About the ACRAs


The Australian Commercial Radio Awards (ACRAs) are held annually by Commercial Radio Australia.

Previously known as the RAWARDS, the ACRAs were first held by FARB in 1989. Each year the ACRAs is held on the east coast of Australia, as part of the Awards weekend.

The ACRAs is the pinnacle event in the Awards weekend, which also includes the Radio Alive National Conference. The Awards weekend is the only weekend of events in Australia dedicated to the commercial radio industry and is the largest gathering for commercial radio professionals in the southern hemisphere.

Now in its 32nd year, the ACRAs are a celebration of the wealth of talent that drives the Australian commercial radio industry. The awards are designed to recognise excellence in all areas of radio broadcasting including news, talk, sport, music and entertainment. The national Awards include 39 categories and cover all areas of radio broadcasting. Winners are awarded in each category across three divisions: metropolitan, provincial and country commercial radio stations. 

Host Cities

2012 Sydney Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre 
2013 Brisbane Royal International Convention Centre
2014 Melbourne - Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
2015 Gold Coast Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre
2016 Melbourne - Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
2017 Melbourne - Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
2018 Melbourne - Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
2019 Brisbane Royal International Convention Centre

About Commercial Radio Australia

Commercial Radio Australia (formerly known as the Federation of Australian Radio Broadcasters – FARB) is the national industry body representing 260 commercial radio stations Australia-wide, or 98% of the industry.

Commercial Radio Australia (CRA) is the representative voice for Australian commercial radio on all issues including digital radio; audience surveys (undertaken by GfK); legislative and regulatory issues; audience trends; radio brand marketing, copyright, broadcast fees and performing rights, and industry codes and standards.

CRA and individual broadcaster joint venture companies introduced DAB+ digital radio services to Australia. The industry body continues to drive the technical development of digital radio both in Australia and internationally.

More information about Commercial Radio Australia here