List of Australian television callsigns


List of Australian television callsigns

This is a list of Australian television callsigns. When a television broadcaster is granted a license, a callsign is allocated. For commercial networks, these are generally three letters. The first two letters are selected by the licensee; and the third letter indicates the state or territory the station is located in. Sometimes the third letter is used as part of the acronym or mnemonic to name the station - for example GTV (General Television Corporation) represents 'General TeleVision' or 'General TV', although the V stands for Victoria.

With the onset of aggregation in regional areas, and now digital television, the callsigns do not retain the meaning that they did in the past. Stations will sometimes change frequency, or have different frequencies at different locations, such as re-transmission sites, where the same signal is re-broadcast in a different area. However the three letter codes have generally not changed and are still used within the industry. A list of callsigns is shown below, with original explanations of the callsigns:

New South Wales/Canberra

ydney

* ABN – Australian Broadcasting Corporation New South Wales
* ATN – Amalgamated Television New South Wales
* TCN – Television Corporation New South Wales
* TEN – Ten New South Wales
* TSN Television Sydney New South Wales

Regional

outhern NSW/Canberra

* ABC - Australian Broadcasting Corporation Canberra
* ABWN - Australian Broadcasting Corporation Wollongong New South Wales
* ABSN - Australian Broadcasting Corporation Southern New South Wales
* ABCN - Australian Broadcasting Corporation Central New South Wales
* ABMN - Australian Broadcasting Corporation M New South Wales
* ABQN - Australian Broadcasting Corporation Q New South Wales
* CTC - Capital Television Canberra
* WIN - Wollongong Illawarra New South Wales
* CBN - Central Broadcasting New South Wales

Northern NSW

* ABDN – Australian Broadcasting Corporation D(?) New South Wales
* ABHN – Australian Broadcasting Corporation Hunter River New South Wales
* ABMIN – Australian Broadcasting Corporation Mungindi New South Wales
* ABRN – Australian Broadcasting Corporation Richmond and Tweed New South Wales
* ABTN – Australian Broadcasting Corporation Taree New South Wales
* ABUN – Australian Broadcasting Corporation Upper Namoi New South Wales
* NBN – Newcastle Broadcasting New South Wales
* NEN – New England New South Wales
* NRN – Northern Rivers New South Wales

Griffith/Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area

* ABGN – Australian Broadcasting Corporation Griffith New South Walesghjghj
* MTN – Murrumbidgee Television New South Wales
* AMN – Albury Murray New South Wales

Broken Hill

* ABLN – Australian Broadcasting Corporation L(?) New South Wales
* BKN – Broken Hill New South Wales
* SCN – Southern Cross New South Wales

Victoria

Melbourne

* ABV – Australian Broadcasting Corporation Victoria
* HSV – Herald Sun Victoria
* GTV – General Television Victoria
* ATV – Austarama Television Victoria
* MGV - Melbourne Geelong Victoria

Regional

* ABAV – Australian Broadcasting Corporation Albury Victoria
* ABEV – Australian Broadcasting Corporation Bendigo Victoria
* ABGV – Australian Broadcasting Corporation Goulburn Valley Victoria
* ABLV – Australian Broadcasting Corporation Latrobe Valley Victoria
* ABRV – Australian Broadcasting Corporation Ballarat Victoria
* ABSV – Australian Broadcasting Corporation Swan Hill Victoria
* ABWV – Australian Broadcasting Corporation Western Victoria
* AMV – Albury Murray Victoria
* VTV – Vic Television Victoria
* GLV – Gippsland Latrobe Victoria
* BCV – Bendigo Central Victoria

Mildura and Sunraysia

* ABMV – Australian Broadcasting Corporation Mildura Victoria
* STV – Sunraysia Television Victoria
* PTV – Prime Television Victoria
* MDV – Mildura Digital Television Victoria

Queensland

Brisbane

* ABQ – Australian Broadcasting Corporation Queensland
* BTQ – Brisbane Television Queensland
* QTQ – Queensland Television Queensland
* TVQ – Television Queensland
* CTQ - Community Television Queensland

Regional

* ABCTQ – Australian Broadcasting Corporation Clermont Queensland
* ABDQ – Australian Broadcasting Corporation Darling Downs Queensland
* ABEQ – Australian Broadcasting Corporation Emerald Queensland
* ABGQ – Australian Broadcasting Corporation Goondiwindi Queensland
* ABMQ – Australian Broadcasting Corporation Mackay Queensland
* ABMSQ – Australian Broadcasting Corporation Miles Queensland
* ABNQ – Australian Broadcasting Corporation North Queensland
* ABRQ – Australian Broadcasting Corporation Rockhampton Queensland
* ABSQ – Australian Broadcasting Corporation Southern Downs Queensland
* ABSEQ – Australian Broadcasting Corporation Springsure Queensland
* ABTQ – Australian Broadcasting Corporation Townsville Queensland
* ABWQ – Australian Broadcasting Corporation Wide Bay Queensland
* STQ – Sunshine Television Queensland
* RTQ – Rockhampton Television Queensland
* TNQ – Telecasters North Queensland

Mount Isa

* ABIQ – Australian Broadcasting Corporation Mount Isa Queensland
* ITQ – Mount Isa Telecasters Queensland

