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The Australian Indigenous Communications Network

Produced fortnightly, Koori Mail is distributed Australia-wide, providing news, views, advertisements and other material of vital interest to Indigenous Australians and Australians interested in Indigenous affairs.

Click here for the AICA website


Koori Mail - The Voice of Indigenous Australia

Produced fortnightly, Koori Mail is distributed Australia-wide, providing news, views, advertisements and other material of vital interest to Indigenous Australians and Australians interested in Indigenous affairs.

Click here for the Koori Mail website


NIT - National Indigenous Times

The National Indigenous Times is Australia's most awarded Aboriginal newspaper featuring up to the minute news, politics, sports and art. The Times first hit the streets on February 27, 2002 and is staffed and owned by black and white Australians.

Click here for the NIT website


NAIDOC - Celebrating NAIDOC Week

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Click here for the NAIDOC website


National Indigenous Television - NITV

National Indigenous Television (NITV) is a free-to-air, 24-hour television service established by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.  With a range of quality Indigenous Australian programming, NITV will inform, entertain and educate, preserve our languages, tell our stories and showcase the rich diversity of our cultures and creative talent from all over Australia.  NITV can be viewed on digital station SBS4.

Click here for the NITV website


Closing the Gap

The Indigenous Reform Agenda - Closing the Gap is a commitment by all Australian governments to improve the lives of Indigenous Australians, and in particular provide a better future for Indigenous children.

Click here for the Closing the Gap website


National Congress of Australia's First Peoples

The National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples is a national voice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.  The Congress is owned and controlled by its membership and is independent of Government. The Congress aims to be leaders and advocates for recognising our status and rights as First Nation Peoples in Australia.

Click here for the National Congress website


ABC Local - Speaking Out

Speaking Out is a national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs show produced and presented by Indigenous broadcasters.

Click here for the Speaking Out website


ABC - Indigenous

ABC Indigenous is the new online portal for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. ABC Indigenous has replaced the pre-existing Message Stick gateway. The portal is designed to reflect current issues in the Indigenous community.

Click here for the ABC - Indigenous website


SBS - Living Black

SBS Aboriginal radio program Living Black aims to connect, inform and inspire Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities around the nation through news, current affairs, community information and profiles, and some deadly music.

Click here for the SBS Aboriginal website



Awaye! is produced and presented by Indigenous broadcastors and is Australia's only national Indigenous arts and culture program. Awaye! covers music, arts, spirituality, politics, dance, literature, theatre. Awaye! is also a showcase for features and documentaries produced by Indigenous people overseas, including Maori, Polynesian, native American and South African broadcasters.

Click here for the Awaye website


National Indigenous News Review

The National Indigenous News Review (NINR) is a service tailored specifically to cover news and current affairs about Indigenous people and issues.

The program, produced and presented by David Liddle, is a magazine-style news and current affairs show that centers on the social and cultural needs of Indigenous Australians. The National Indigenous News Review is broadcast every Saturday from 10:00am (AEST) - 10.30am (AEST) on NIRS.

Click here for the National Indigenous News Review website


Yolgnu Radio

Aboriginal Resource and Development Services, listen to Yolgnu programming streaming on the internet.

Click here for the Yolgnu radio website



View programs online from the country's talented remote Indigenous broadcast organisations.

Click here for the Indigitube website


Torres News

The Torres News is a weekly newspaper published from the Torres Strait administrative centre of Thursday Island every Wednesday.  This website is updated every Monday and features articles from the previous week's editions.  Extras that aren't published in the newspaper will also feature on this website where possible.

Click here for the Torres News website


Kimberley Page

News and information from Western Australia's Kimberley region. 

Click here for the Kimberley Page website


Deadly Vibe

Deadly Vibe Group is a dynamic Aboriginal media, communications and events management agency situated in Darlinghurst, Sydney. They specialise in the implementation, production and dissemination of targeted, culturally sensitive communication products and services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Click here for the Deadly Vibe website



Link-Up assists all Indigenous people who have been fostered, adopted or raised in institutions to find their way home.  They also assist the children and youth of today who are or have been in jeopardy of being removed from their family.

