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Community radio licences

Who's this licence for?

Our Community Radio Licences are for radio stations broadcasting on an AM/FM signal that hold an Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) community radio broadcasting licence. If you are looking for information on online-only radio stations, head over to Online licences.

We offer a Permanent or Temporary licence to Community Radio Stations covering broadcast, reproduction and online use on an “opt-in” basis, so stations only pay for what they need. We also offer a specific licence for providers of Radio for the Print Handicapped.

Stations can choose which rights they need:

  • Broadcasting music from the radio station (APRA).
  • Copying music on to storage devices (such as tablets or hard drives) for use in programs and for using Production Music from AMCOS in sponsorship announcements (AMCOS).
  • Simulcast (webcasting)/On demand streaming - the communication of music through webcasting and on-demand streaming.
  • Other online use on the station’s website - he communication of music from the website through podcasts or streaming individual clips.

Contact us to get your licence

Want to print out this information?

Download your copy of the community radio licence information guide (PDF 1.3MB).

This webpage is a guide only. Refer to the licence for full terms and conditions.