Portrait of Dominic Brine

Dominic Brine

Dominic Brine is a broadcaster who presents ABC Ballarat’s breakfast program.

Dominic was born in 1960 in Canberra and has tried his hand at many jobs. He has worked as a deckhand, bank clerk, nurse and gardener, but life changed when he joined a Canberra Amateur Theatre Group, where he discovered he had a good ear for sound, which led him to the big smoke.

In Sydney he studied at the Australian Film Television and radio School to become a sound recordist for film and TV. After working at Channel 9 in Perth in the mid 1980s he returned to Sydney and worked as a freelance recordist on TV drama including soap operas like Home and Away.

He’s gone on to present radio for SBS and for the ABC in Broken Hill, Geraldton and the Illawarra. In 2003 Dominic took on the challenge of starting up the new radio service in Ballarat. Dominic currently presents the breakfast program and manages one of the largest regional stations in the ABC network.