A guide to several peak bodies and organisations from the Australian community broadcasting sector.
The Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA) is the peak body and the national representative organisation for community radio and television stations in Australia.
The Australian Community Television Alliance (ACTA) is a not-for-profit industry association representing free-to-air community television (CTV) channels licensed by the Australian Government. ACTA has been established to represent existing and potential CTV licensees and to advance the interests of community television.
Vision Australia is a not-for-profit organisation and Australia’s largest provider of services for people with blindness and low vision. Vision Australia aims to create a community partnership of knowledge, skills and expertise to enrich the participation in life of people who are blind or have low vision and their families.
The National Ethnic and Multicultural Broadcasters’ Council (NEMBC) is a national peak body that advocates for multiculturalism and supports multilingual community broadcasting around Australia. The NEMBC contributes to media diversity in Australia by maintaining and connecting people to their language, culture and identity.
Formed in 1978, Christian Media Australia is the peak industry body representing Christian Media communicators in Australia. Members include Christian Community Radio stations, radio and TV program producers, record companies, churches and media organizations and professional industry bodies.
The Community Media Training Organisation (CMTO) began operating in 2011 and is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), delivering accredited and non-accredited training to community broadcasters around Australia.
The Community Broadcasting Foundation is an independent non-profit funding agency that solicits and distributes funds for the maintenance and development of community broadcasting in Australia including specialist services for Ethnic, Indigenous and Radio for the Print Handicapped audiences.
The Australian Indigenous Communications Association (AICA) is the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander national peak elected representative body for all aspects of the broadcasting and media sector in Australia.