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What we do

We regulate communications and media to maximise the economic and social benefits for Australia.


  • set and manage rules about communications and media services and markets
  • licence people, organisations and products to operate in Australia
  • look into complaints and problems and take action when rules aren’t being followed
  • plan and manage the airwaves and make space for new services, like 5G

Our remit covers:

  • internet and phones
  • TV, radio and content
  • spectrum
  • equipment compliance

Our purpose, vision and mission are set out in our corporate plan.

Next up: Our role in compliance and enforcement
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