In June 2020, Australia’s two national broadcasters introduced audio description on free-to-air television.
The ABC provides audio description on select free-to-air programs throughout the week on the ABC main channel, ABC ME, ABC COMEDY, and ABC Kids. More information can be found via the ABC audio description FAQ. They also provide a program guide to help viewers identify which shows are audio described in the upcoming week.
If you receive television services via Viewer Access Satellite Television (VAST), using a satellite dish, you can also access SBS’s audio description service. There are three models of VAST set top box that can receive SBS’s audio description service.
Instructions on how to set up audio description on these set top boxes, and a schedule of SBS programs with audio description, are on the SBS website at https://www.sbs.com.au/aboutus/audio-description-services.