Nine / WIN TV, 10 / Southern Cross affiliate switch: guide

Your guide to regional TV changes in Australia on July 1st.

From Thursday July 1st viewers in regional NSW, Victoria, Queensland and Tasmania will see networks switching channels.

This is because Nine signed a 7 year affiliate deal with WIN TV, which has the biggest regional footprint.

As a result 10 has now signed a 2 year deal with Southern Cross (Queensland, Southern NSW and Victoria), and a 5 year deal for WIN (Northern NSW).

It means shows like MasterChef, The Project and Have You Been Paying Attention? will screen on Southern Cross while Australian Ninja Warrior, A Current Affair and 60 Minutes are on WIN.

There is no change to NBN (Nine) viewing in Newcastle.


Television market Channel Number Channel Name
Southern NSW & ACT, Griffith, Regional Qld & Vic,
Mildura, Tasmania, Mt Gambier & Riverland (SA)
8 9
80 9HD
  81 9Gem
82 9Go!
83 Sky News on WIN*
85 Gold
Regional WA 8 9
80 9HD
82 9Gem
83 9Go!
84 Sky News on WIN*
Northern NSW 5 10
50 10HD
51 10Bold
52 10 Peach
53 Sky News on WIN
54 Gold
*9Life commences 1 August 2021 (replacing Sky News on WIN)



From 1 August, SKY News Regional will be available on the WIN Network’s Channel 53 in Northern NSW and on Channel 83 in Griffith, NSW and South Australia. The new regional channel will replace SKY News on WIN which will cease to broadcast across the WIN Network from 31 July, except for the Northern NSW, Griffith and South Australian markets which will begin broadcasting the new SKY News Regional channel.

WIN News

From July 1st WIN introduces statewide bulletins across Queensland and Victoria and the western areas of Southern NSW to screen from 5:30pm. These will broadcast into the additional regions of Mackay, Bundaberg and Hervey Bay in Queensland, Orange, Dubbo, Wagga Wagga and Griffith in New South Wales and Albury / Wodonga.

WIN News in Wollongong, Canberra and Tasmania will operate in their current form but also in a new timeslot of 5.30pm.

4:30pm Hot Seat
5.30pm WIN News
6pm Nine News
7pm A Current Affair

10 / WIN

WIN will also broadcast Channels 10, 10 Bold and 10 Peach into Northern NSW.

Southern Cross

5 10
50 10 HD
52 10 Peach
53 10 BOLD
54 10 Shake
56* SKY News


* SKY News Regional channel from August 1st in Victoria, Southern NSW and Queensland including Cairns, Townsville, Sunshine Coast, Canberra, Wollongong, Wagga Wagga, Orange, Bendigo, and Ballarat.

If you need to rescan your TV:
Auto Tuning
Push Menu or Home button on remote control
Press OK
Select Settings, Setup, Channel, Broadcast or Installation
Press OK
Select Digital Setup
Press OK
Auto scan or Auto tune will appear
Select and Press OK (Generally it can take few minutes for the tuner to re-scan all the frequencies available in your area. The scan will search for all the channel’s tuning data and save it in your Digital TV or receiver memory.)
Press Exit

For specific retuning instructions, consult your equipment manual.

TV reception guide


17 Responses

  1. I’m on the Gold Coast & nothing has changed. WIN channels are still ch 10. I was just on holidays in Harvey Bay & the Sunshine Coast & they were constantly advertising on the WIN channels that they would be ch 9 & ch 9 shows were advertising on there. It was quite bizarre.

  2. I wish the guidance for ACT was clearer and not just lumped in with NSW. Not talking specifically to you, David, just more broadly with the communications from the relevant broadcasting bodies. Not everyone is going to know where the ACT fits.

    1. Canberra is part of the Southern NSW licence area. For broadcast purposes, ‘Canberra’ encompasses a greater area than Canberra itself (ie, the surrounding areas of New South Wales). There is no seperate broadcast area for the ACT.

    1. I’m sure David will correct me if I am wrong. Nine Rush is JV between the Nine network and Discovery. I’m making an assumption that Nine don’t have the rights to offer Rush programming to Win. Regardless you can watch Rush on the 9now app.

  3. I think the biggest news here is WIN moving from regional bulletins to statewide ones, thus vastly diminishing local news content and reporting. The areas concerned are very diverse in many ways with little in common with one another. People in Albury-Wodonga for example are not going to be interested in events in Ballarat nor vice versa (not a criticism or either community or their inhabitants, just intrinsically different.)
    In the fragmented market of 2021 more localisation is needed especially as the income from local advertisers is still quite significant in scale. A reduction in local news will mean less viewers and probably even less local content in the longer term.
    Not to mention the issues arising from affiliation changes leaving people a bit lost…

    1. Albury-Wodonga can consider themselves lucky with Prime still providing a local news service to that area, The poor people of Mildura won’t benefit one bit from the new statewide news service as we lost local In 2015 & we are a non-aggregated market.

  4. It will be interesting to see what changes occur In Mildura we seem to be short changed on channels with no 10HD, Channel 54 is showing nothing but black & has been for a long time & from what I’ve seen In the TV guide we will get the statewide news bulletin. Getting a news bulletin with no local content will not go down well here so WIN has shot itself In the foot In our market.

  5. Nice guide. I printed something similar over the weekend for my parents, which will hopefully prevent questions about why they couldn’t find Becker on 10 Peach on Thursday afternoon.

    Just thinking though, it might be worth noting that 9Life won’t be available on WIN / 9 in July while Sky is still on 83.

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