Sydney TV Antenna and Tuning Guide

Sydney Digital TV Antenna and Tuning Guide

Sydney TV Antenna and Tuning Guide

Sydney Digital TV Transmitters

This is a list of the transmitters at the main Sydney transmitter sites in Artarmon, Willoughby and Gore Hill. These transmitters are all on VHF Band 3. There are also retransmissions sites at Kurrajong Heights for Northwest Sydney and Razorback Range for Southwest Sydney. The retransmission sites operate on UHF Band 4.

6ATN6177.5 MHzOmni-directionalHorizontal50 KwWilloughby, ArtarmonSeven Network
7SBS7184.5 MHzOmni-directionalHorizontal50 KwArtarmon, Gore HillSpecial Broadcasting Service(SBS)
8TCN8191.625 MHzOmni-directionalHorizontal50 KwArtarmon, WilloughbyNine Network
11TEN11219.5 MHzOmni-directionalHorizontal50 KwWilloughby, ArtarmonTen Network
12ABC12226.5 MHzOmni-directionalHorizontal50 KwArtarmon, Gore HillAustralian Broadcasting Corporation(ABC)

There are a wide range of common problems that are experienced when tuning in to the Sydney TV transmitters, that are normally based on your specific local area.

Antennas Suitable for Digital TV in Sydney

This is a list of some suitable models of Digital TV Antennas for the Sydney Metropolitan area. This is list is not exhaustive and there may be other models that will be suitable. With the cessation of broadcasting on UHF with the closure of community station Television Sydney a VHF antenna is all that is required in most areas. However a VHF/UHF combo antenna will still be suitable.

List of VHF Digital TV Antennas – Recommended

List of VHF/UHF Combination Digital TV Antennas

Sydney 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 Sydney. There are 33 TV channels and 5 radio channels available. Prior to December 2015, the Television Sydney community station was also broadcasting on digital with a channel number of 44. This has since closed down.

After an auto-tune, check the number of channels the process has found. If you have more than the specified channels it is possible your auto-tuning process has picked up channels from the retransmission sites. If this is the case those channels should be deleted as they may not work reliably. 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

Free To Air TV Sydney channels are also undertaking tests over the course of 2018 and 2019 to transmit 4K resolution content. Be sure to look out for any updates from Broadcast Australia for when these may be released on DVB-S2.