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Department of Communications and the Arts

We are the Australian Government’s pre-eminent advisor on communications. We develop policy, advice and initiatives that help all Australians realise the full potential of digital technologies and communication services.

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We advise the Australian Government about all Australians having access to high-quality, reliable and affordable Internet services.


We advise the Australian Government about how all Australians can have reasonable access to a standard and reliable phone service.


We advise the Australian Government about the postal industry and develop policy and draft legislation.


We advise the Australian Government on how to ensure all Australians can access radio - to be entertained and informed and to keep up with developments in emergencies.


We advise the Australian Government about how the electromagnetic spectrum - used by smartphones, satellites, tablets, televisions, radio and radars - can be managed effectively and efficiently.


We advise the Australian Government about the TV industry and its regulation and services.

News and media

IN THE NEWS1 February 2016

policy for fixed line nbn services released people use smart phone tablet laptop

New policy to guide NBN migration

IN THE NEWS25 January 2016

australian communciations landscape is as vast and diverese as the natural one it has windmills, pay phones, satellite dishes, mobile phone towers and trucks carrying the post.

Australia's diverse communications landscape

IN THE NEWS20 January 2016

2016 consumer electronics show had devices on display that could enter australian homes soon

Old ideas moving closer to success


Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield Minister for Communications, Minister for the Arts, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Digital Government and Manager of Government Business in the Senate.

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Australian Broadcasting Commission

Special Broadcasting Service

National Broadband Network

Australia Post

Australian Communications and Media Authority

Office of the Children's e Safety Commissioner