ABC Regional Storyteller Scholarship


  • Be a part of Australia’s independent national broadcaster
  • Spend three months working on your own content project
  • Can be based in any ABC Regional office across Australia
  • Applicants must be from regional Australia with a lived experience of disability
  • Approximately $20K package 
  • 2 scholarships available

About the ABC

The ABC is the nation’s most trusted and independent source of Australian conversations, culture and stories. With over 4,200 employees from diverse backgrounds, based in more than 50 locations around Australia and overseas, the ABC is proud to create, curate and deliver high-quality content that informs, educates and entertains.

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.

About the Role

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.

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 well-being

Applicants can email their applications to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 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 as part of the Australian Government’s International Day of People with Disability celebrations. To  find out more, visit

For further information contact Bronwyn Purvis, Content Partnerships Lead on (02) 8333 2682

Applications Close: 28 February 2021

The ABC strives for equity and diversity in the workplace, and to promote a culture of opportunity. Through its services the ABC seeks to represent, connect and engage with all of the Australian community. In line with our focus on diversity, applications are strongly encouraged from Indigenous Australians, people from a range of cultural and linguistic backgrounds, people with disabilities and LGBTIQ+ individuals. The ABC also aims to achieve a gender-balanced workforce.

For more information on inclusive employee networks within the ABC please refer to ABC LinkedIn and Life Page

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