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Viewer Access Satellite Television - VAST

VAST is the satellite platform that supplies free-to-air TV around Australia. Viewers who cannot receive digital services from local transmitters can access the same range of channels as Australians in metropolitan areas.

To reflect the different terrestrial services between eastern and western Australia the VAST service is different in Western Australia and the eastern states. Eastern VAST operates in the Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania. This service commenced on 15 December 2010. Western VAST operates in Western Australia and commenced 30 July 2011.

If you live in a regional or remote area or have poor analog TV reception, you may be eligible for VAST. For more information on VAST, visit mysattv.com.au

VAST fact sheets

  • Viewer Access Satellite Television service for regional and remote Western Australia
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News services on central and eastern VAST

The central and eastern VAST service provides viewers with local regional news services offered by the commercial broadcasters in their respective terrestrial licence areas.  The local regional news services can be accessed by pressing 4 on your VAST remote control and selecting your preferred service.
 
The news services of the national broadcasters, the ABC and the SBS, are also provided. ABC news is provided through ABC1 on a state basis and the national news broadcasts through the ABC’s news channel, ABC News 24. There are also selected metropolitan news services available on the main broadcaster channels, 7, 9 and 10.


  • New South Wales
    • Local News
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        Broken Hill
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        Albury, Coffs Harbour, Orange, Tamworth, Wagga Wagga
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        Albury, Orange, Wagga Wagga, Wollongong
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        Central Coast, Coffs Harbour, Lismore, Newcastle, Tamworth
    • Metropolitan News
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        Melbourne
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        Sydney
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        Melbourne
    • National News
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        New South Wales
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        National
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        National
  • Victoria
    • Local News
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        Ballarat, Bendigo, Gippsland, Mildura, Shepparton
    • Metropolitan News
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        Melbourne
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        Sydney
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        Melbourne
    • National News
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        Victoria
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        National
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        National
  • Australian Capital Territory
    • Local News
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        Canberra
    • Metropolitan News
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        Melbourne
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        Sydney
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        Melbourne
    • National News
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        New South Wales
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        National
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        National
  • Northern Territory
    • Local News
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        Darwin
    • Metropolitan News
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        Brisbane
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        Brisbane
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        Brisbane
    • National News
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        Northern Territory
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        National
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        National
  • Queensland
    • Local News
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        Bundaberg, Cairns, Mackay, Rockhampton, Sunshine Coast, Townsville
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        Bundaberg, Cairns, Mackay, Rockhampton, Sunshine Coast, Toowoomba, Townsville
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        Gold Coast
    • Metropolitan News
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        Brisbane
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        Brisbane
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        Brisbane
    • National News
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        Queensland
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        National
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        National
  • Tasmania
    • Local News
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        Tasmania
    • Metropolitan News
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        Melbourne
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        Sydney
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        Melbourne
    • National News
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        Tasmania
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        National
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        National
  • South Australia
    • Local News
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        Spencer Gulf
    • Metropolitan News
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        Melbourne
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        Sydney
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        Melbourne
    • National News
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        South Australia
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        National
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        National
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