Our role is to provide an environment in which all Australians can access and benefit from communications services, creative experiences and culture.
Learn more about what we do
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Accesshub

Advances in technology have improved the range of accessible services for people who are deaf, hard of hearing and/or have a speech impairment.

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Mobile Black Spot Program

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

National Broadband Network

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

Our Work

Classification
Classification

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

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Copyright Policy

We are responsible for managing the Copyright Act 1968 and Circuit Layouts Act 1989. We also develop Australian copyright policy and represent Australia’s interests in relation to international copyright issues.

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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

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A new website for Australian classification has been launched today, helping parents and the community to quickly and easily...
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Transition to the new provider of the National Relay Service (NRS).
Spectrum: wireless, frequencies, radio communications. Spectrum
Spectrum in the 26 GHz band will be re-allocated to support the rollout of 5G services.
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From 1 February 2020, the National Relay Service (NRS) will no longer support the CapTel handset.

Current consultations

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2019–20 Portfolio Budget Statements—Communications and the Arts Portfolio

Information relating to the Communications and the Arts Portfolio Budget for 2019–20.

Key People

The Hon Paul Fletcher MP
Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts Minister

Meet the Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts Minister, The Hon Paul Fletcher MP.

The Hom Mark Coulton MP
Regional Services, Decentralisation and Local Government Minister

Meet the Regional Services, Decentralisation and Local Government Minister, The Hon Mark Coulton MP.

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.