Membership Eligibility and Applications

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The CBAA has three categories of membership: Permanent Community Broadcaster, Temporary Community Broadcaster or Aspirant Community Broadcaster.

Membership is open to organisations only.

Permanent Community Broadcaster CBAA Membership

  • For not-for-profit entities that hold a permanent community broadcasting licence under the Broadcasting Services Act and operate as a community broadcaster.
  • AGM voting status: two votes.
Fees 
  • For stations with gross annual income less than $50,440: $515 
  • For stations with gross annual income between $50,440 and $575,700: 1% of annual gross income
  • For stations with gross annual income over $575,700: $5,765

Full members may pay the annual fee on an annual or monthly basis for the financial year (payable in July of each year).

Temporary Community Broadcaster CBAA Membership

  • For not-for-profit entities that hold a Temporary Community Broadcasting License (TCBL) under the Broadcasting Services Act and operate as a community broadcaster.
  • AGM voting status: one vote.
Fees 
  • $290 (+GST) annually until permanent.
  • Membership fees are paid annually. Temporary Community Broadcaster members joining after 1 January in any year are charged 50% of the annual fee.

Aspirant Community Broadcaster CBAA Membership

  • For not-for-profit entities that intend in good faith to apply to hold a licence to operate a community broadcaster service under Part 6 of the Broadcasting Services Act.
  • No AGM voting status.
Fees
  • $260 (+GST) per annum
Want to join?

Please read the PDF icon terms and conditions of membership, and then complete and return our PDF icon application form.

Note: 

Fees go up by CPI annually.