the communications and media sectors.


Processes for decision-making within and delegation by the Authority are established under the Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005.


Generally, the Authority’s decisions are made at formal meetings with matters being decided by the majority of its members in attendance. Regular meetings are held for the efficient performance of its functions with the Authority meeting indicatively about twice a month.

To contact an Authority member, please contact the Authority secretariat.

Last updated: 18 December 2015