Introducing television to Australia, 1956 – Fact sheet 115
Television was introduced into Australia in September 1956. Since then it has had a major impact on the lifestyles of all Australians. This introduction was controlled largely by government policy, and derived from the findings of the Royal Commission on Television.
The Royal Commission (1953–1954) was established to report on matters such as the number of national commercial television stations which could be effectively established and operated and the standards to be observed in programs to ensure the best use of television broadcasting in the public interest.
This fact sheet identifies records held by the Archives that were created by agencies actively involved in introducing television into Australia.