Click here for the Link-Up (NSW) website

Click here for the Link-Up (QLD) website


Indigenous Remote Communications Association (IRCA)

IRCA (Indigenous Remote Communications Association) is the peak body and resource agency for Remote Indigenous Media Organisations (RIMO's), that in turn represents over 150 remote and very remote communities that broadcast television and radio Australia-wide.

Click here for the IRCA website


Warlpiri Media Association

Warlpiri Media Association (now trading as PAW Media and Communications) is known both nationally and internationally for many reasons, including research done on early satellite transmissions and video production, to the popular award winning Bush Mechanics documentary.

Click here for the Warlpiri Media Association website.


Survival International - The movement for tribal peoples

Survival International is the worldwide movement for tribal peoples. It assists tribal peoples defend their lives, protect their lands, and determine their own futures.

Click here for the Survival International website


98.9FMs Country Music
What’s new, what’s hot and what’s been in country music? This mix of great modern and traditional country music will have you moving to the beat! The mix is programmed out of 98.9FM in Brisbane.

NIRS East Coast - 2.00PM – 3.00PM SATURDAYS 7.00PM – 12.00AM FRIDAYS
Join the National Indigenous Radio Service as we bring you live coverage every week of the 2015 AFL premiership season!

Saturday October 3
Grand Final Pre Match
12 Noon - 1.00pm (AEST)

Saturday October 3
2015 AFL Grand Final
Hawthorn v West Coast Eagles (MCG)
1.00pm - 6.30pm (AEST)

Click here for more information



Tune in live to NIRS AFL via the NIRS National channel or the AFL website.

Follow NIRS AFL on Facebook or Twitter.

Sponsorship opportunities are available! Please call (07) 3226 4200 or send us an email for more information.


Awaye! is a national arts and culture program produced and presented by First Nations broadcasters at ABC Radio National. 'Awaye' means 'listen up' in the Arrernte language of central Australia, from where the program was first broadcast in 1993. The program covers a wide range of areas, including the visual and performing arts, music, literature, history and politics, documenting the healthy and vibrant diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and communities across the country.

NIRS National - 2.00pm-3.00pm (AEST) FRIDAY
Black Chung
Black Chung, hosted by Russell Dann from Goolarri Radio, is a Kimberley-based, one-hour Indigenous music and talk program.

Koori Radio presents an hour of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander news and views from the studios of 93.7FM 2LND in Redfern, Sydney, on the home of the Gadigal people. Deserving its reputation as the station’s flagship program, Blackchat informs its national audience on a range of current issues and celebrates the excellence of First Nations people across Australia.

The multi-award-winning program is driven by a team that's committed to playing both established and up-and-coming First Nations musicians, giving artists new to the industry the chance to have their music played. Koori Radio has launched and supported the careers of many famous Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.

Blak Law: Tribal Edition
Blak Law: Tribal Edition is the continent's first radio show exclusively looking at tribal societies and their rights.  It aims to inform and educate Australians about the laws of the land that have been present since the beginning of time.  Host Murrumu: Walubara Yidindji investigates international law and tribal societies to discuss their position in the geopolitical arena.

The show is broadcast weekly on Bumma Bippera Media Cairns 98.7FM.

NIRS National - Wednesdays from 1:00pm - 2:00pm (AEST)
Blues with a Feeling
Blues with a Feeling is produced and presented by 'Shakey' Shaun Bindley. Now in its 20th year, join 'Shakey' for an evening of great blues music on the National Indigenous Radio Service network via 98.9FM.

Monday 8.00pm-12.00am
Country Affairs
Hosted by the lovely Sandy Dann, Country Affairs focuses on Indigenous current affairs, lifestyle stories, community information and topics that effect the day-to-day life of First Nations people across the Kimberley and the nation.

Country Affairs is broadcast by Goolarri Media out of Broome.

