Welcome to ABS Radio....Australia's Premier Arabic Radio Station







ABS Radio aims to serve the needs of the Arabic Speaking Community which is one of the largest Non-English Speaking Background (NESB) groups in Australia.

The Arabic Speaking Community comprises Australians from Lebanon, Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Iraq, The Gulf States, Palestine, Sudan, Algeria, Morocco as well as other nationals who were born in Arab States and can read the Arabic language. The 1991 Census established that there were in excess of 142,641 Arabic Speaking Australians in NSW alone. Arabic Speaking Australians have a strong sense of their cultural background and tend to support business people in their own reference group.

The Arabic Speaking Community is very different to many other language groups, as the group is non-homogenous. This is due to the fact that the language covers many nationalities and a number of religious groups. Many Arabic Speaking Australians were born in Australia.

These figures are based on 2001 Census data (see statistics) and indications show that this number has increased substantially since this survey was conducted.