Communications Sector Group (CSG)

Sector overview
  • The communications sector provides essential transmission systems and services to the nation through the telecommunications, broadcast, international submarine cable and postal sub-sectors.
  • The broadcasting sub-sector is particularly important in providing forecasts and regular updates to the Australian public during natural disasters.
  • The Communications Sector Group provides essential inputs for other Australian critical infrastructure sectors, such as banking and finance (i.e. real-time data and data transmission), and all critical infrastructure sectors rely on the communications sector in some form.
Key Stakeholders
  • Owners and operators of telecommunications, broadcasting, data services, submarine cables
  • The postal sector
  • Relevant state and territory government agencies
Key Assets and Infrastructure
  • Robust cabling infrastructure, satellites and phone towers for the continued provision of services
Contact

The Communications Sector Group receives secretariat support from the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications.

Email: CSG@communications.gov.au