The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) provide a range of digital television services. The majority of people living within Australia can access ABC and SBS television services from broadcast towers or through the View Access Satellite Television (VAST) service.

ABC Television

Almost all Australians can access ABC television, which broadcasts state and national news, weather, emergency warnings, and a mix of entertainment, including sport and regional or rural matters.

The ABC is guided by the ABC Charter, editorial policies and codes of practice. The role of the ABC is to provide services that inform, educate and entertain all Australians. It must reflect the diversity of interests in the Australian community through a range of distinctive programs of broad and specialist appeal.

SBS Television

The SBS is Australia's multicultural and multilingual national public broadcaster. The SBS draws on international and local programming. About half of its programs are in languages other than English and most have English subtitles.

The SBS is guided by the SBS Charter, editorial policies and codes of practice. The role of SBS is to inform, educate and entertain all Australians while reflecting Australia's multicultural society.

Last reviewed: 1 January 2024