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

Consultation tabs

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.


Started May 29, 2018 11:00 AEST
Ended June 22, 2018 17:00 AEST
Days Remaining 0 of 24
Now under review

Formal Submission

We invite you to to tell us your views on this topic.

Please include:

  • contact name
  • organisation name, if applicable
  • contact details, including telephone number, postal and email addresses
  • confirmation whether or not your submission can be made public—published—or kept confidential.

All submissions to be made public need to meet the Digital Service Standard for accessibility. Any submission that does not meet this standard may be modified before being made public.

If your submission is to be made public, please ensure you do not include any personal information that you don't want to be published.

Please click on the 'Have your say now' button below to upload your submission.