Satellite Subsidy Scheme (SSS)
If you live in a household that relies on an analog TV signal from a self-help transmission tower that's not being converted to digital TV, you may be eligible for the subsidy.
The Satellite Subsidy Scheme (SSS) provides a subsidised installation of the equipment needed to receive the free-to-air Viewer Access Satellite Television (VAST) service. This includes a satellite dish, a VAST-enabled set top box and associated cabling. It also includes a 12 month warranty on equipment and installation.
The subsidy greatly reduces the cost of getting ready for digital TV.
Eligible households must pay a household contribution to receive the assistance.
The contribution is between $200 and $250, depending on your location.
Is SSS available in my area?
An eligible SSS area is one identified by the taskforce as reliant on analog retransmission services from a self-help TV tower which will not be converted to digital.
Type your address below to find out if the SSS is available in your area.
For more information about SSS, please read the SSS factsheet, available for download below.