17 - 19 OCTOBER 2024


CBAA Conference scholarships provide an incredible opportunity for volunteers and staff from under-resourced stations to actively participate in the premier event for community broadcasters in Australia. 

These scholarships aim to support deserving individuals who may otherwise face challenges in attending the CBAA Conference. By providing financial assistance, we ensure that a diverse range of community broadcasters can benefit from the invaluable experience offered at this event.  

As a scholarship recipient, you will have the chance to engage with like-minded peers and industry experts from across the country. With a line-up of keynote speakers, interactive discussions, engaging workshops, and networking sessions, you will be equipped with the tools, insights, and connections to give back to your community. 

Scholarship applications close Friday 31 May, 2024

CBAA Scholarship Terms & Conditions

  1. CBAA will cover the cost of conference registration, which includes a ticket to the Welcome BBQ, CBAA Awards Gala Dinner and accommodation at the conference venue to the value of $1,200.

  2. Conference registration includes access to the workshops and panels as listed on the program, and morning and afternoon tea and lunch during the Conference. 

  3. Accommodation is booked by the CBAA at a venue close to the conference venue for three nights, checking in on Thursday, 17 October 2024 and checking out Sunday, 20 October 2024. Accommodation includes breakfast daily. Any additional nights must be booked and paid for by scholarship recipients;

  4. Scholarship recipients will not receive the value of the scholarship in cash; 

  5. Scholarship recipients are responsible for costs above and beyond the $1,200 scholarship, which may include flights and transfers, extra accommodation costs (e.g. Mini Bar or additional nights), meals outside of conference catering, and incidentals;

  6. If the scholarship recipient is unable to attend for any reason, recipients must inform the CBAA with at least 21 days’ notice prior to the conference to enable the scholarship to be reallocated. The original recipient will be responsible for covering any costs associated with cancellation, such as flights; 

  7. Scholarships are available for up to 10 individuals, split evenly between leaders and broadcasters, producers, and presenters. Five scholarships will be dedicated to those in leadership positions at their stations, and the other five are open to broadcasters, producers, and presenters. Preference will be given to applicants who meet one or more of the following criteria: are under the age of 26, belong to an underrepresented gender, are affiliated with a station in a regional, rural, or remote area, or represent a station that did not attend the 2023 CBAA Conference, with their attendance likely to benefit their home station.

  8. Scholarship recipients must be over the age of 18 to attend the conference and associated events. 

  9. Scholarships are open to anyone who: 

- Is a board/committee member of, employed by or a volunteer of a community radio station that: (a) Holds a temporary or permanent community radio license, and (b) Is a member of the CBAA; 
- Is an Australian citizen, permanent resident or holder of a humanitarian visa; 
- Has the approval of their station to attend the conference. Scholarships are limited to only one recipient per station; 

Scholarship recipients may be asked to submit a testimonial following the conference for future promotional and funding purposes.