On air announcements

3CR broadcasts in many languages to a diverse audience of over 200,000 listeners each month (McNair Survey). Located in the inner-city Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy, our programs and announcements reach listeners all the way to Geelong and as far south as Tasmania.

Community Service Announcement (CSA)

  • 50 seconds or less (approximately 70 words)
  • Non-commercial in both content and tone
  • Usually produced at 3CR
  • Go to air for 3-4 weeks or up until the advertised event
  • Played around 25 times per week



  • Small organisation (funded by members) - $70 (+GST)
  • Medium organisation (funded by members & government) - $185 (+GST)
  • Large organisation (funded wholly by government) - $300 (+GST)

Community languages

  • No Translation required - $300 (+GST)
  • Translation required - $350 (+GST)

In lieu of fees 3CR may be open to some cross promotional arrangements.

Community languages

Community announcements are available in both English and one of the community languages currently spoken at the station.

Amharic Dari    Spanish
Armenian Farsi/ Persian  Nepalese Tigrinya
Classical Arabic Greek    Tamil
Chin Hararian Pashtu Turkish
Chilean Macedonian Somalian West Papuan


Spot Announcements

Spots are available on breakfast programming between 7.15 and 8.15am.
The fee is $20 per 30 second announcement.
Production fee per announcement is $60.

Sample announcements
1 week    Mon-Fri     10 spots   $300
4 weeks     Mon-Fri      40 spots  $900
(production fee waived)
Over 4 weeks – fees negotiable.

These announcements can also be placed into the general announcement catalogue for playout at programmer discretion.


Frequently asked questions

What is required for 3CR to produce a Community announcement?
You will need to supply a script (approximately 70 words) or information for the announcement; invoice details and an ABN.

How long will my announcement take?
Turn around time from request to your announcement being on air is usually a week for English announcements and 2 weeks for other languages.

How often will my announcement be played?
Your announcement will be played up until the date of your event (4 weeks average) approximately 1 - 4 times a day.

What does the announcement fee cover?
The fee covers BOTH the cost of production and the airplay, ecxept for spot annoncements.

Will I receive a copy of my announcement?
Yes, an mp3 will be emailed to you free of charge. 

How can I organise a cross-promotional arrangement for my announcement?
If an organisation wishes to offer a cross-promotional proposal in exchange for free announcements they can contact 3CR's Promotions Coordinator either by phone on 9419 8377 or by email.

Does your organisation or business want to become a Program Sponsor?


Free announcements

  • 3CR accepts free announcements from the community by fax on 9417 4472 or email. They are passed on to programmers to read out at will during their program. Airplay is not guaranteed.
  • You can promote your events by addressing each press release to an appropriate program (find program by topic) the announcements then go into the individual programs pigeonholes.

    You can also enter your events (not for profit events such as rallies, forums, concerts etc for socially and environmentally progressive campaigns) onto this website's community calendar. 3CR will approve them before they go live. Email the Promotions Coordinator if you would like clarification as to whether your event is suitable.