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February 11, 2017

DAB+ services are now expanding in Australia! 【Viva digital radio】

I'm the only Japanese member of ARDXC (Australian Radio DX Club), have been to Australia twice, Sydney and Perth.


According to the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), DAB+ services are expanding across Australia with trials in Canberra and Darwin NT to transition to permanent services.

And to be added to Hobart TAS and Gold Coast QLD over the next two to three years.

ACMA, in consultation with the Digital Radio Planning Committee, has prepared a package of planning papers for the future development of DAB+ across Australia.

I appreciate this and look forward to enjoying digital radio listening in this country.


ACMA Chairman, Richard Bean said ‘The commercial radio industry has indicated there are a significant number of regional licensees that have expressed interest in offering digital radio services in the next three to five years’.

Also said ‘The ABC has also announced its intention to commence new services in Darwin and Hobart’.


The ACMA is facilitating the digital radio rollout by preparing digital radio channel plans for Canberra, Darwin, Hobart and the Gold Coast.

These plans will make frequencies available to broadcasters wishing to provide ongoing digital radio services in those areas.

Details of the timing of commencement of digital radio in these markets will be determined by the broadcasters.


The posts (Perth related) on this blog






a central part of Perth, WA


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