Top 5 Australian podcast publishers revealed

Australian podcast pulishers

New data from The Australian Podcast Ranker shows Australians downloaded 90.3 million podcasts in January 2024, up 33% from January 2023.

The data also reveals the top 5 Australian podcast publishers. They are:

  1. iHeartPodcast Network Australia – 4,510,060 (listeners in January)
  2. LiSTNR – 2,926,087
  3. Australian Broadcasting Corporation – 2,224,592
  4. SiriusXM Podcast Network – 2,003,771
  5. Audioboom – 1,911,254

However, not all podcasts available in Australia are captured in the data.

The Australian Podcast Ranker is operated by Australian industry body, Commercial Radio & Audio (CRA) and digital audio advertising company, Triton Digital.

It monitors and lists only podcast from the following participating publishers: AcastAdore Beauty, ARN/iHeartPodcast Network AustraliaAudioboomAustralian Birth StoriesAustralian Broadcasting CorporationBloke in a BarDM PodcastsEquity Mates MediaHidden Brain MediaHODD MediaKinderling Kids RadioLiSTNR (SCA)Motorsport Podcast NetworkNBCUniversal News GroupNews Corp AustraliaNineNova EntertainmentPodshapeRanieri & CoSchwartz MediaSiriusXM Podcast NetworkSports Entertainment Network (SEN)The ChaserThe HordeTOFOP ProductionsWavelength CreativeWest Australian NewspapersWondery.

“The Australian Podcast Ranker continues to showcase a vibrant picture of the podcast industry in Australia,” said Richard Palmer, VP of Market Development and Strategy, APAC, Triton Digital.

“Fueled by the launch of new titles, and the return of popular radio shows, listeners are showing a strong appetite for fresh and familiar voices.

“We’re excited to see that the detailed audience insights Triton Digital provide are helping producers and broadcasters tailor their content to an increasingly engaged and discerning audience in a dynamic podcast landscape.”  

The top five most popular Australian podcast genres in January were, in order, Society and Culture, True Crime, News, Comedy and Sports.

You can view The Australian Podcast Ranker is here.

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