Bilby Awards

The Bilby Awards celebrate excellence in Community Radio in South Australia

Entries open in May/June each year and are announced at the annual SACBA Conference & Bilby Awards Dinner.

Member stations are encouraged to save Bilby quality audio in a folder throughout the year and then choose one entry per category to submit.

See the full list of awards categories below and past winners on our dropdown pages.

Community Engagement
Excellence in promoting your station within your community to encourage your community to get involved with your station.

Youth Contribution
Contribution to a station or stations by a person under 25 years. In recognition of the value of having young people engaged in community broadcasting.

Volunteer of the Year
A valued volunteer in community broadcasting – someone who gives their time for the benefit of a station or stations and their community.

Excellence in coverage of sport within your community. Single program, series, interview or reporting that is not generally covered by other media and engages your local community.

Outside Broadcast
OBs are a chance to get out there and broadcast in the heart of your community. Simple, complex, big or small; this award recognises effort, community engagement and success for your station.

Station Production
This message shows creativity and effectiveness at promoting your station, a program or segment or a sponsor.

It’s not just who you are interviewing, it’s what they say or how they say it. Content should be interesting, unique or present an alternative view to the mainstream.

Best Radio Program
Music or Spoken word program. This is a program that engages listeners and presents a different perspective on the genre or subject matter.

Local Music
Every community has music. This is for the program that best supports your local musicians, singers or composers. Single program, series, ongoing program or live event.

Excellence in First Nations Programming
This is for a program, segment or interview that delivers a First Nations’ voice to your community.

Excellence in Ethnic & Multicultural Programming
This is for a program/segment or interview that delivers an Ethnic or Multicultural voice to your community.

Can’t Get Out Of The Car
A segment so riveting you want to keep listening to it, no matter what. Serious, funny, interesting or just plain weird!