NIRS National and NIRS West Coast - Monday to Thursday 12.00pm-1.00pm (AEST)
Deadly Sounds
Deadly Sounds is a weekly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music program presented by journalist, actor and author Rhoda Roberts. The program features music, culture, information and sport.

For more info, visit the Deadly Sounds website.

Tuesday 4:00pm - 5:00pm (AEST)
Brekky with Dan Rennie
98.9FM's Brekky Show with Dan Rennie is full of great music and heaps of interviews with the biggest stars in country music. Dan has a wealth of knowledge about the music industry and provides insights into the industry through news, reviews and interviews. His program is broadcast out of Brisbane.

5.00AM – 9.00AM WEEKDAYS
Indigenous Hip Hop Show
The Indigenous Hip Hop Show is hosted by Munkimuk and is the only show in the nation that exclusively features interviews and music from Indigenous hip hop artists. The Hip Hop Show can be heard every Tuesday 5.00pm-6.00pm (AEST) and is broadcast by Gadigal 93.7FM out of Redfern in Sydney.

Tuesday 5.00pm-6.00pm (AEST)
Law Matters
The Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia (ALSWA) produces and presents Law Matters for 6NME Noongar Radio.  Hosted by Jodi Hoffmann, Law Matters features informative and interesting interviews with ALSWA staff and other key stakeholders working within WA’s justice system.

Visit the ALSWA website for more details.

2.00pm-3.00pm (AEST) TUESDAY
Let's Talk with Tiga Bayles
Join long-time broadcaster Tiga Bayles to hear discussions on crucial issues relevant to First Nations people. Broadcast live each week day from the 98.9FM studios in Brisbane, the program covers a wide range of issues in a respectful and interactive way, encouraging audience participation and call-ins. Tiga has a long association with the media and is a well-respected personality and in-depth interviewer. 

Living Black
Each Friday, the team from SBS Living Black connects, informs and inspires. The hour-long program, presented by Michele Lovegrove, a proud Ngarrindjeri woman born in Port Augusta, proivdes a national platform to investigate, uncover and celebrate individuals, community programs and events.  Tune in to keep up-to-date on First Nations current affairs and more!

12.00pm-1.00pm (AEST) FRIDAY
Looma (RIBS)
Looma Radio is a Remote Indigenous Broadcast Service (RIBS) transmitting out of Looma in far north Western Australia.  Looma broadcasts via the PAKAM media group on the frequency 106.1fm.  Looma is located south of Derby, half way between Broome and Fitzroy Crossing.

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 4.00pm-5.00pm (AEST).
NIRS Weekly News-in-Review
National Indigenous Radio's Weekly News-in-Review takes an in-depth look at the issues affecting First Nations communities around Australia.

This week's episode is presented by Adam Evans.

This week:

Greater focus on suicide response called on by academic and researcher Gerry Georgatos;

Talking treaty with Yingiya Guyula, Terry Mason and Tony McAvoy SC;

Paul Spearim talks about new protest laws proposed for New South Wales;

Anne Wilson from Kidney Health Australia speaks about how important keeping healthy in in avoiding kidney disease;

Celest Liddle uses International Women's Day to remember our women past and present;

Click here to download the latest episode of the NIRS Weekly News-in-Review

Producer: Adam Evans and Stephen Clarke

Would you like to sponsor this program? Call (07) 3226 4200 or email for details.
NITV National News
NITV National News features the rich diversity of contemporary life within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, broadening and redefining the news and current affairs landscape.

NITV News is the only nightly television news service that covers entirely Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stories from across the country in its half hour bulletin.

NITV's Awaken
Join award-winning journalist Stan Grant for a simulcast of NITV's Awaken, a half hour current affairs panel show discussing everything from politics to sport, art and culture.

Awaken draws great thinkers and newsmakers of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australia to challenge and provoke a new path to greater awareness and understanding. It is time for Australia to 'Awaken'.

