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.

Online safety

We want all Australians to engage online safely and with confidence.

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 for 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

Classification Classification
Submissions on the future design of Australia’s classification regulation are due by 19 February 2020.
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The Digital Technology Hub will support regional users of telco services to make the most of the tech available in their areas.
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Find out how to make calls on the go with Video Relay.
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Find out about your communications options in an emergency.

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 Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications Mr Simon Atkinson
Secretary of the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

Meet the Secretary of the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications, Mr Simon Atkinson.