We foster an environment in which all Australians benefit from access to diverse communications services and artistic and cultural experiences.
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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.

Australian re-election to ITU Council
Australian re-election to ITU Council

Australia will stand for re-election to the Council of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

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

Arts: funding, cultural heritage, artbank. Arts
The 2018 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards shortlists have been announced.
Phone: services, pricing, regulation. Phone
Mobile Network Operators and Infrastructure Providers are encouraged to submit applications for funding to deliver new and...
Phone: services, pricing, regulation. Phone
The Mobile Black Spot Program rollout has now passed 600 base stations across Australia.
Running from the 8 October to 14 October 2018, Stay Smart Online Week is a reminder to us all to stay smart online.

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.