Broadcasting Financial Results (BFR) | ACMA

Broadcasting Financial Results (BFR)

What are the Broadcasting Financial Results?

The Broadcasting Financial Results (BFR) are a snapshot of the aggregated expenditure, revenue, profitability, assets, liability and net assets of the commercial radio and television broadcasting sectors. It is produced using information provided to the ACMA by commercial broadcasters to satisfy their disclosure requirements, under the Broadcasting Services Act 1992, relating to the collection of broadcasting licence fees.

Download the BFR below:

BFR 2015–16 in Word (.doc 637 KB), PDF (1 Mb ) or Excel (369 KB). This includes data for the 2013–14, 2014–15 and 2015–16 broadcasting periods.

BFR 2014–15 in Word (.doc 607 KB), PDF (1.6 Mb ) or Excel (356 KB). This includes data for the 2012–13, 2013–14 and 2014–15 broadcasting periods.

BFR 2013–14 in Word (.doc 497 KB), PDF (1.7 Mb ) or Excel (314 KB). This includes data for the 2011–12, 2012–13 and 2013–14 broadcasting periods.

BFR 2012–13 in Word (.doc 598 KB), PDF (2 Mb ) or Excel (439 KB). This includes data for the 2010–11, 2011–12 and 2012–13 broadcasting periods.

BFR 2011–12 in Word (.doc 386 KB), PDF (588 KB) or Excel (477 KB). This includes data for the 2009–10, 2010–11 and 2011–12 broadcasting periods. 

BFR 2010–11 in Word (.docx 360 KB), PDF (4 MB) or Excel (436 KB). This includes data for the 2009–10 and 2010–11 broadcasting periods.

Further information

If you require further information about the BFR please contact the ACMA Revenue Assurance Team by email to or phone (02) 6219 5355.

ACMA disclaimer

A BFR is based on data provided by commercial broadcasting licensees to the ACMA. The BFR has not been verified or audited by the ACMA. The ACMA therefore makes no representation as to the accuracy of the data. 

Inter-licensee and inter-licence transactions cannot be eliminated to produce the BFR as this information is not reported to the ACMA. It should also be noted that totals in the BFR are rounded to the nearest dollar.

Any report, retransmission or reproduction of the information contained in a BFR on the ACMA website must include:

  • a disclaimer in the same or substantially similar terms to this ACMA disclaimer, or
  • a link to this ACMA disclaimer.

Last updated: 14 November 2016