Commercial Radio Industry Code of Practice - Australian Government


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.

Administering agency

Department of Communications and the Arts

Australian Communications and Media Authority

Commercial Radio Australia

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.


Mailing address: Floor 5
88 Foveaux Street
Surry Hills, New South Wales 2010
Phone: 02 9281 6577
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