ABC Rural Programs

National Rural News

Broadcast as part of the Country Hour program on ABC Local Radio each weekday, National Rural News brings you the top rural stories of the day.

The Country Hour

ABC Radio's Country Hour is Australia's longest running radio program. It's broadcast daily at midday on local radio.

Bush Telegraph

ABC Radio's Bush Telegraph is an entertaining look at rural and regional issues around Australia. Bush Telegraph is broadcast Monday to Friday between 11:00am and 12:00 on ABC's Radio National.

Country Breakfast

ABC Radio's Country Breakfast is an entertaining look at rural and regional issues around Australia. Presented by Tony Allan, Country Breakfast is broadcast 6.00 -7:00am Saturdays on ABC's Radio National.

Rural Reporter

The ABC's team of specialist Rural Reporters introduce you to the people and places that make up country Australia. Our reporters based in regional locations across the country take you to where they work with the sound and atmosphere of the people who live outside the Nation's major urban areas. Rural Reporter is heard across Asia and Europe on Radio Australia. Presented by Ruth Archer, Rural Reporter is also heard in Australia on Radio National's Country Breakfast, Saturday mornings between 6 and 7.

Mining and Resources

Our coverage of the Mining and Resources sector in Australia has been greatly expanded. Please keep an eye out for exciting changes that will include a rolling mining and resources news service, and up-to-the-minute podcast audio on issues and news from the industry that's powered the Australian economy.


Since 1991 this program has been ABC-TV's main vehicle for current affairs coverage of regional / rural issues and events.

The multi-award winning show typically features stories, ranging across agri-politics and economics, business and product innovation, animal and crop science, regional infrastructure, climate and weather trends, regional and rural services, music and lifestyle.

As much as anything Landline's enduring popularity is based on its ability to explain and contextualise the issues affecting Australians living and working in the bush to those living in our big cities.

ON AIR TIMES: Sundays at Noon / Mondays at 1100 & 1800 ABC 1
Saturdays at 0800 / 1400 on Australia Network