The ABC app lets you do your thing differently, by allowing you to customise your news and stories. Politics, technology, Environment, or just need some good news? We’ll be in sync with you.

Set up the ABC app to conveniently collate all the topics of interest to you in your Home Feed and choose the order in which they appear.

The Browse section allows you to discover more of the award-winning and trusted ABC content such as Live Streams, while the Just In section keeps you up-to-date with the latest news from Australia and around the world.

Never miss a Breaking News event with our new notifications service.

The ABC is committed to keeping you up to date with the latest news and access to the ABC's award-winning content.

Please note: This app features Nielsen’s proprietary measurement software which will allow you to contribute to market research. Please see for more information.

What's New

Version 5.0.11

We’ve been working on performance improvements to make things smoother more efficient.

Also in this release:
• We have now enabled related articles to make it even easier to find more content that’s relevant to you.
• We’ve improved some things to make sharing even easier.
• Bug fixes

We are listening to your feedback. More updates to come

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5

1.9K Ratings

1.9K Ratings

Editors' Notes

Discover award-winning ABC content, and stay up-to-date with the latest news from Australia and around the world.

Only app you'll need


Like the name suggest, it really is the only app you'll need. It's smooth in its simple interface and doesn't have annoying ads or pop up 'will you review' boxes. Plus, it's free!

The ability to look at both 'top' and 'local' news makes it efficient to ensure that you don't fall behind in any major news. From a political expose to a local robbing, ABC has it all covered within minutes.

5 minutes of skimming though the app is all you need really. You can look at it when you're bored, before you're about to fall asleep or even while you're brushing your teeth.

Only one or two things that I want to be seen added. I'd really want is a 'crime' or 'law' section. As a legal studies student, it's tedious to comb through pages to find relevant articles about cases. It'd also be a nice to add a 'bookmark' feature for certain articles. I can't count the amount of times I've accidentally refreshed the page and forgotten what the article was called. Having an alert option with the bookmark feature would allow for me to remain updated constantly with the news I'm interest in rather than having to refresh the page 5 times only to read the exact same article but reworded.

Nevertheless, would highly recommend using this app over any other news app.

Happy with the app...........but


I have finally decided I like the app. Having had the app for years it took a while to decide it was as good as the older app. The ‘but’ is because I’ve been very disappointed to note that a story I read in the morning, was pulled by the afternoon. Not just once, but ‘the’ article that disappeared was one that criticised the actions/comment of a minister of the current Federal Government. This action by ?? at the ABC adds weight to the various negative comments about the (so called) ‘unbiased ABC’ news. Having never considered the ABC was biased one way or another, I’m becoming more cynical. It’s an absolute shame that I feel I may no longer trust the ABC to report the news on any Federal Government minister of any party, good or bad, without someone deciding that the particular article should be pulled. People like me have long memories of a very very balanced ABC! 😞😞😞


Australian Broadcasting Corporation
59.3 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco or Drug Use or References
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