This page lists contact details for the department.

Contact us form

Please use the contact form to send us a message. This could be for website problems, general inquires or just a question.

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Phone numbers


Switchboard and general inquiries:

  • 1800 254 649 (free call) or
  • 02 6271 1000 (international +61 2 6271 1000)

The switchboard is open Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm (Australian Eastern Time) except for public holidays in the Australian Capital Territory.


Journalists and media organisations:

If you are deaf, or have a hearing or speech impairment:

Contact the department through the National Relay Service:

  1. Contact us through the National Relay Service
  2. Quote the department's number: 02 6271 1000.

​For more information, visit:

Translating or interpreting services

Telephone 131 450 for help with English from Translating and Interpreting Service National. You can get support for more than 120 languages and dialects at any time of the day or night.


Postal address

Department of Communications and the Arts
GPO Box 2154
Canberra ACT 2601

Street address

38 Sydney Avenue
Forrest ACT 2603


To send email to officers in the department, use the format firstname.lastname [at]

Portfolio bodies

Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA)—Phone 02 6219 5555

Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)—Phone 02 9333 1500

Australian Post—Phone 03 9204 7171

Office of the Children's eSafety Commissioner—Phone 1800 880 176

nbn co ltd—Phone 1800 687 626

Special Broadcasting Service (SBS)—Phone 1800 500 727

Arts portfolio agencies

Australian Business Number (ABN)

51 491 646 726