Government assistance

Satellite Subsidy Scheme (SSS)

The Satellite Subsidy Scheme is now closed in all areas.

The SSS provided a subsidised installation of the equipment needed to receive the free-to-air Viewer Access Satellite Television (VAST) service. This included a satellite dish, a VAST-enabled set top box and associated cabling. It also included a 12 month warranty on equipment and installation.

An eligible SSS area was one identified as reliant on analog retransmission services from a self-help TV tower which was not converted to digital.

The subsidy greatly reduced the cost of getting ready for digital TV.
• Eligible households paid a household contribution to receive the assistance.
• The contribution was between $200 and $250, depending on the location.

The Satellite Subsidy 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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