CBAA Conference 2019: an unparalleled opportunity to learn, discover, network and inspire.


The CBAA Conference 2019 will take place from 24 - 27 October at the Pullman on the Park, Melbourne.

Management and participation, governance and content creation are all topics to be covered at the CBAA Conference 2019

Register today!

Registration rates (inclusive of GST)
  • Member Station Full Conference Registration - $866.00
  • Non-Member Full Conference Registration - $1,520.00
  • Concession Full Conference Registration - $644.00
  • Member One Day Registration - $557.00
  • Non-Member One Day Registration - $948.00
  • CBAA Community Radio Awards Gala Dinner (delegate) - $150.00
  • CBAA Community Radio Awards Gala Dinner (non-delegate) - $165.00
  • Pre-Conference Workshop Only (delegate) - $30.00 - new rate announcement!
  • Pre-Conference Workshop Only (non-delegate) - $45.00 - new rate announcement!


Conference Registration includes:
  • Entry to all Conference sessions on Friday and Saturday
  • Morning and afternoon teas and lunch daily
  • Ticket to the Welcome Reception (Thursday 24 October)
  • Access to Conference App
  • Conference Satchel


The CBAA conference is your opportunity to:
  • Hear from experts and leaders from within and outside the community radio sector.
  • Attend informative and hands-on sessions covering everything from leadership and management, to station tech and content programming, finances and community engagement.
  • Connect with other broadcasters from all over Australia, as well as sector organisations like the Community Broadcasting Foundation (CBF), Community Media Training Organisation (CMTO), and the CBAA's board and staff.




Latest Conference News

Katrina Hughes, 12th August 2019

The CBAA Conference is back for another year and we're bringing you the knowledge and ideas you need to continue best serving your community. Join us from 24 - 27 October in Melbourne to be inspired by community broadcasters and experts from across the country. We're thrilled to announce the full program.

2018 CBAA Community Radio Awards

Helen Henry, 12th November 2018

Tonight, hundreds of community broadcasters from across Australia gathered on the Gold Coast for the 2018 CBAA Community Radio Awards to recognise excellence in community broadcasting.

2018 CBAA Conference

Helen Henry, 8th November 2018

The CBAA is proud to offer three community broadcasters scholarships to attend its national conference - the year's largest gathering of the community broadcasting sector

2018 CBAA Conference app

Holly Friedlander Liddicoat, 5th November 2018

Full program, session times, connect with delegates, and win...


Nic Baskerville, 1st November 2018

Here are the nominees for election to the CBAA Board as the Youth Representative.


Nic Baskerville, 1st November 2018

Each year at the CBAA Conference, we hold Youth and Women's Forums, an opportunity for community broadcasters in these groups to get together to discuss issues that are important to them.

Kellie Riordan

Holly Friedlander Liddicoat, 25th October 2018

In the latest session announced for CBAA Conference, learn how you can take what matters to your community into a wider realm through the power of podcasting.

CBAA Webinars

Danny Chifley, 8th October 2018

*Past webinar, click through to watch recording.*

Following on from the Youth Forum at the 2018 CBAA Conference, this webinar will provide a platform for delegates and those unable to make the conference to continue the discussion.

2018 CBAA Conference

Holly Friedlander Liddicoat, 5th October 2018

Applications for the CBAA's 2018 Conference Scholarships are now open.

Pip Younes

Holly Friedlander Liddicoat, 28th September 2018

We caught up with outgoing CBAA Youth Rep, Pip Younes, to ask her what she's learnt and what you might expect in the role.

2017 CBAA Conference

Holly Friedlander Liddicoat, 28th September 2018

Women/GNC and Youth Forums at the CBAA Conference.

Nic Baskerville, 14th September 2018

No one is more surprised by their new found celebrity status than Hannah and Eliza Reilly themselves. 


2018 CBAA Conference

Holly Friedlander Liddicoat, 4th September 2018

And earlybird tickets extended!

Emily Wurramara

Helen Henry, 30th August 2018

The Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA) is excited to announce that the APRA AMCOS Ambassador joining the lineup for its 2018 national conference is Emily Wurramara.

Radio host

Helen Henry, 24th August 2018

Content, programs and programming workshops added to the program.

Anne Frankenberg

Helen Henry, 15th August 2018

These three new sessions announced for the 2018 CBAA Conference go deep on matters of money and studio technology - topics of interest to all community radio stations.

2018 CBAA Conference

Helen Henry, 6th August 2018

A focus on academic research happening in community media will return to the 2018 CBAA Conference with an extended session on digital disruption.

Soldering Iron

Helen Henry, 30th July 2018

The Media Lab is the hands-on space at the CBAA Conference, where you can pick up new skills or refresh on some old ones to take back to your station.

Phil Maguire

James Preston, 19th July 2018

Prison Radio is set to take centre stage at the 2018 CBAA Conference on the Gold Coast with Prison Radio Association’s Chief Executive Phil Maguire announced as this year’s keynote speaker.

2018 CBAA Conference

Holly Friedlander Liddicoat, 17th July 2018

We've added some new workshop sessions to give you the lowdown on CBF Grants and music programming.

2018 CBAA Conference

Holly Friedlander Liddicoat, 19th June 2018

Why diversity in media matters, extended governance session, financial reports + more.

2018 CBAA Awards

Holly Friedlander Liddicoat, 25th May 2018

Community radio’s national awards have launched with a bang this week, now celebrating more successes across the sector than ever before.

CBAA Conference 2017 photo

Helen Henry, 24th May 2018

Workshop proposals are open now.

2017 Conference - Debate

Holly Friedlander Liddicoat, 25th January 2018

We did the unthinkable - asked these sector stalwarts to pick a side (or we made them..) - is community radio about the listener or about the person on air?

Noongar Radio wins Contribution to Australian Music

Holly Friedlander Liddicoat, 25th January 2018

Check out all the action, who won what, and listen to the inspiring speeches that will bring a tear to your eye - that or Danny Chifley's indelible humour.

2019 Conference Promotion

Conference Testimonial Steph Amir

2019 Conference Promotion

Conference Testimonial Phil Ruck

2016 Conference Welcome Event

Conference Testimonial Geoff Peckitt