Remote

* ABAQ – Australian Broadcasting Corporation Alpha Queensland
* ABAAQ – Australian Broadcasting Corporation Augathella Queensland
* ABBQ – Australian Broadcasting Corporation Barcaldine Queensland
* ABBLQ – Australian Broadcasting Corporation Blackall Queensland
* ABCAQ – Australian Broadcasting Corporation Cunnamulla Queensland
* ABCEQ – Australian Broadcasting Corporation Charleville Queensland
* ABCLQ – Australian Broadcasting Corporation Cloncurry Queensland
* ABDIQ – Australian Broadcasting Corporation Dirranbandi Queensland
* ABHQ – Australian Broadcasting Corporation Hughenden Queensland
* ABJQ – Australian Broadcasting Corporation Julia Creek Queensland
* ABLQ – Australian Broadcasting Corporation Longreach Queensland
* ABMLQ – Australian Broadcasting Corporation Mitchell Queensland
* ABMNQ – Australian Broadcasting Corporation Morven Queensland
* ABRAQ – Australian Broadcasting Corporation Roma Queensland
* ABRDQ – Australian Broadcasting Corporation Richmond Queensland
* ABSGQ – Australian Broadcasting Corporation St. George Queensland
* ABWNQ – Australian Broadcasting Corporation Winton Queensland

outh Australia

Adelaide

* ABS – Australian Broadcasting Corporation South Australia
* SAS – South Australia South Australia
* NWS – The News South Australia
* ADS – Adelaide South Australia (also said to stand for Advertiser South Australia, named after the sister newspaper "The Advertiser" and radio station 5AD)

Regional

Mount Gambier/South East

* ABGS – Australian Broadcasting Corporation Mount Gambier South Australia
* SES – South East South Australia
* MGS – Mount Gambier South Australia

Riverland

* ABRS – Australian Broadcasting Corporation Riverland South Australia
* RTS – Riverland Television South Australia
* LRS – Loxton Riverland South Australia

Port Pirie/Spencer Gulf North

* ABNS – Australian Broadcasting Corporation Spencer Gulf North South Australia
* GTS – Gulf Telecasters South Australia
* SGS – Spencer Gulf South Australia

Remote

* ABCS – Australian Broadcasting Corporation Ceduna South Australia
* ABLCS – Australian Broadcasting Corporation Leigh Creek South Australia
* ABWS – Australian Broadcasting Corporation Woomera South Australia

Western Australia

Perth

* ABW – Australian Broadcasting Corporation Western Australia
* TVW – Television Western Australia
* STW – Swan Television Western Australia
* NEW – New Western Australia
* ATW - Access Television Western Australia

Regional

outh West and Great Southern

* ABAW – Australian Broadcasting Corporation Albany Western Australia
* ABCW – Australian Broadcasting Corporation Central Agricultural area Western Australia
* ABSW – Australian Broadcasting Corporation South West Western Australia
* SSW – South West and Great Southern Western Australia

Kalgoorlie

* ABKW – Australian Broadcasting Corporation Kalgoorlie Western Australia
* ABEW – Australian Broadcasting Corporation Esperance Western Australia
* ABNW – Australian Broadcasting Corporation Norseman Western Australia
* ABSBW – Australian Broadcasting Corporation Southern Cross/Bullfinch Western Australia
* VEW – View Western Australia

Geraldton

* ABGW – Australian Broadcasting Corporation Geraldton Western Australia
* ABCMW – Australian Broadcasting Corporation Morawa Western Australia
* GTW – Geraldton Telecasters Western Australia

Remote and Regional Western Australia

* WOW – N/A

Remote Western Zone

* ABCNW – Australian Broadcasting Corporation Carnarvon Western Australia
* ABDW – Australian Broadcasting Corporation Dampier Western Australia
* ABKAW – Australian Broadcasting Corporation Karratha Western Australia
* ABMW – Australian Broadcasting Corporation Moora Western Australia
* ABPHW – Australian Broadcasting Corporation Port Hedland Western Australia
* ABRBW – Australian Broadcasting Corporation Roebourne Western Australia
* WAW – Western Australia Western Australia

Tasmania

* ABT – Australian Broadcasting Corporation Tasmania
* ABKT – Australian Broadcasting Corporation King Island Tasmania
* ABNT – Australian Broadcasting Corporation North Eastern Tasmania
* TVT – TeleVision Tasmania
* TNT – Television Northern Tasmania
* TDT – Tasmanian Digital Television Tasmania

Northern Territory

Darwin

* ABD – Australian Broadcasting Corporation Darwin
* NTD – Northern Television Darwin
* TND – Telecasters Northern Darwin
* DTD – Digital Television Darwin

Remote

* ABAD – Australian Broadcasting Corporation Alice Springs Darwin
* ABKD – Australian Broadcasting Corporation Katherine Darwin
* ABTD – Australian Broadcasting Corporation Tennant Creek Darwin

Other callsigns

Nationwide

* SBS – Special Broadcasting Service

Remote Central and Eastern Australia

* IMP – Imparja Television
* QQQ – Queensland Queensland Queensland

Remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

* ACT – Aboriginal Community Television

Defunct callsigns

* CWN – Central Western Slopes New South Wales
* ECN – East Coast New South Wales
* RTN – Richmond and Tweed New South Wales
* RVN – Riverina New South Wales
* BTV – Ballarat Television Victoria
* GMV – Goulburn Murray Victoria
* ABMKQ – Australian Broadcasting Corporation Mary Kathleen Queensland
* DDQ – Darling Downs Queensland
* FNQ – Far Northern Queensland
* MVQ – Mackay Vision Queensland
* SDQ – Southern Downs Queensland
* SEQ – South East Queensland
* WBQ – Wide Bay Queensland
* BTW – Bunbury Television Western Australia
* GSW – Great Southern Western Australia

References

*cite web
url = http://www.acma.gov.au/webwr/aba/broadcastserv/broadcasters/postcode/documents/mpr002_tv_broadcasters.pdf
title = TV broadcasters call signs and IDs
accessdate = 2007-09-07
date = 2004-06-24
publisher = Australian Communications and Media Authority

ee also

* Television in Australia
* Callsigns in Australia
*


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