The Government is undertaking a review of Australian media services in the Asia-Pacific.

How it works

Why we want your input
Your views will assist in analysing the current coverage and access of Australian media in the Asia Pacific region and the use and value of Australian shortwave technology.
How you can voice your opinion
You can provide a submission to this public consultation process. Submissions are due by 3 August 2018.
What will be the outcome of this consultation?
We are seeking stakeholder views on the reach of Australian media in the Asia Pacific region.

Consultation Information

Consultation tabs

The Issue
Consultation Period: 
June 04, 2018 09:00 AEST to August 03, 2018 17:00 AEST

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation ceased shortwave broadcasting in the Asia-Pacific region in January 2017 ahead of a transition to FM transmission.

The review is assessing the reach of Australia’s media in the Asia-Pacific region, including examining whether shortwave radio technology should be used.

All media distribution platforms – television, radio and online – are being examined including commercial, community and publicly funded services.

The review is also looking at different types of technologies such as analogue, digital and satellite radio and television services and online services.

Relevant Documentation

Review of Australian Broadcasting Services in the Asia Pacific – Terms of Reference

Published 4th Jun 2018

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The Government is undertaking a review of Australian media services in the Asia Pacific, including the role of shortwave radio. The review is being conducted jointly by the Department of Communications and the Arts and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.


Started June 04, 2018 09:00 AEST
Ends August 03, 2018 17:00 AEST
Days Remaining 44 of 60

Formal Submission

We invite you to to tell us your views on this topic.

Please include:

  • contact name
  • organisation name, if applicable
  • contact details, including telephone number, postal and email addresses
  • confirmation whether or not your submission can be made public—published—or kept confidential.

All submissions to be made public need to meet the Digital Service Standard for accessibility. Any submission that does not meet this standard may be modified before being made public.

If your submission is to be made public, please ensure you do not include any personal information that you don't want to be published.

You can submit your views by clicking on the 'Have your say now' button below.

Alternatively please email your completed template submission to: asiapacificmediareview [at]

Postal address to send submission to:
The Director, National and Community Broadcasting,
Department of Communications and the Arts
GPO Box 2154
Canberra ACT 2601