Digital radio discussion paper

The Department completed two statutory reviews into digital radio services in Australia in July 2015. As part of the review process, the Department released a digital radio discussion paper in December 2013. The consultation period for this paper has now ended.

Why we want your input

To know how the changes will effect you.

How you can voice your opinion

Tell us what you think in a written submission.

What will be the outcome of this consultation?

We will have a better understanding of Digital Radio usage and legislation

The Issue

Australia’s seven mainland state and national capitals all have digital radio services. 

The Department recently reviewed the regulatory regime and technologies for digital radio services in Australia under:

  • section 215B of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992
  • section 313B of the Radiocommunications Act 1992.

Relevant Documentation

Digital Radio Discussion paper

Published 24th Dec 2013

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Digital Radio Discussion paper


The Digital Radio Report prepared by us, was tabled in the Australian Parliament on 8 July 2015. The report outlines the outcomes of the review and makes a series of recommendations.

Feedback on the report is welcome and can be sent to


24 Dec 2013 09:00 AEDT
28 Feb 2014 17:00 AEDT
This consultation is closed.


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Alan Hughes
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
Australian Narrowcast Radio Association
Broadcast Australia
Colin Parrott
Commercial Radio Australia
Community Broadcasting Association of Australia
Craig Allen