Our Partners


Major Partners

CBF logo

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.


Spots & Space logoThe 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 HealthThe 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


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.


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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 OrganisationThe 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.


Queensland University Of Technology

The CBAA is a partner in the Digital Storytelling: Community Uses of Co-creative Media national research project which brings together leading agencies in community arts, community media and Indigenous media and a team of nationally and internationally recognised researchers in the field to investigate “How can existing community-based infrastructure and new media affordances be combined to stimulate broad-based, population-wide innovation through creative participation?” The project
pays particular attention to the role of formal agencies in these processes. It builds on
existing initiatives to link community cultural development, community media and Digital
Storytelling movements in order to model and evaluate best practice in the adaptation,
production and propagation of non-professional innovation in creative content. Through
field experiments and demonstrator projects it assesses the role of community arts and
media organisations in the growth and improvement of creative innovation in Australia.


Pro Bono Australia

Pro Bono Australia provides all the latest news, jobs, events and information that people need around the Not For Profit sector. The CBAA partners with Pro Bono Australia to provide members with discounts on webinars, Board Reports and premium job board postings.


Community Council for Australia logo

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.

IRCAIRCA is currently expanding its role and representation to become the national peak body for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander broadcasting, media and communications industry.