About the ACRAs

The ACRAs are held annually by Commercial Radio & Audio

Previously known as the RAWARDS, the Australian Commercial Radio Awards (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. 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 34th year, the ACRAs are a celebration of the wealth of talent that drives the Australian commercial radio industry. The red carpet event celebrates excellence in all areas of radio broadcasting including news, talk, sport, music and entertainment. The national Awards include 51 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
2022 Sydney - International Convention and Exhibition Centre 

About Commercial Radio & Audio

Commercial Radio & Audio (CRA) is the peak industry body representing the interests of commercial radio broadcasters throughout Australia. CRA currently has 260 members, representing 100% of commercial radio licensees on air.

CRA manages industry codes and standards; regulatory and legislative matters; metropolitan and regional audience measurement surveys; revenue reporting; industry innovation including RadioApp; the Australian Podcast Ranker; consumer research; marketing and industry training and development programs.

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 in both Australia and internationally.