We foster an environment in which all Australians benefit from access to diverse communications services and artistic and cultural experiences.
Learn more about what we do
National Broadband Network
National Broadband Network

What to do to prepare for and connect to the NBN, and how to get assistance.

Investing in Quality Journalism
Investing in Quality Journalism

The Government is investing more than $60 million in small and regional publishers.

Person taking a picture of a sunset on their mobile phone.
Mobile Black Spot Program

The Government is improving mobile coverage and competition across regional and remote Australia.

Our Work

Classification
Classification

Classification of films, computer games and publications is important to the Australian Government.

Copyright
Copyright

Copyright provides legal protection for people who express ideas and information in certain forms.

Prime Minister's Literary Awards
Prime Minister's Literary Awards

The Prime Minister's Literary Awards celebrate outstanding literary talent in Australia and the valuable contribution Australian literature and history makes to the nation's cultural and intellectual life.

What's new

We take a look back at some of our highlights for communications in 2018.
Internet: NBN, competition, consumer safeguards. Internet
The Government has announced a new $17 million package to help protect Australian children online.
Copyright Copyright
This year has seen important changes in copyright to strengthen creative protections, promote greater access and simplify...
Internet: NBN, competition, consumer safeguards. Internet
The report for the 2018 Regional Telecommunications review is now available.

Current consultations

Budget 2018-19

2018–19 Budget—Communications and the Arts Portfolio

Information relating to the Communications and the Arts Portfolio Budget for 2018–19.

Key People

Minister for Communications and the Arts, Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield.
Communications and Arts Minister

Meet the Communications and the Arts Minister, Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield.

Regional Communications Minister, Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie.
Regional Services, Sport, Local Government and Decentralisation Minister

Meet the Regional Services, Sport, Local Government and Decentralisation Minister, Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie.

Secreatary of the Department of Communications and the Arts, Mr Mike Mrdak AO
Secretary of the Department of Communications and the Arts

Meet the Secretary of the Department of Communications and the Arts, Mr Mike Mrdak AO.