Radio

SBS Radio is a cornerstone of Australia's multicultural story. The world's most linguistically diverse media entity, SBS Radio is many things to many people: news, information, entertainment, education.

SBS Radio started in Sydney and Melbourne in 1975 as two AM stations transmitting important information about government services.

Today SBS Radio is a bridge linking to the 4+ million Australians who speak a language other than English.

With diverse cultural and community views, SBS Radio broadcasts 24 hours a day across eight channels; more than 70 language programs are broadcast each week, including SBS World News and Living Black Radio; as well as four music channels - SBS PopAsia, SBS PopDesi, SBS PopAraby,SBS Chill, and SBS Arabic24. SBS Radio produces 334 unique hours of programming each week, with correspondents across the globe. 

We broadcast on analogue networks to all capital cities and regional centres of Australia, and on a digital network to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth, bringing  news, current affairs, music, sport and talk in your language, at times that suit our audiences.

Analogue Radio
SBS Radio broadcasts two services in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Wollongong and a national service around Australia, including Adelaide, Brisbane, Darwin, Hobart and Perth and major regional centres.

Take a look at the 
analogue radio schedule.

Digital Radio
As well as our analogue services, SBS broadcasts on eight digital radio channels, providing a simulcast and time-shift of all language programs on three stations: SBS Radio 1, SBS Radio 2 and SBS Radio 3, and special event broadcasting on SBS Radio 4 (Eurovision, football, etc.), plus the BBC World Service in English.

Our time-shifted service enables you to tune in if you've missed your program on our other services, or to listen at a time that is more convenient.

Take a look at the 
digital radio schedule.

Languages 
Different language programs are broadcast on SBS Radio throughout the day. Larger communities have more broadcast hours per week, with the largest communities having either one or two-hour programs daily. The number of broadcasting hours is determined by many factors, including the size of the language community, its proficiency in English, and its proportion of new arrivals. 

Programs 
Listeners can tune into SBS Radio for quality news and current affairs, sports coverage, interviews, talkback, documentaries, drama and music as well as information about settlement, employment, health and education services.  See what 
SBS Radio has on offer in your language.

Settlement Guide
SBS Radio provides an invaluable service to migrant communities by delivering balanced and impartial multilingual news and information. To meet the needs of new migrants and emerging communities, SBS provides a weekly ‘how to’ guide on setting up life in Australia.

Available in 30 languages, SBS Radio's Settlement Guide is a weekly series of audio and digital packages designed to assist multicultural communities to learn about life in Australia. 

Don't miss a thing!
SBS Radio Online lets you listen to programs you've missed through on-demand audio streaming and podcasts in over 70 language programs, making it the most extensive multilingual internet audio service in the world.  



Transmission
There's more than one way to hear SBS Radio – 
Visit transmission information here to find out whether radio, digital radio, online or digital TV is your best option.  

SBS Self-Help Retransmission Scheme
The SBS Self Help scheme can assist small communities that do not currently have access to SBS TV or radio programs to provide retransmission of SBS programming in their local area, by providing funding assistance for the cost of setting up a local retransmission facility. Visit our
SBS Transmission website for further information.