Following news that Mildura has been selected as the pilot market for phasing out analogue television transmission, Communications Minister Senator Stephen Conroy has mapped out the timetable for conversion from analogue for the rest of the country:
January-June: Regional VIC
July-December: Regional QLD
January-June: Southern NSW, Canberra ACT, Griffith NSW
July-December: Northern NSW
January-June: Tasmania*, Perth, Brisbane, Gold Coast QLD
July-December: Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney, Darwin*, Regional WA, Remote Central and Eastern, Central Coast NSW
* Markets that already have one commercial service exclusively broadcast on digital.