Indigenous Remote Radio Replacement Program
Remote Indigenous broadcasting services are an important resource in many Indigenous communities. Broadcasts promote language maintenance and cultural development and provide media and communications training. They also provide entertainment and help spread health, education and other public information to Indigenous communities.
Under the Indigenous Remote Radio Replacement Program, the Australian Government provided $3.3 million to replace obsolete equipment and ensure improved and more reliable remote Indigenous radio services in a number of selected locations. As of June 2011 the program has completed 91 of the 94 upgrades.
Most of these Indigenous organisations are located in very remote areas of Australia and the Torres Strait Islands, where they are often the sole providers of relevant news and community information to their communities.
The Community Broadcasting Foundation is an independent not-for-profit funding agency that is contracted to manage the rollout of the Indigenous Remote Radio Replacement Program.
Contact informationThe Indigenous Broadcasting Program
Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy
GPO Box 2154
Canberra ACT 2601