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Community Broadcasting Foundation

Supporting Community Broadcasting to Thrive

The Community Broadcasting Foundation is Australia's longest-running and largest charitable supporter of community radio and TV.

People engage with community media because of the local news and information and for the 'real' voices - ones that sound like our own.

It's not super polished, and we like it that way.

The voices of community media reflect the true nature of Australia - diverse, multicultural, open, local, inclusive.

Supporting the community

More than five million people connect to community radio every week; another million engage with their local community TV station.  Around 25,000 people power the stations by volunteering.

Internationally recognised

The Australian community broadcasting sector is recognised as one of the most successful examples of grassroots media in the world.

Values driven

Our vision is a voice for every community - sharing our stories.  We support and champion community broadcasting.

We are committed to:

  • diversity and inclusion
  • strong governance, transparency, independence, integrity and trust
  • valuing and underpinning community, place and identity.

Community broadcasting involves participation in non-profit media which is committed to access, diversity, inclusion, independence, localism, multiculturalism, and social justice.

Nimble & efficient

Since its establishment in 1984 the CBF has distributed more than $221 million to almost 500 eligible organisations.  Our administration costs amount to only six per cent of our annual turnover.

Turn your donation into so much more

You can contribute to the work of the Community Broadcasting Foundation through donating to the Community Broadcasting Development Fund to help us help more stations to do what they do best - connect their community and be a voice for the 'every person'.

Support the non-profit media that more than six million of us connect to - local community radio & TV.  Your donation funds media that reflects our true nature - diverse, multicultural, local, inclusive.


Contact Details

Level 7, 369 Royal Parade

Are donations tax deductible?


Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.

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