Commercial Radio Industry Code of Practice - Australian Government

Service summary

You will be required to comply with this code if you are licensed to operate a commercial radio broadcasting service. It sets out the minimum standards for programs broadcast on all commercial radio broadcasting stations and aims to ensure that commercial broadcasting services are regulated in a manner that promotes community safeguards across a range of areas such as material not suitable for broadcast, news and current affairs, Australian music, live hosted entertainment and the promotion of gambling during live sports.    

The Code provides a process through which a listener may make a formal complaint to a station about a breach of the Code.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Other resources

Administering agency

Department of Communications and the Arts
Australian Communications and Media Authority
Commercial Radio Australia

Act(s) name

Broadcasting Services Act 1992 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Enquiries
Department of Communications and the Arts
Australian Communications and Media Authority
Commercial Radio Australia


Mailing address:
Floor 5
88 Foveaux Street
Surry Hills, New South Wales 2010

Phone:

02 9281 6577
media@acma.gov.au

Website:

http://www.commercialradio.com.au/ Opens in a new browser window

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