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Digital radio

In May 2009, digital radio services began broadcasting in Melbourne, offering high quality sound and extra features using the DAB+ standard. At the moment, there is no digital radio coverage outside of Melbourne.

Most of Melbourne's AM and FM radio stations simulcast on the digital radio network. Additionally, there are a large number of digital-only stations.

Most digital radio transmissions are available for live listening via the internet.

Digital radio stations in Melbourne

AM simulcasting stations FM simulcasting stations Digital only stations
Listen to radio station 3AW
Listen to radio station ABC Melbourne
Listen to radio station ABC News Radio
Listen to radio station ABC Radio National
Listen to radio station Magic
No streaming My MP
Listen to radio station RSN
Listen to radio station SEN
Listen to radio station ABC Classic
Listen to radio station Fox
Listen to radio station Gold
Listen to radio station Mix
Listen to radio station Nova
No streaming SBS Radio
Listen to radio station Smooth FM
Listen to radio station Triple J
Listen to radio station Triple M
Listen to radio station ABC Country
Listen to radio station ABC Extra
Listen to radio station ABC Grandstand
Listen to radio station ABC Jazz
No streaming Aussie Digital
Listen to radio station Buddha
Listen to radio station Chemist Warehouse Remix
No streaming Coles Radio
Listen to radio station Double J
No streaming Fairfax Radio
Listen to radio station Koffee
No streaming Koool
Listen to radio station Mix 80s
Listen to radio station Mix 90s
Listen to radio station RSN Carnival
Listen to radio station SBS Chill
Listen to radio station SBS Pop Araby
Listen to radio station SBS Pop Asia
Listen to radio station SBS Pop Desi
Listen to radio station SBS Radio 3
Listen to radio station Stardust Radio
Listen to radio station The Edge
Listen to radio station Triple J Unearthed
Listen to radio station Triple M Classic Rock

AM radio

3AR (now incorporated into ABC Radio National) began Victoria's first AM radio station broadcast in Melbourne during January 1924.

Due to its susceptibility to interference, these days AM broadcasting is mainly used for talk, news and sports radio.

AM broadcasts can usually be picked up from a much greater distance from the transmitter at night due to atmospheric conditions.

AM radio stations in Victoria ››

FM radio

EON-FM (now known as Triple M) was Australia's first commercial FM radio station. It commenced broadcasting in Melbourne during July 1980.

Most radio broadcasting is now on the FM band due to its superior sound quality over AM broadcasts.

FM radio transmissions are sometimes able to be carried across Bass Strait, so areas along Victoria's far south coast near Wilsons Promontory may pick up broadcasts from stations along the northern coast of Tasmania. Areas of Victoria near the northern border with New South Wales and the western border with South Australia may also receive broadcasts from interstate stations.

FM radio stations in Victoria ››