Issue Details: First known date: 1990... 1990 National Ethnic and Multicultural Broadcasters’ Council (NEMBC)
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

Type of Media

Peak body, community radio

Access for Researchers

By appointment

Content Summary


  • "The Ethnic Broadcaster" (also online since 2001), 1990-present
  • Brochures and handbooks (a selection online), c1990-present
  • Booklets "Engaging Communities", "Settlement service providers" to assist new and emerging communities with radio stations and accessing communities, 2007 (updates being prepared 2012)

Organisational documents:

  • Annual reports (also online since 2007), 1992-present
  • Lobby documents (a selection online from 2008), c1991-present
  • Public submissions (a selection online from 2006), c1991-present
  • Media releases (online since 2006), c1990-present
  • Strategic plans, 2006-2012
  • Policy and Procedures manual (live document), 2008-present

Oral Histories:

  • "Migrant Women in the Workforce": five CDs of Oral Histories (excerpts online), 2004

Training material:

  • The Australian Ethnic Radio Training Project: CDs, manuals, etc., 2003-2007
  • Ethnic Public Radio (EPR) Training Package: Broadcast law manual in a variety of languages, 1989
  • DVD documentary "Becoming a Community Radio Broadcaster: a guide for emerging communities", 2008


  • Poster collection, NEMBC and other organisations, c2000-present


The National Ethnic and Multicultural Broadcasters’ Council is a national peak body that advocates for and supports multilingual community radio broadcasting around Australia. It was established in the late 1980s.

Some material listed is in off-site storage. A variety of other recent NEMBC material is available online, for example, documentation on conferences, material related to the Youth Committee (e.g. "Handbook: A Guide to Involving Young People at Your Station", 2005) and the Women’s Committee ("Outstanding Migrant Women" – series of six interviews, 2007).


peak body, ethnic, multicultural, multilingual, community radio, broadcasting, youth, women, emerging communities, organisational documents, training,


Contact Name

Mr Russell Anderson, Executive Officer


Suite 1 / 288 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, Vic 3065. Postal address: PO Box 1144, Collingwood, Vic 3066

Phone and Fax

Ph +61 (3) 9486 9549, Fax +61 (3) 9486 9547


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Affiliation Notes

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