Kalgoorlie-Boulder set to lose analog TV coverage by end of 2013. The positive is that we will be one of the last remaining areas of Australia along with the Capital Cities to have digital-only TV.
The NSW outback town of Broken Hill and regional areas of South Australia are today waking up to a digital TV-only existance with the permanent switch off yesterday of analog TV services in those areas.
The switchover is part of the federal government’s Australian-wide plan to switch to digital-only free-to-air television that culminates in December 2013 when the major capital cities finally make the switch.
Mildura and the Sunraysia region of Western Victoria were the first areas to switch on June 30, 2010. Other regional areas of the country will continue to make the change at six-monthly intervals until December 2013 with the Gippsland, North Central (Bendigo), South West (Ballarat) and Goulburn Valley (Albury/Wodonga) regions of Victoria the next to go on May 5 next year.
If you’re not sure of your regional changeover time, here’s the complete timetable as it currently stands:
|Type||Switchover Area||Major centres||Window|
|VIC||Mildura/Sunraysia||Mildura||30 June 2010|
|SA||Broken Hill||Broken Hill||15 December 2010|
|SA||Riverland||Renmark and Loxton||15 December 2010|
|SA||Mt Gambier/South East South Australia||Mt Gambier, Naracoorte and Bordertown||15 December 2010|
|SA||Spencer Gulf||Port Lincoln, Whyalla, Port Augusta||15 December 2010|
|VIC||Gippsland||Traralgon, Bairnsdale and Malacoota||5 May 2011|
|VIC||North Central Victoria||Bendigo and Swan Hill||5 May 2011|
|VIC||South West Victoria||Ballarat, Warrnambool and Horsham||5 May 2011|
|VIC||Goulburn Valley/Upper Murray||Albury/Wodonga, Wangaratta and Shepparton||5 May 2011|
|QLD||Wide Bay||Hervey Bay, Bundaberg and Maryborough||2nd Half 2011|
|QLD||Capricornia||Rockhampton, Emerald and Yeppoon||2nd Half 2011|
|QLD||QLD Central Coast and Whitsundays||Mackay, Proserpine and Bowen||2nd Half 2011|
|QLD||Darling Downs||Toowoomba, Warwick and Dalby||2nd Half 2011|
|QLD||North Queensland||Townsville, Ayr and Charters Towers||2nd Half 2011|
|QLD||Far North Queensland||Cairns, Port Douglas and Innisfail||2nd Half 2011|
|NSW||Griffith/Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area||Griffith and Hay||1st Half 2012|
|NSW||South West Slopes and Eastern Riverina||Wagga Wagga and Gundagai||1st Half 2012|
|NSW||Illawarra and the South Coast||Wollongong, Ulladulla and Eden||1st Half 2012|
|NSW||Central Tablelands and Central Western Slopes||Dubbo, Orange and Mudgee||1st Half 2012|
|NSW||ACT and Southern Tablelands||Canberra, Thredbo and Cooma||1st Half 2012|
|NSW||North West Slopes and Plains||Tamworth, Armidale and Inverell||2nd Half 2012|
|NSW||Richmond/Tweed||Byron Bay, Tenterfield and Lismore||2nd Half 2012|
|NSW||Northern Rivers||Coffs Harbour, Forster and Grafton||2nd Half 2012|
|NSW||Hunter||Newcastle, Port Stephens||2nd Half 2012|
|Metro||Tasmania||Hobart, Launceston and King Island||1st Half 2013|
|Metro||Perth||Perth||30 June 2013|
|Metro||Brisbane||Brisbane, Gold Coast and Noosa||30 June 2013|
|Metro||Melbourne||Melbourne||31 December 2013|
|Metro||Adelaide||Adelaide||31 December 2013|
|Metro||Sydney||Sydney and Gosford||31 December 2013|
|Remote||Regional and Remote Western Australia||Kalgoorlie, Broome and Bunbury||2nd Half 2013|
|Remote||Remote Central & Eastern Australia||Darwin, Alice Springs and Mt Isa||2nd Half 2013|
Courtesy of Techlogg.com: Analog television disappears in Broken Hill, regional South Australia | Techlogg.com.