Satellite Coverage

3ABN Television and Radio may be received world-wide via satellite, as shown on the map below. Each coloured region represents a satellite coverage area.

 1  G-19: North America (3ABN, 3ABN Radio)
 2  DISH: Ch. 9393, United States (3ABN)
 3  G-18: North America
 4  IS-21: North, Central, and South America, Europe (3ABN Latino)
 5  Express AT 1: Russia (3ABN Russia)
 6  Express AT 2: Eastern Russia (3ABN Russia)
 7  VAST: Ch. 109 & 603, Australia (3ABN International)
 8  IS-19: Australia, New Zealand (3ABN Intl, 3ABN Radio, 3ABN Australia Radio)

Download a PDF version of this coverage map.

Australia & New Zealand Coverage

Australia and New Zealand are covered by the Intelsat-19 satellite, carrying the 3ABN International network. 3ABN Radio and 3ABN Australia Radio are also available on this satellite.

Please see our satellite parameters page for more information about where to point a dish and receiver settings to use.

Australian Coverage with VAST (via Optus Aurora Digital)

Australia, along with Cocos Keeling, Christmas, Lord Howe, and Norfolk Islands are covered by the Viewer Access Satellite Television (VAST) service. The 3ABN International network is available to all viewers on VAST channels 109 and 603. You do not need access to commercial TV networks to receive 3ABN International. Activation for ABC and SBS is all that is necessary, which is available to anyone in Australia, even those in metropolitan areas.

For information about how to access the VAST service, please visit the myVAST website.

Important Information for Installers:

  • A 10.7 GHz LNB is required for VAST. DO NOT use an 11.3 GHZ LNB.
  • Registration MUST be done through the myVAST website ( for those in metro areas. Both the call centre and will deny access.

Satellite System Suppliers and Installers

We have a list of equipment suppliers and installers in different areas around Australia and New Zealand.

Other Regions

For information about how to receive 3ABN via satellite in regions other than Australia and New Zealand, please see the satellite parameters page located on the main 3ABN website.