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2022 CBAA Community Radio Awards


With more than 30 categories, the CBAA Community Radio Awards celebrate innovation, perseverance and community champions within our sector. 

Across more than 30 diverse categories, community radio stations are invited to celebrate the people, programs and initiatives that make their stations excellent!CBAA Entrants Guide - cover - circles with images of smiling people, encouraging entry to the Awards. Click on me for more information

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. The deadline for entries has been extended until 11.59 pm AEST Monday, 20 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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Need help?

Check out our 2021 winners for inspiration.

Finalists will be announced in August, and winners will be announced at the CBAA Conference in October 2022.

If you have any questions, please email or call 02 9310 2999.

CBAA Awards news

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.

Holly Friedlander Liddicoat, 29th April 2022

"It's important for us to give First Nations people a voice, but of course, as a community radio station, we give all local people a voice" Tangiora Hinaki, Ngaarda Media

Amy Leiper, 6th December 2021

This article announces the 2021 CBAA Award Winners.

Amy Leiper, 22nd October 2021

CBAA to announce the 2021 CBAA Community Radio Award Finalists over Facebook over the week of 25 October to 29 October (Monday - Friday).

CBAA Communications, 20th November 2020

We're thrilled to announce the winners for the 2020 CBAA Community Radio Awards.

With more than 30 categories, the CBAA Community Radio Awards aim to celebrate innovation, perseverance and community champions within our sector.