Want to hear your language on air? Ever wanted your own radio show? There are hundreds of community radio stations around Australia which you can tune into or broadcast on. Community Radio is the most accessible way you can have a voice in the media. No prior experience is necessary and training is provided at a low cost.
Community Radio is a chance for you to hear talented young media makers from around Australia broadcasting your language, culture, interests, music, information and entertainment. It’s a chance for you to be media makers not just media consumers! To find out how to get involved or tune into a program in your language, click on the links below or contact us.
The role of the NEMBC is to:
In every state capital there is a large multilingual community radio station and there are hundreds of general community radio stations in cities and towns broadcasting multilingual and multicultural programs. Community radio forms a large part of the media landscape, with 57% of Australians tuning in to community radio each month. Recent national surveys revealed that in an average week the sector produces 2,439 hours of multilingual language programs, a 40-hour increase from 2007, and broadcasts in over a 100 languages. This unique extensive network of locally produced programs provides a vital support for Australia's diverse communities.
The NEMBC lobbies the federal government for additional funds for the ethnic community broadcasting sector. Providing a voice for multilingual broadcasters, the NEMBC advocates for maintaining and increasing the present level of funding and recognition for the sector. The NEMBC produces a number of policy submissions each year to the government in the areas of community broadcasting, multiculturalism, media diversity, human rights and social inclusion.
Through its national committees, membership of multilingual and multicultural programs and various projects, the NEMBC supports, assists and provides opportunities to develop multilingual and multicultural community broadcasting around the country. The NEMBC has Youth and Women’s Committees with representatives in each state and territory and the Youth and Women’s Officer manages a number of projects every year. The NEMBC provides a service for established language communities and runs special projects for new and emerging communities.