Why Join CBAA


As a member of the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA), you can access support, expertise and services to help you, your station, your staff, your volunteers, your community and the community radio sector.

More than 80% of the stations in the sector are CBAA members. This includes stations of all licence types, and from all subsectors and communities of interest.

Stations that join the CBAA community can:

Get tailored community radio information & advice

The CBAA is the go-to source for information, advice and services tailored to your station’s needs. Get in touch to get advice on all community broadcasting matters. The CBAA's Member Services team have decades experience in community radio between them, and are always just a phone call or email away. They can help with governance, the Codes of Practice, financial sustainability, grants, copyright, training, station management, human resources, technical suppliers, as well as programming, tax, sponsorship, handling complaints and more. You can also get access to current grant information, and legal and mediation services. Find out more.

Access technical support

The CBAA Technical Consultant provides members with advice on technical matters such as studio design, acoustics, transmitter considerations, RF Hazards, variable conditions and more.

Save your station money

The CBAA connects your station with exclusive offers delivered by trusted providers to help you save money. You can save on insurance, subscriptions to the Community Radio Network, PPCA music licensing fees (50% off) and more. Find out more.

Attend events & participate in training 

The CBAA facilitates a range of events and training opportunities for stations. For example, the annual CBAA Conference is the premier event in the community broadcasting calendar. The CBAA Conference brings together a diverse range of broadcasters, volunteers, technicians and stakeholders to develop and strengthen their skills, knowledge base and network opportunities. CBAA members can access significant discounts on conference registration. Find out more.

Enter the CBAA Community Radio Awards

The CBAA Community Radio Awards are designed to promote and recognise excellence in community broadcasting and are a great opportunity to acknowledge the accomplishments of your station and broadcasters. Find out more.

Become a CBAA member