Australian Broadcasting Corporation
(ABC) Communications and the Arts
The ABC is a national (publicly funded) broadcaster, providing news, current affairs and entertainment programming on television, radio and digital services across Australia. The ABC's principle function is to provide content which informs, educates and entertains all Australians, contributes to a sense of national identity and reflects the cultural diversity of the Australian community. The ABC is also required under its charter to provide an international broadcasting service to encourage an awareness of Australian news and attitudes overseas. In addition, the ABC has a role in promoting the performing arts in Australia.
Type of Body
B. Corporate Commonwealth Entity
GFS Sector Classification
Established By / Under
Act / Regulation
Established By/Under More info
Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983, section 5
Annual Report Prepared and tabled?
GFS Function / Sector Reported
Recreation and Culture
1 July 1983
GPO Box 9994, Your Capital City and Postcode
Government appointed boards