ABC

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) is Australia's state-owned and funded national public broadcaster. It plays a leading role in the history of broadcasting in Australia. With a total annual budget of A$1.22 billion,[1] the corporation provides television, radio, online and mobile services throughout metropolitan and regional Australia, as well as overseas through the Australia Network and Radio Australia and is well regarded for quality and reliability as well as for offering educational and cultural programming that the commercial sector would be unlikely to supply on its own.[2]

Founded in 1929 as the Australian Broadcasting Company, it was subsequently made a state-owned corporation on 1 July 1932, as the Australian Broadcasting Commission. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983[3] changed the name of the organisation to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, effective 1 July 1983.[3] Although funded and owned by the government, the ABC remains editorially independent as ensured through the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983.[3]

The ABC is sometimes informally referred to as "Aunty"[4][5][6] originally in imitation of the British Broadcasting Corporation's nickname.

Popular ABC shows

This Season's Shows

Glitch
Glitch

James Hayes is a small town police man who is called to the local cemetery in the middle of the nigh…

Rake
Rake

How we wish we could write that, since we last met our hero he has found the road to Damascus instea…

Utopia
Utopia

The multi award-winning satirical comedy about a group of people charged with building this nation –…

How Not to Behave
How Not to Behave

How Not to Behave is rewriting the social skills manual, addressing a broad range of social situatio…

Soul Mates
Soul Mates

"Soul Mates" has fun with big life questions as the twin souls of a pair of Bondi Hipsters appear th…

Jack Irish
Jack Irish

Jack Irish is a man getting his life back together again. A former criminal lawyer whose world implo…

The Chaser's Media Circus
The Chaser's Media Circus

The game show about the news game. It's Lateline meets Who's The Boss? but with hints of Naughtiest…

Janet King
Janet King

Senior Prosecutor Janet King returns from maternity leave to confront a high-profile murder, and a c…

Gruen
Gruen

The Gruen Transfer is about advertising, how it works, and how it works on us. It decodes and defuse…

The Ex-PM
The Ex-PM

An Ex-Prime Minister must repay a million dollar advance for an autobiography he hasn't written - or…

Media Watch
Media Watch

Media Watch is Australia's leading forum for media analysis and comment.Conflicts of interest, bank…

Four Corners
Four Corners

Four Corners is Australia's premier television current affairs program. It has been part of the nati…

Black Comedy
Black Comedy

This ground-breaking series combines a mix of observational and physical sketches, historical sketch…

Catalyst
Catalyst

Catalyst is Australia's premier science investigation series. Each week the team brings you stories…

Back Roads
Back Roads

Back Roads transports audiences to some of the nation's most remote and inspiring communities that h…

7.30
7.30

The best analysis of local, national and international events from an Australian perspective. Hosted…

Hatch, Match & Dispatch
Hatch, Match & Dispatch

Hatch, Match & Dispatch steps inside the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages (BDM), for an…

Restoration Australia
Restoration Australia

This series follows the trials and tribulations of Australians restoring buildings to their former g…

Meet the Mavericks
Meet the Mavericks

A five-part series featuring some of our most iconic artists, performers, cultural leaders and all r…

Australian Story
Australian Story

These are the stories of who we are. Australian Story presents unique tales that provide an insight…

Foreign Correspondent
Foreign Correspondent

Australia's leading international affairs program featuring fascinating, in-depth stories from the A…

rage
rage

RAGE is an all-night music video program that airs every weekend in Australia on ABC. For over 27 ye…

Weekend Breakfast
Weekend Breakfast

Presented by Andrew Geoghegan & Miriam Corowa, covering the latest news from Australia and aroun…

Insiders
Insiders

Barrie Cassidy navigates us through a big election year. Insiders interviews the key players, provid…

Offsiders
Offsiders

Gerard Whateley is joined by a panel of sportswriters, commentators & experts to discuss & d…

Landline
Landline

Pip Courtney & a team of Landline reporters around the country bring you up to date with the iss…

Compass
Compass

Presented by Geraldine Doogue, Compass explores the interface between religion and life as experienc…

ABC News Breakfast
ABC News Breakfast

Start your day with the very latest news, incisive analysis and intelligent debate. Hosted by Michae…

