Australian Communications and Media Authority

(The ACMA)
Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is Australia's regulator for telecommunications, broadcasting, radiocommunications, unsolicited communications and certain online content. The ACMA’s purpose is to maximise the economic and social benefits of communications infrastructure, services, and content for all Australia. The ACMA has responsibilities under four principal acts: the Radiocommunications Act, the Telecommunications Act, the Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act and the Broadcasting Services Act. There are other Acts to which the agency responds in areas such as spam, the Do Not Call Register, and interactive gambling.


Key People

Further information

  • Type of Body

    A. Non Corporate Commonwealth Entity

  • GFS Sector Classification


  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    A. Principal

  • GFS Function / Sector Reported


  • Materiality


  • PS Act Body

    Yes - Statutory Agency

  • Auditor


  • Creation Date

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