We foster an environment in which all Australians benefit from access to diverse communications services and artistic and cultural experiences.
Learn more about what we do
Online Safety. Start the Chart. esafety.gov.au
Online Safety, Start the Chat

The National Online Safety Awareness Campaign is about helping everyone in a child’s life to have a conversation about online safety.

Hearing impaired man communicating on a tablet
Accesshub

Communication options for Australians who are deaf, hard of hearing and/or have a speech impairment.

Person taking a picture of a sunset on their mobile phone.
Mobile Black Spot Program

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

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

Phone: services, pricing, regulation. Phone
A further $160 million is being invested in two new funding rounds of the Mobile Black Spot Program.
Internet: NBN, competition, consumer safeguards. Internet
The Government is investing $220 million in regional communications as part of its response to the 2018 Regional...
Internet: NBN, competition, consumer safeguards. Internet
The Australian Government has launched the National Online Safety Awareness campaign to help Australian parents ‘start the chat...
Internet: NBN, competition, consumer safeguards. Internet
The Government is investing $10 million on a new program to deliver practical online safety training for young Australians.

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.