Old analogue antennas should receive digital TV just fine if there are no faults. But if your antenna is over ten 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 pixelation, breaking up of picture or sound can happen. In such cases, antenna tuning, replacing parts, or upgrading to a digitally-optimised antenna may be required for a perfect digital picture. Upgrades to new antennas start from $200, including parts and labour.
In 2013 Australia made a switch to digital TV.
Metro Sydney and Gosford analogue TV broadcast, were 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