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When is VAST going to be available in areas other than Remote Central & Eastern Australia?

Viewers who are eligible to access VAST services outside the Remote Central & Eastern licence area can do so from the following dates.

Region Digital Switchover Date VAST Access Available From
Mildura/Sunraysia 30 June 2010 Now
Regional SA & Broken Hill 15 December 2010 Now
Regional Victoria 5 May 2011 Now
Regional Queensland 6 December 2011 Now
Regional Southern NSW 5 June 2012 Now
Regional Northern NSW 27 November 2012 Now
Tasmania 9 April 2013 Now
Perth 16 April 2013 Now
Brisbane & Gold Coast 28 May 2013 Now
Melbourne 10 December 2013 Now
Adelaide 2 April 2013 Now
Sydney 3 December 2013 Now
Darwin 30 July 2013 Now
Remote Central & Eastern Australia 10 December 2013 Now
Remote Western Australia 25 June 2013 Now


What channels are available on VAST?

Southern Cross Media and Imparja are broadcasting the full range of digital commercial television channels in standard definition (with programming from the 7, 9 and 10 networks) and the high definition channels One HD, 7mate and GEM.

VAST also provides all the standard and high definition channels from ABC and SBS.

The local news content from regional broadcasters is also available on a dedicated local news channels exclusive to VAST.


What Equipment do I need?

Anyone wishing to access VAST will need to purchase a VAST approved satellite set-top box and a satellite dish of at least 65cm diameter. Access to this new satellite service is managed by a smart card which is supplied with the satellite set top box. To access VAST you will need to register your details including your address, reception location and smart card number to enable access.

VAST Certified Decoder Manufacturers


Altech UEC
PH: 02 9425 5777
www.uec.com.au

Humax
PH: 1300 737 937
www.humaxdigital.com/au

SatKing
PH: 03 9553 3399
www.satking.com.au

Application Process

For help with the general VAST application process Click Here


 
More Information
The Australian Government has established a national information telephone line and a website to provide advice and assistance to viewers in the transition to digital television. The Digital Ready Information Line operates seven days a week from 8.00 am to 10.00 pm (AEST) on free-call number 1800 20 10 13 or, at any time, visit http://www.digitalready.gov.au
For further information regarding Government Subsidies, please call 1800 20 10 13
For Registration and Activation of smartcards, please call 1300 993 376 weekdays from 9:00am to 4:30pm (AEST)
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