7.30pm-8.00pm (AEST) WEDNESDAY
Nunga Wangga Radio
Nunga Wangga Radio is produced by Radio Adelaide 101.5fm.  Nunga Wangga means 'blackfellas talking', but it’s much more than just talking about local, national and international issues. Tune in to keep up-to-date with cultural and community events and a showcase of the enormous talent out there, including 100% Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music featuring new artists and live studio performances. With a diverse range of guests, the Nunga Wangga team from the land of the Kaurna people provide you with a glimpse into the dynamic, gifted, oldest living culture in the world.

2.00pm-3.00pm (AEST) THURSDAY
Pixie's Bush Brekky
Known far and wide for his fantastic fiddling and wicked sense of humour, Pixie Jenkins brings country music across all genres to your breakfast table every Sunday morning. With a keen nose for the ridiculous, Pixie’s program has a strong following of listeners around Australia.

Featuring more “real” Australian country music than you can poke a stick at, listeners are treated to hillbilly, Indigenous, hoe down, bush poetry, comedy and comment throughout the four hour program broadcast from 98.9fm Brisbane. Pixie yarns with his mates and country stars and focuses on issues affecting country people and those from the bush.

NIRS East Coast - 6.00AM – 10.00AM SUNDAYS
Shout-Out Show
Uncle Pete can be found just about anywhere. He’s like the Where’s Wally - one week he might be broadcasting from a railway station, the next from a community hall! Uncle Pete has a great show all about community and family and looking out for one another. He plays great music and is always on the other end of the phone line to take calls, shout-outs and requests.

7.00PM – 11.59M SUNDAY
Strictly Country
The legendary Warren H. Williams brings the best of country music to your ears with rollicking good tunes from across the world, from bluegrass to country rock and everything in between. The bi-weekly dose of some of Warren’s favourites has a massive audience across the nation who tune in to hear the ballads of the world’s best country musicians and bands. There’s a healthy dose of great Aussie artists in his playlist. Warren broadcasts from the CAAMA studios of 8KINFM in the centre of Australia, Alice Springs. His love of good, honest, traditional country music sometimes seeps into some of his own songs, but you won’t get him playing his own tuff, unless you call in with a request!

Talkblack with Trendy Trev
Presented by Bumma Bippera's Trendy Trev, Talkblack is a national talkback program which can be heard from 11:00am (AEST) to 12:00pm Monday to Friday. Talkblack focuses on inspiring hope in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.  Listeners can participate in the Talkblack by calling on the toll-free number 1800 422 416.

Monday to Friday 11.00am-12.00pm (AEST)
The Country Bumpkins Show
He calls himself a country bumpkin and hosts a show of the same name! Former West Australian Policeman, Gordon Marshall, will take you on a journey through his country around Derby, WA every Saturday morning. Featuring some of his favourite country tracks, Gordon beats around the bush with his funny repertoire and quirky facts while sitting in the comfy chair of downtown Derby at the 6DBY radio station.

10.00AM – 12.00PM SATURDAY
The Mary G Show
Buckle up for a wild ride that will have you holding your sides when Mary G takes to the airwaves. Our favourite gal, Mary G puts a quirky twist on the current issues and observations to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people but with a good belly laugh. She brings you her live weekly show from her home studio in downtown Broome or from across the country wherever she is each Wednesday night. Mary G's huge following tunes each week on Wednesday night 'til late.

NIRS National - 9.00PM – 12.00AM WEDNESDAY
Wangka Maya Language Show
A First Nations language, music and culture show produced with the Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre in South Hedland in Western Australia's Pilbara

NIRS National and NIRS West Coast - 4.00pm-5.00pm (AEST) SUNDAYS

Wangki Radio
Hosted by long-time Kimberley broadcaster Henry Augustine, Wangki radio is a Remote Indigenous Broadcast Service (RIBS) transmitting out of far north Western Australia, near Broome. Wangki broadcasts via the PAKAM media group.

Wednesday and Thursday 5.00pm-6.00pm (AEST).

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