About us

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (the ACMA) is a statutory authority within the government portfolio of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy.

The ACMA is responsible for the regulation of broadcasting, the internet, radiocommunications and telecommunications. The ACMA’s responsibilities include:
  • promoting self-regulation and competition in the communications industry, while protecting consumers and other users
  • fostering an environment in which electronic media respect community standards and respond to audience and user needs
  • managing access to the radio frequency spectrum
  • representing Australia’s communications interests internationally.

The organisation has principal offices in Canberra , Melbourne and Sydney and employs approximately 690 people.

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