The Australian Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy (DBCDE) (formerly the "Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts" (DCITA)) formulates telecommunications policy. It has four main areas of focus:
- transforming the structure of telecommunications and enhancing access to digital economy platforms by promoting the delivery of fast, affordable and reliable broadband and communications infrastructure across Australia
- facilitating the digital television transition and enhancing the broadcasting sector
- helping all Australians realize the benefits of the digital economy, and
- supporting effective consumer information and research and working with industry to encourage industry-driven solutions to specific consumer issues, including cybersafety and cybersecurity.