The Government is increasing the resilience of Australia’s telecommunication networks, to help prevent, mitigate and manage outages during emergencies.
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Television captioning and audio description help people who have a hearing or vision impairment access television programs.
The vast majority of Australians can access television programs from the national broadcasters—the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS).
The Department has undertaken an efficiency review of the National Broadcasters prior to 2019–20 Triennium funding.
We maintain registers for the public-interest contracts and grants we administer.
Find details of current vacancies and graduate recruitment activities and how to apply, and the benefits of employment with us.
The Regional Connectivity Program grants opportunity (the RCP) will provide up to $53 million of targeted investment in ‘place-based’ telecommunications infrastructure projects which...
We are hosting a Regional Connectivity Program (RCP) noticeboard to facilitate linkages between telecommunications carriers and communities.
The Australian Government is improving mobile phone coverage and competition in regional and remote Australia through the Mobile Black Spot Program.
The National Relay Service (NRS) is a government initiative that allows people who are deaf, hard of hearing and/or have a speech impairment to make and receive phone calls.
The Alternative Voice Services Trials (AVST) Program will provide grants to organisations to trial alternative ways to deliver voice services in rural and remote areas of Australia, within NBN Co’s...
Find dedicated resources for members of the media including our media enquiry contact details, video case studies and our latest news.
We protect your privacy in accordance with the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) and the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).
The Government is reviewing Australia’s telecommunications consumer safeguards to prepare the framework for a post-2020 environment.
COVID-19 is having unprecedented effects on communities in Australia and around the world. The Australian Government is working to support the community in this time of crisis. The communications...
The Government has committed $380 million over six rounds to the Mobile Black Spot Program (the Program). In April 2020 the Round 5 results were announced, with a further 182 base stations to be...
If you suspect fraudulent activity, you should report it to us.
We report on NRS provider performance.
This page details the reform of the Radiocommunications Act 1992, and the Spectrum Pricing and Commonwealth Holdings review.
This 2019–2020 corporate plan for the Department of Communications and the Arts describes how we provide the environment in which all Australians can access and benefit from communications services...
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