We are reviewing the Viewer Access Satellite Television (VAST) service.

How it works

Why we want your input
This is an opportunity for anyone interested in the VAST service and the delivery of broadcasting services to areas without reliable local terrestrial TV transmissions to express their views directly to Government.
How you can voice your opinion
You can contribute your views by reading the Issues Paper linked to below and responding to the paper's questions contained within.
What will be the outcome of this consultation?
Submissions to the review will help inform the Department’s consideration of the issues involved, and will lead to recommendations to Government on the best way forward.

Consultation Information

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The Issue
Consultation Period: 
May 29, 2018 11:00 AEST to June 22, 2018 17:00 AEST

The Department is conducting a review of the VAST service, to assess its performance since its commencement in 2010 and to consider options on how best to provide free-to-air broadcasting services to areas without reliable access to local terrestrial TV transmissions.

The Issues Paper linked to below explains what the VAST service is and raises a number of questions for consideration by the review. The Department wants feedback on these issues from interested stakeholders. Written submissions will be accepted until COB Friday 22 June 2018.

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Started May 29, 2018 11:00 AEST
Ended June 22, 2018 17:00 AEST
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Submissions now public

Formal Submission

Formal submissions have been made public.

These documents have not been produced by us and may not meet WCAG 2.0 Level AA requirements. Please contact us at vastreview [at] communications.gov.au to obtain alternative copies.

The following formal submissions have been made public.

ABC

ACMA

ADTIA

Alan Smedley

Broadcast Australia

Community Broadcasting Association of Australia

Darryl Drake

District Council of Kimba

EASB

FetchTV