Assistance to switch to digital TV


Logo: Get ready for digital TV

For the majority of people, making the switch to digital TV is a relatively straightforward and inexpensive exercise. However, the Australian Government understands that some people may need help to get ready for digital TV. The Household Assistance Scheme provides free assistance to people who receive the maximum rate of the DVA Service Pension, DVA Income Support Supplement, or the maximum rates of the Carer Payment, Age Pension or Disability Support Pension paid by the Department of Human Services.

Eligible people will receive, free of charge, a high definition set-top box, installation of the set-top box, a demonstration of the equipment and 12 months warranty, service and technical support. The scheme is being progressively rolled out across Australia.

For more information on the scheme, including eligibility, please visit the Digital Ready website.