Join Us

Join us in support of the vital role the ABC plays

ABC Alumni has been established because we believe that a strong public service broadcaster is essential in a healthy democracy.

We are deeply concerned about ongoing political pressures, budget cuts and other threats facing the ABC, which inevitably result in program cuts and job losses that weaken the vital role we value in our major national broadcaster.

The Alumni is uniting hundreds of former staff and contractors and associate supporters, with the aim of mobilising their skills in a range of campaigns and activities that cover all aspects of the ABC’s domestic and international services.

Opportunities

We are delighted that you are considering joining ABC Alumni.  You can be part of ABC Alumni in one of two categories: professional or associate.

Alumni

You are qualified to join the Alumni   with full privileges if you have previously worked at the ABC, either on staff or on contract, for a minimum of twelve months full-time, or its part-time equivalent. Annual fee payable is $55

Alumni Associate

You are qualified to join as an associate if either you currently support our objectives but have not worked for the ABC, or you are currently working for the ABC (so do not yet qualify as an alumnus). Annual fee payable is $35

Professional Alumni
$55
  • Price is a fee paid on an annual basis
Alumni Associate
$35
  • Price is a fee paid on an annual basis

Note: Signup is performed via Mailchimp, accessing the “Join Now” links will redirect you to a Mailchimp page to complete the registration.

Other Opportunities

ABC Funding & Appointments

Join our campaign for qualified, independent appointments to the ABC Board and for adequate, secure funding. Contact Gil Appleton:

Email: gapple@tpg.com.au
Phone: 0414 656 861

Asia Pacific Broadcasting

To join the group campaigning to rebuild broadcasting in the Asia-Pacific after the disastrous cuts to Radio Australia and short-wave. Contact Jemima Garrett:

Email: garrett.jemima@gmail.com
Phone: 0408 163 226

Public Media Coalition

To help forge a coalition of other groups supporting public media please contact John Cleary:

Email: clearyj@ozemail.com.au
Phone: 0437 459 353

Alumni Recruitment

We’re looking for ex-ABC staff from all departments and locations. Contact Helen Grasswill via email with Recruitment Drive in the subject line.

Email: ABCAlumniAustralia@gmail.com

Fundraising

If you would like to donate to any Alumni campaigns or support a scholarship fund, please contact us at abcalumniaustralia@gmail.com.    

ABC Alumni Limited is a registered charity and not-for-profit company limited by guarantee.  

ACN: 628 088 371
ABN: 85628088371  

ABC Mentoring Program

This five-month program from May to September pairs a suitable Alumni Mentor and an ABC employee Mentee. All areas of the ABC are included, from journalism to production to management.  

Contact Sue Spencer or Peter McEvoy for further information