Community television services currently have temporary access to spectrum to broadcast to the five mainland state capitals. After 31 December 2015 these services will be delivered exclusively over the internet.

Community television services are currently broadcast to five state capitals:

After 31 December 2015, the five metropolitan community television services will need to make their content available online. The Government is providing them with some financial assistance through the Community Broadcasting Foundation to make this transition.

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Codes of practice

Codes of practice for the community broadcasting sector were developed by the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA).

The codes cover the responsibilities of broadcasting to the community, principles of diversity and independence, general programming guidelines and guidelines for news and current affairs, Australian music content, sponsorship, volunteers, conflict resolution, handling complaints and review of codes.