PBS has been busy restoring its archive of analogue reel-to-reel tapes to preserve the incredible collection of live performances recorded by keen volunteers during our early days; fledgling local bands and already famous international artists passing through Melbourne, recorded in the pubs and concert venues of the time.

We’re now proud as punch to be able to bring these historic and valuable audio documents to you From The Vault.


Fri 5 Jul 2024

Thank you so much to everyone that joined and renewed their membership throughout this year's Radio Festival! Every cent raised goes toward keeping us on air for another year.

Palmtree Paddy announced the winners of our major prize draw on Friday July 5, 2024 - listen back here, and check below to see if you're a lucky winner! Prize details can be found furtehr down the page.

Major Prize Winners:

1st Prize - Naomi from Jan Juc, Proud Member of PBS

Mon 13 May 2024 to Sun 26 May 2024

Join or renew your PBS Membership between May 13 and 26 to be in the draw for a daily prize pack.

Thu 1 Feb 2024 to Thu 29 Feb 2024

Thank you to all of the incredible bands, DJs, artists and performers that joined or renewed their membership throughout February for the PBS Performer Drive. 

Now, to the winners!

1st Prize Winner: Robbie Belchamber - Performer Member of Soak

Tue 29 Aug 2023

We are pleased to present the PBS FM Strategic Plan 2023 – 2027.

Mon 17 Jul 2023 to Sun 23 Jul 2023

This week's PBS Feature Album is Immy Owusu’s debut LP, LO-LIFE!.

Fri 14 Jul 2023 to Thu 31 Aug 2023

The UpStart Award is an annual grant of $10,000 to an emerging Victoria singer-songwriter. The award is funded by a music loving family in Melbourne and the winner will be decided by a panel of local artists and music experts.

You might still be busking, you may have recorded a few tracks  or you might be playing pub gigs; but you’re not on the map yet.

The award will be adjudicated by a panel consisting of Victorian artists Angie MacMahon and Shane Howard, and a range of industry experts from community radio, retail, and streaming services.

Mon 15 May 2023 to Sun 28 May 2023

Join or renew your PBS Membership between May 15 and 28 to be in the draw for a daily prize pack.

Mon 1 May 2023 to Fri 30 Jun 2023

The 2023 Radio Festival Major Prize winners are: 

APRA AMCOS x PBS FM Present: 321 Songwriting Sessions
Wed 12 Apr 2023

Looking to collaborate? Give it a try at APRA AMCOS's 321 Session with guidance from Ben Stewart (Slowly Slowly).

Thu 9 Mar 2023

Were you one of this year's lucky winners? Click through to find out.