Audience Councils

Get involved

The Audience Council is committed to ensuring that the views, needs and expectations of audiences in Northern Ireland are represented at the heart of the organisation, where key decisions are made.

Our ability to do this depends very much on the willingness of members of the audience to engage with us and share their views about BBC services.

There are a number of ways you can participate:

Join the Audience Council

We recruit regularly for new members. Anyone over the age of sixteen is eligible to apply. Find out more here.


We organise a range of outreach activities throughout the year in different parts of Northern Ireland. We can also keep you up to date on Council's engagement activities through our newsletter.  To subscribe to the newsletter, simply contact us by telephone on 028 9033 8856, or email us at, requesting to subscribe.  Your details will entered on our system and used for the sole purpose of sending our newsletter to you.


The BBC Trust consults the public to inform many major decisions, such as proposals for new services or reviews of existing ones. Current consultations can be found on the Trust's website.

Send us your views

If you have a view which you think should inform the Audience Council’s understanding of local audience needs, or you would simply like to know more about the work of the Audience Council, please contact us by email, telephone or by writing:


Telephone: 028 9033 8856

Text phone: 028 9033 8100

Write to

BBC Audience Council

BBC Broadcasting House, Room G08, Ormeau Avenue, Belfast BT2 8HQ