Become A Member

Who is eligible?

The CBAA has three categories of membership: Full, Associate or Affiliate. Membership is open to organisations only.

There are many great reasons to become a member of the CBAA.

Full CBAA Membership

For incorporated associations and non-profit companies which hold a permanent community broadcasting licence under the Broadcasting Services Act and operate as a community broadcaster.

AGM voting status: 2 votes.

Full CBAA Membership Application Form is available here.


Associate CBAA Membership

For incorporated associations and non-profit companies that aspire to hold a permanent community broadcasting licence (e.g. Temporary Community Broadcasting Licensees - TCBL's).

AGM voting status: 1 vote.

Associate CBAA Membership Application Form is available here.


Affiliate CBAA Membership

For unincorporated associations that aspire to hold a community broadcasting licence and for like-minded organisations that wish to support the community broadcasting sector.

No AGM voting status.

Affiliate CBAA Membership Application Form is available here.


CBAA Membership Fees

Membership Fee
Full a.    For stations with gross annual income less than $49,500: $495 (+ GST)
b.    For stations with gross annual income between $49,500 and $538,000: 1% of annual gross income (+GST)
c.    For stations with gross annual income over $538,000: $5380 (+GST)
Associate $250 (+GST) for the first year and $275 (+GST) for second and subsequent years until permanent
Affiliate $250 (+GST) per annum

Annual membership fees are based on the financial year calendar.

Full members may pay the annual fee on an annual, quarterly or monthly basis. Other members may pay on an annual basis only.

Full members joining during the financial year are charged on a quarterly pro-rata basis and receive a 5% discount when fees are paid in advance for the financial year (payable in July of each year).

Associate members joining after 1 January are charged 50% of the annual fee.


CBAA Membership Application is available here.

For more information on membership of the CBAA please contact the Membership Manager at the CBAA on 02 9310 2999.