Our Partners




Major Partners

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The Community Broadcasting Foundation is an independent non-profit funding agency that seeks, secures, administers and distributes funding to support the development, creativity and sustainability of community broadcasting in Australia. The CBAA receives a significant portion of its income from the CBF.


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The CBAA has a 10% shareholding in media representative agency, Spots and Space Pty Ltd. Spots and Space has representation rights for 270 community radio stations. The CBAA has the right to appoint a Director, however, has chosen not to do so to preserve an arm’s length relationship. The CBAA exclusively endorses Spots and Space to the communications industry and the media as the national representative of community broadcasting.

Australian Department of Health





The Australian Government Department of Health supports one of the CBAA's Community Education Programs; the national suicide prevention and mental health awareness project. Each month, our project team develops a series of 20 short radio segments designed to promote help-seeking behaviour and positive lifestyle choices, using interviews with service providers, as well as profiles of people who have successfully dealt with tough times in their lives. Segments are distributed to community radio stations across the country for airplay.



Other Partners



AFTRS The Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) is the country’s leading premier radio school and offers a multitude of courses in both online and on campus formats to suit the aspiring, developing or established radio practitioner. AFTRS offers the Radio Content, Management and Leadership – an online industry validated certificate designed for experienced radio staff working in the commercial, public and community broadcasting sectors wanting to step up into management, content and programming roles. Check out the AFTRS website for many other short and introductory radio and podcasting courses.                                                                        







APRA AMCOS has 87,000+ members who are songwriters, composers and music publishers.  APRA AMCOS licence organisations to play, perform, copy, record or make available members’ music, and distribute the royalties to members. 







Established in 1969, the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia Limited (PPCA) is a national, non-government, non-profit organisation that represents the interest of record companies and Australian recording artists. The CBAA has an industry agreement with the PPCA enabling the CBAA to represent all CBAA member stations.


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The CBAA is a key member of the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC). AMARC is an international non-governmental organisation serving the community radio movement, with almost 4000 members and associates in 130 countries. Its goal is to support and contribute to the development of community and participatory radio along the principals of solidarity and international cooperation. All continents are represented on AMARC's International Board of Directors.

Community Media Training Organisation





The Community Media Training Organisation (CMTO) began operating in 2011 and is a Registered Training Organisation delivering accredited and non-accredited training to community broadcasters around Australia. The CBAA works closely with the CMTO on a range of training projects, including the highly successful webinar series.


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The CBAA is a member of the Community Council for Australia, an independent, non-political member-based organisation dedicated to building flourishing communities primarily by enhancing the extraordinary work and effort undertaken within the not-for profit sector in Australia.  CCA seeks to change the way governments, communities and the not-for-profit sector relate to one another.  This includes establishing a regulatory environment that works for community organisations and not against them.


First Nations Media





First Nations Media Australia is the national peak body for First Nations not-for-profit broadcasting, media and communications.


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The CBAA is a partner in Deakin University's Capacity-building and knowledge-sharing in citizen journalism enterprise project, which focuses on building capacity in and sharing knowledge about citizen journalism through parallel initiatives in Australia and India.