The ABC listen app helps you discover your next favourite podcast, along with all the ABC live radio streams. Download for free today and hear the world differently.

• LISTEN to your favourite LIVE ABC Radio stations
• SEARCH for ABC programs, podcasts and presenters
• Use + PLAYLIST to save episodes for continuous listening
• DOWNLOAD and delete single episodes in your playlist or auto-download them all
• Use + MY PROGRAMS to save your favourite programs in one place
• PLAY your latest episodes straight from the Radio screen, or select from trending or popular
• Use the sleep function when you go to bed

The app also offers track and program information; weekly schedules; and sharing on social media.


• All current and previous episodes of podcasts from over 130 ABC Radio programs
• Hear early release episodes and content exclusive to ABC listen
• News bulletins updated hourly


• ABC metro Local Radio: ABC Radio Adelaide, ABC Radio Brisbane, ABC Radio Canberra, ABC Radio Darwin, ABC Radio Hobart, ABC Radio Melbourne, ABC Radio Perth, ABC Radio Sydney

• ABC regional Local Radio: 1233 ABC Newcastle, ABC Gold Coast, ABC Alice Springs, ABC North West WA, ABC Goldfields WA, ABC Northern Tasmania, ABC Kimberley WA, ABC Western Queensland, ABC South West WA, ABC North West Queensland, ABC Far North Qld, ABC North and West SA, ABC Western Plains NSW, ABC Gippsland VIC, ABC Southern Queensland, ABC Goulburn Murray VIC, ABC Mid North Coast, 999 ABC Broken Hill, ABC Ballarat, ABC Western Victoria, ABC South West Victoria, ABC Central Victoria, ABC Mildura Swan Hill

• Double J
• ABC Classic FM
• ABC Classic 2
• ABC NEWS on radio
• ABC Grandstand
• triple j
• triple j Unearthed
• ABC Jazz
• ABC Country
• ABC Radio Australia
• ABC Extra
• Emergency broadcasts

These are all the ABC Radio stations that currently have live radio streams for online and mobile.


• Live radio streams use ShoutCast AAC+ at 64kbps, which uses about 29 MB/hour.

* Note that you are responsible for the data transfer and consumption charges incurred by you when using any ABC app. The ABC disclaims all liability for such charges.


• precise location (GPS and network-based)
• approximate location (network-based)

Because at various times some content needs to be restricted to Australia only, the app may check your location to ensure that you're in Australia.

Photos / Media / Files
• modify or delete the contents of your USB storage
• read the contents of your USB storage

The app needs this permission to download program/podcast episode files to your device or SD card. The app doesn’t read the contents of the media except to play the media files it downloads, i.e. the process of playing a media file the app has downloaded results in reading the file.

The app also caps the amount of space it uses. This is so that the auto-download feature does not clog-up your device. The way the app does this is that once the cap is reached it deletes episodes it has previously downloaded. The app needs this permission to check that the file exists and to then delete it.

ABC listen v4.0 gives you more control over your downloads and allows you to delete downloads directly from your playlist.

Device ID & call information
• read phone status and identity

This is used to stop or pause audio from playing when you receive a call and to then restart the audio once the call has ended.


This release includes Nielsen measurement. You can find out more about Nielsen measurement and privacy and security of your data here:


We value your feedback; please send us compliments, suggestions and criticisms. Please contact us using the Email Developer link.
From version ABC listen 4.0.331.358:
- Fixed an issue where Up Next was showing the incorrect next episode
- Fixed an issue where the Up Next list was refreshed incorrectly
- Fixed an issue where podcast titles were not displaying correctly
- Fixed an issue where played episodes were hidden throughout app
All versions
October 17, 2017
December 22, 2016