Old analog antennas should receive digital TV just fine, if there are no faults. But if your antenna is over 10 years old or you live in the area with poor TV reception such as Bayview, Palm Beach or anywhere north of Mona Vale (Sydney Northern Beaches) then intermittent pixilation, breaking up of picture or sound can happen. In such cases, antenna tuning, replacing parts, or upgrading to a digitally-optimized antenna may be required for a perfect digital picture. Upgrades to new antennas start from $200, including parts and labor.
In 2013 Australia made a switch to digital TV.
Metro Sydney and Gosford analog TV broadcast was switched off on 31 December 2013.
To watch digital free-to-air TV broadcast you’ll need one of the following:
Balgowlah Clontarf Fairlight Manly Seaforth Allambie Mosman Belrose Brookvale Collaroy Cromer Davidson Forestville Elanora Freshwater Killarney Heights Manly Vale Narrabeen Oxford Falls Queenscliff Terrey Hills Avalon Bayview Bilgola Plateau Church Point Clareville Elanora Ingleside Newport Mona Vale Palm Beach