We are proud champions of community broadcasting – Australia’s largest independent media sector. This year we granted more than $19.15 million to support 343 organisations communicate, connect and share knowledge with their communities through radio, television and digital media. This included First Nations, ethnic, LGBTIQ+ and print-disabled Australians, as well as others in our communities who are underrepresented in other media.

Our funding supports organisations to enrich people’s lives with a diversity of choice in our media. We help to produce local stories, news and cultural content reflecting the many perspectives, people and communities that make up Australia; to ensure community broadcasting is at the heart of every community. Our funding helps connect people, including more than five million Australians* who tune in to their local radio station weekly. *CBAA Community Radio Listener Survey, 2022.

Across the CBF, we are united by our vision and beliefs, and common values are the cornerstone of our community-based organisation, informing our decision-making.

Our Vision

Community broadcasting is at the heart of every community.

Our Beliefs

1.  Hearing stories from our diverse and local communities enriches lives and connects us.
2. Independent, local and authentic voices creating trusted news, information and cultural content strengthens our society.
3. The CBF must be independent and transparent in supporting a resilient sector for the long-term.

Collaboration and partnership are central to the way we work, building on decades of strong relationships and expertise. Together with community broadcasters, content producers and sector organisations around the country, we are helping to build a strong and resilient future for community media.

Our Values

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We care.


We listen and work together.


We embrace and celebrate diversity.


We work with integrity.