Government assistance

Household Assistance Scheme (HAS)

The Household Assistance Scheme is now closed in all areas.

The Household Assistance Scheme (HAS) was created to help some Australians make the switch to digital TV. It was designed to provide practical assistance to older Australians, veterans and people with disabilities (or their carers).

For eligible Australians, assistance included:
• a high definition digital set-top box
• installation of the box by a government contracted installer
• a demonstration of how it works
• 12 month warranty, service and technical support free of charge.

The Household Assistance Scheme was available up to one month after switchover in each region.

If you have any queries about the scheme, phone the Digital Ready Information Line on 1800 20 10 13 (8AM-10PM) AEDT, 7 Days.
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