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ABC Regional Storyteller Scholarship

ABC Regional is seeking to champion emerging voices in the disability community in rural and regional Australia. ABC Regional looks after the 44+ ABC offices outside of the capital cities, and content making team specialises in radio, news, rural, live, digital and video production in the non-fiction and entertainment areas from live and breaking news events and TV documentaries to opinion editorial articles.
This is an early career opportunity for two people with a lived experience of disability and an interest in telling factual stories that connect with Australians.
You will spend three months working in an ABC regional station, developing your ability to create high quality, compelling content for a variety of ABC platforms, based on your own content idea.
You will be supported with a bespoke mentoring experience, based on location, needs and goals.
About You
You are an emerging factual content maker and you live in a regional, rural or remote part of Australia, covered by the ABC’s regional broadcast footprint – anywhere outside of the capital cities.
You have a lived experience of disability and have a content project or idea that you would like to work on with the ABC.
How to Enter
Please attach a cover letter (2 pages max) that introduces yourself, explain the factual content idea you would like to work on with the ABC. Please also attach two examples of your work. If they are published online, you’re welcome to include links.
You could consider linking your project to any of the areas of the National Disability Strategy. These include:
1. Inclusive and accessible communities
2. Rights protection, justice and legislation
3. Economic security
4. Personal and community support
5. Learning and skills
6. Health and wellbeing
Applicants can email their applications to or contribute offline by posting their applications to Regional Storyteller Scholarship applications, ABC Ultimo PO Box 9994 Sydney NSW 2001. For more information visit
The ABC Regional Storyteller Scholarship is supported by the Australian Government’s Employ their Ability campaign. To find out more, visit
For further information contact Bronwyn Purvis, Executive Producer, Content Partnerships on (02) 8333 2682