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

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