About the CBAA

The Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA) is the national peak body for community radio stations. The CBAA provides leadership, advocacy and support for our members to facilitate independent broadcasting services and to build and strengthen local communities.

The CBAA strives to be a flexible, forward thinking, diverse, vibrant and effective representative organisation, focused on developing strong communities through local, diverse and accessible broadcasting.

 The CBAA undertakes many activities, including:
  • Member services & advice
  • Policy formation
  • Government and regulatory liaison
  • Audience & sector research
  • Program and music distribution
  • Audio production
  • Sector training
  • Sector communications: CBX magazine and e-newsletters.
 
As the national representative organisation for community stations, it is the aim of the CBAA to remain responsive by providing quality membership services and by maintaining strong communication with and among our diverse members and stakeholders.
 
CBAA members include fully licensed stations as well as groups aspiring to hold a permanent broadcast licence. At present the CBAA has over 270 member stations who are actively broadcasting nationwide. CBAA membership is not restricted to stations; other organisations and individuals who support the development of community broadcasting can also join as affiliate members.
 
The CBAA aims to:
  • Promote the values of the community broadcasting sector through practical actions
  • Build station capacity by providing quality advice, support and services to members
  • Advance the interests of the sector through policy leadership, advocacy and public campaigns
  • Enhance our communications strategies to raise awareness and knowledge of the sector
  • Increase organisational capacity to reflect best practice and facilitate sustainable growth.