Policies & Publications


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SBS Protocol: Acknowledgement of Country

An Acknowledgment of Country is a demonstration of respect dedicated to the Traditional Owners of the area where the gathering of participants is being conducted. This document includes recommended wording for SBS’s Sydney and Melbourne offices and the Canberra bureau.

The Greater Perspective

Protocol and Guidelines for the Production of Film and Television on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities.

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Living Diversity

In 2002, SBS commissioned research into trends in multicultural Australia. The groundbreaking report, involving extensive consultations across seven sample groups, showed a "dynamic, evolving society where diversity is embraced as the cultural mainstream of Australia".

For the complete PDF document, click here.

Advertising guidelines

The principles and policies SBS uses to guide decisions on advertising and sponsorship.

SBS Privacy Statement (Updated 9 March 2016)

This privacy policy applies to personal information collected by SBS in respect of which SBS, as an Australian government agency, must comply with Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).

Terms of Service

The SBS website, including SBS On Demand, and related SBS applications made available on authorized third party platforms and devices (“Services”) are owned and operated by the Special Broadcasting Service Corporation ABN 91 314 398 574 (“SBS”). By using the Services, you agree to comply with the Terms of Service listed on this webpage and elsewhere within the Services (“Terms of Service”).

Senate Continuing Order No. 5

This Indexed List of File Titles is made available in accordance with Senate Continuing Order No. 5 (the Harradine Order).

SBS Corporate Plan

The SBS Corporate Plan can be accessed here.

SBS’s User-Generated Content Guidelines

SBS’s User-Generated Content Guidelines set out SBS's policy in respect of user-generated content, including our moderation policies.

Connecting Diversity

Connecting Diversity: Paradoxes of Multicultural Australia examines and analyses the views and experiences of younger Australians from culturally diverse backgrounds.

SBS Codes of Practice 2014 (revised 2016)

The SBS Codes of Practice sets out the principles and policies SBS uses to guide its programming.

Freedom of Information (FOI) - Access Requests

SBS is subject to the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) under which every person has a right to obtain access to documents held by SBS other than exempt documents (and subject to certain other exceptions). SBS is exempt from the operation of the FOI Act in relation to its program material and datacasting content. This page sets out how you can make an FOI access request to SBS.

SBS-Ipsos Immigration Nation Research - Full Report

A comprehensive report of research into Australian attitudes towards immigration.

SBS-Ipsos Immigration Nation Research - Summary

An Executive Summary of research into Australian attitudes towards immigration.