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.