About the show
Commissioned in 1984, it's Australia’s longest-running international current affairs program, with a brief to provide stories for Australians about life beyond Australia’s shores.
Dateline reporters are considered pioneers in video journalism – the art of travelling alone on assignment to film and report stories. Using small, lightweight cameras and minimal sound and lighting equipment, our reporters are able to gain unique and independent access to people, places and stories. Click here to meet the team.
Dateline is shown in Australia at 9.30pm each Tuesday on SBS ONE and repeated on Wednesday at 2.00pm on SBS ONE.
Viewers worldwide can watch many of our past stories on this website, by following the links from the homepage, or clicking on a specific date, topic, country or video journalist.
Dateline also has its own YouTube channel, where most of our recent stories are available - you can even watch on YouTube compatible mobile phones.
Or you can subscribe to our podcasts to download specific reports.
Dateline’s awards include:
1 Gold Walkley Award (the highest award in Australian journalism)
18 Walkley Awards
4 Walkley Young Australian Journalist of the Year Awards
15 United Nations Media Peace Awards
2 Logie Awards
2 George Munster Independent Journalism Awards
2 Rory Peck Awards
1 Human Rights Press Award (Hong Kong)
First Prize in Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies Novartis Award
New York Film Festival – multiple awards
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