ABC News at Noon

Ros Childs presents the latest from ABC News, following today's top stories and coverage of events a…

ABC News: Early Edition
ABC News: Early Edition

James McHale presents a complete half hour snapshot of the day's key stories, with a focus on major…

The Drum
The Drum

Analysis of the day's news in an engaging & entertaining way. Hosts Julia Baird & John Barro…

Q&A
Q&A

Hosted by Tony Jones, Q&A puts punters, pollies and pundits together in the studio to thrash out…

The Book Club
The Book Club

Hosted by Jennifer Byrne, with regular panellists Marieke Hardy and Jason Steger, The Book Club is a…

Clarke and Dawe
Clarke and Dawe

Join satirical duo John Clarke and Bryan Dawe for their irreverent take on the week's news headlines…

Gardening Australia
Gardening Australia

Gardening Australia provides practical, realistic, and credible horticultural and gardening advice,…

One Plus One
One Plus One

Jane Hutcheon sits down with sports stars, celebrities, philosophers, politicians & public figur…

You Can't Ask That
You Can't Ask That

You Can't Ask That is about breaking down stereotypes and offering genuine insight into the lives of…

Rosehaven
Rosehaven

When Daniel returns to his hometown, Rosehaven, to take over his family's troubled real estate busin…

Anh's Brush with Fame
Anh's Brush with Fame

Beloved artist, actor and comedian Anh Do uses his passion for painting as a vehicle to explore the…

Hard Quiz
Hard Quiz

Host Tom Gleeson sets out to find Australia's hardest quiz champion, pitting four contestants agains…

Streets of Your Town

A two-part series focusing on the aesthetics of our suburbs. Tim Ross – comedian, broadcaster and af…

Dream Gardens
Dream Gardens

A stunning new eight-part series that sees unloved outdoor spaces spectacularly reimagined.Hosted by…

Stargazing Live
Stargazing Live

Professor Brian Cox and Julia Zemiro will be joined by scientists and personalities to inspire Austr…

Creatives
Creatives

Creatives is a biographical series about highly talented Australian artists from the fields of theat…

Get Krack!n
Get Krack!n

Each morning the Kates will shuffle through a roster of unsafe demonstrations, surly guests, underpr…

The Link
The Link

The Link with Stan Grant takes the stories we're all talking about and explains what they mean for y…

ABC News: Late Edition

The latest from ABC News, updating today's top stories plus comprehensive analysis and original repo…

Ask the Doctor
Ask the Doctor

Ask the Doctor is an innovative, fun, and exploratory factual series that addresses the state of the…

War on Waste
War on Waste

Our waste is growing at double the rate of our population with 52 mega tonnes generated a year. Aust…

Sammy J's Democratic Party
Sammy J's Democratic Party

A brand new weekly bite-sized sketch show in which Sammy J plays, acts, and sings his lungs out for…

Growing Up Gracefully
Growing Up Gracefully

Sisters Hannah & Eliza Reilly are two misguided twentysomethings, who after rediscovering the 19…

Harrow
Harrow

Harrow tells the story of Dr. Daniel Harrow, who is no ordinary forensic pathologist. Brilliant. Uno…

The Edge of the Bush
The Edge of the Bush

What happened on The Edge of the Bush? Something so powerful it will bring the Watts family calisthe…

Screen Time
Screen Time

If you want to know what to watch join Chris Taylor & a rotating panel of special guests for the…

Mystery Road
Mystery Road

Detective Jay Swan is assigned to investigate the mysterious disappearance of two young farm hands o…

Hello Stranger
Hello Stranger

Hello Stranger is a contemporary snapshot of the people of Australia. We talk to people in the stree…

Back in Time for Dinner
Back in Time for Dinner

One Australian family goes on an extraordinary time – travelling adventure to discover how the post…

Everyone's a Critic

Everyone's a Critic opens the doors into some of the nation's most prestigious art galleries. The Au…

Think Tank
Think Tank

Hosted by TV grandmaster Paul McDermott, Think Tank is an exciting new nightly quiz show. Each episo…

Sammy J
Sammy J

Biting, bite-sized comedy as Sammy J rips into the political machinations of Canberra and beyond. Wi…

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