Melbourne TV Antenna and Tuning Guide

Melbourne Digital TV Antenna and Tuning Guide

Melbourne TV Antenna and Tuning Guide

Melbourne Digital TV Transmitters

This table lists all Digital TV Transmitters in Melbourne at the primary transmitter site on Mt Dandenong. Your Digital TV’s auto-tuning system should automatically detect these channels if your antenna and antenna cabling is functioning correctly.

6HSV6177.5 MHzOmni-directionalHorizontal50 KwMt DandenongSeven Network
7SBS7184.5 MHzOmni-directionalHorizontal50 KwMt DandenongSpecial Broadcasting Service(SBS)
8GTV8191.625 MHzOmni-directionalHorizontal50 KwMt DandenongNine Network
11ATV11219.5 MHzOmni-directionalHorizontal50 KwMt DandenongTen Network
12ABC12226.5 MHzOmni-directionalHorizontal50 KwMt DandenongAustralian Broadcasting Corporation(ABC)
32MGV32557.625 MHzOmni-DirectionalHorizontal15 KwMt DandenongC31 Melbourne

Antennas Suitable for Digital TV in Melbourne

For Melbourne if you are using the Mt Dandenong transmitter site you are best to have a VHF/UHF combination antenna. This will give you the ability to receive all channels, including the community channel. If you only want to receive the government and commercial channels, a VHF only antenna will be suitable. The antenna should be mounted in the horizontal polarisation.

By the end of 2016 the community channel C31 Melbourne will be moving to internet only transmission. Once this occurs there will be no UHF transmissions from Mt Dandenong so only a VHF antenna will be required.

List of VHF/UHF Combination Digital TV Antennas – Recommended

List of VHF Digital TV Antennas

Melbourne TV Channels

On Digital TV each VHF or UHF channel may actually contain multiple television or radio programs. This table lists the multi-channels that should be available in Melbourne from the Mt Dandenong transmitters. There are 35 TV channels and 5 radio channels available.

After an auto-tune, check the number of channels the process has found. If you are missing all the channels from a particular network on this list, then it is possible your antenna or antenna cabling may faulty.

Seven Network7SevenSD 576iMPEG2
Seven Network707HDHD 1080iMPEG4
Seven Network71SevenSD 576iMPEG2
Seven Network727TWOSD 576iMPEG2
Seven Network737mateSD 576iMPEG2
Seven Network744MESD 576iMPEG4Infomercial
Seven Network767flixSD 576iMPEG4
Seven Network78Racing.comSD 576iMPEG4Horse Racing
Special Broadcasting Service(SBS)3SBSSD 576iMPEG2
Special Broadcasting Service(SBS)30SBS HDHD 1080i x 1440MPEG2
Special Broadcasting Service(SBS)32SBS TWOSD 576iMPEG2
Special Broadcasting Service(SBS)33Food NetworkSD 576iMPEG2
Special Broadcasting Service(SBS)34NITVSD 576iMPEG2Indigenous Community Network
Special Broadcasting Service(SBS)37SBS Radio 1n/aMPEG2Stereo Audio only
Special Broadcasting Service(SBS)38SBS Radio 2n/aMPEG2Stereo Audio only
Special Broadcasting Service(SBS)38SBS Radio 3n/aMPEG2Stereo Audio only
Nine Network9NineSD 576iMPEG2
Nine Network90Nine HDHD 1080iMPEG4
Nine Network91NineSD 576iMPEG2
Nine Network92GEMSD 576iMPEG2
Nine Network939Go!SD 576iMPEG2
Nine Network949LifeSD 576iMPEG2
Nine Network95eXtraSD 576iMPEG2Infomercial
Nine Network999Go!SD 576iMPEG2
Ten Network1OneSD 576iMPEG2
Ten Network10TenSD 576iMPEG2
Ten Network11ElevenSD 576iMPEG2
Ten Network12OneSD 576iMPEG2
Ten Network13Ten HDHD 1080iMPEG2
Ten Network14TVSNSD 576iMPEG2Infomercial
Ten Network15SpreeTVSD 576iMPEG2Infomercial
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)2ABCSD 576iMPEG2
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)21ABCSD 576iMPEG2
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)22ABC2SD 576iMPEG2
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)23ABC3SD 576iMPEG2
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)24ABC News 24HD 720pMPEG2
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)200Double Jn/aMPEG2Stereo Audio only
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)201ABC Jazzn/aMPEG2Stereo Audio only
44C31 MelbourneSD 576iMPEG2Community Television

Some channels are now being transmitted using the MPEG4 standard. These channels may not be viewable on some older Digital TVs, Digital Set Top Boxes or Digital Personal Video Recorders.