Get your entries ready for the 2022 CBAA Community Radio Awards

Amy Leiper, 2nd May 2022


The CBAA is excited to launch the 2022 CBAA Community Radio Awards—celebrating the sector’s innovation, perseverance, and its community champions.

Across more than 30 diverse categories, community radio stations are invited to celebrate the people, programs and initiatives that make their stations excellent!

Jon Bisset, CBAA’s CEO, said, “The last twelve months has shown the strength and value of community radio – you have been a trusted local voice in times of need. You’ve connected community through isolation and natural disaster. You’ve strengthened your communities’ resilience. And you’ve comforted – with excellent programming and innovative events.

“We want to know about the people, initiatives and programs that have dug deep these past twelve months and exemplified community broadcasting excellence.”

In the 2022 CBAA Community Radio Awards, you can celebrate your station’s milestones in over 30 categories. Whether your team has supported your community through COVID-19 restrictions, or reengaged them afterwards, we want to know about the things that make you the trusted voice of your community. It has been a year for innovation and resilience. Entries are open now until 13 June.

Awards Categories

Entries must focus on activity undertaken between 1 May 2021 and 30 April 2022. Read all the criteria in our Entrants Guide.


  • Excellence in Indigenous Engagement
  • Best Station Production
  • Best Station Fundraising Campaign: Small Station
  • Best Station Fundraising Campaign
  • Excellence in Community Engagement
  • Excellence in Ethnic and Multicultural Engagement
  • Excellence in Outside Broadcasting
  • Best Special Event Broadcast
  • Outstanding Small Station Award
  • Tony Staley Award


  • Best Radio Program – Music
  • Best Radio Program – Talks
  • Excellence in Innovative Programming and Content
  • Best New Radio Program
  • Contribution to Australian Music – Radio Program
  • Contribution to Australian Music – Initiative
  • Excellence in Indigenous Broadcasting
  • Excellence in Ethnic & Multicultural Broadcasting
  • Troy Garner Excellence in Sports Programming
  • Excellence in News & Current Affairs Programming
  • Excellence in Creative Audio
  • Excellence in Digital Media
  • Best Online Content
  • Excellence in Training


  • Excellence in Music Presenting
  • Excellence in Journalism
  • Excellence in Technical Services
  • Excellence in Technical Innovation
  • Outstanding Volunteer Contribution
  • Outstanding Youth Contribution
  • Station Leadership Award
  • Michael Law Award

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The Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA) is excited to launch the 2021 CBAA Community Radio Awards—celebrating the sector’s innovation, perseverance and its community champions


The 2022 CBAA Community Radio Awards, is the community broadcasting sector's chance to come together to celebrate collective and individual achievement. This year's awards saw over 300 excellent entires across 30 categories, giving our judges a tough task in selecting this year's winners. A huge thank you to all those who entered the 2022 CBAA Community Radio Awards and congratulations to all the finalists and winners. 


Entries open 28 March - 8 May.