Codes of Practice

In accordance with Code 8 of the Community Radio Codes of Practice, to ensure that the Codes continue to reflect changing community standards and remain relevant in the contemporary media environment, the community radio sector, as coordinated by the sector organisation representing the majority of licensees, will review the Codes every three to five years in consultation with other sector organisations.

This review is currently underway. The CBAA will soon release a document for public comment as part of the final stage of consultation to the Codes of Practice Review.  

A submission of the revised Codes of Practice will then be made by the CBAA Board to the Australian Communications and Media Authority (the ACMA) for its approval and registration under the Broadcasting Services Act 1992.

If you have any queries about the Community Radio Broadcasting Codes of Practice Review, please contact the CBAA.

The Community Broadcasting Codes of Practice - Radio are available on this web page, or may be downloaded as a PDF for printing, or you can download the Codes in DAISY format(.ZIP 4.63MB).

Community Broadcasting Codes of Practice - Radio


  1. Background
  2. Guiding Principles
  3. Legal Obligations
  4. Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA)
  5. Sector Organisations

appendices attached to the Codes are for guidance only and do not form part of the Codes

  1. Codes of Practice Checklist
  2. Codes of Practice Announcement Example
  3. Rights and Responsibilities of Volunteers Example
  4. Procedures for Disciplinary Action and Dismissal of Volunteers Example
  5. Reporting suicide and mental illness responsibly
  6. Music Policy Example
  7. Sponsorship Policy Example
  8. Complaints Policy Example
Posted Fri, 08/01/2010 - 2:27pm by cbaa_admin