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Application for Television Licences

The Postmaster-General (Hon, C.W, Davidson, M.P.) announced today that forty-five applications had been received for licences for commercial television stations in the thirteen provincial and country areas in which the Government had decided stations should be established during the third stage of the develop­ ment of the Australian television services. ·

• Mr. Davidson explained that, as required, by the

Broadcasting and Television Act 1942-1956> ho had referred the applications to the Australian Broadcasting Control Board.for its recommendations as to the grant of licences. The Board, he said, . was required by the Act. to hold a public inquiry into all the

applications. The inquiries into the applications from each area would bo held in the Council Chamber, Town Hall, South Melbourne and would commence on 10th November, 1959·

Mr. Davidson released the following list of applications and said that the inquiries would bo held in the order in which the applications appeared on tho list. '




Canberra -

CommunityT.V.(Canberra) Ltd. General Television Corporation Pty; Ltd. Canberra Television Ltd. · -• Australian Capital Television Ltd.

Television Australia Ltd. mf

Newcastle-Hunter River - ' ■

Newcastle Broadcasting and Television Corporation Ltd. Paul Terry Productions, on behalf of T.P.N. Ltd. a company to be formed. '

Shortland Television Corporation Ltd. ‘ Commercial Television Newcastle Ltd, . . .

Northumberland Television Ltd. .

1 Northern Telecasters Ltd. ·

Illawarra - '

I.T.N. Ltd. Television Wollongong Transmissions Ltd. » Television Corporation Ltd. (two applications) Wollongong and Illawarra Television Ltd,

South Coast Telecasters Ltd,

Richmond-Twoed Heads -

Richmond Tweed TV Limited Television Corporation Ltd. North Coast Television Ltd. Lismoro Telecasters Ltd., a company to be formed.

Central Tablelands - .

Country Television Services Ltd. · P.A. Yeomans Pan-Australian Television Corporation Ltd,. Television Corporation Ltd. ' ·

Central Wostern Television Ltd. Orange & District Tolccastors Ltd., a company to be formed. ' .

Ballarat -

Western Victoria Television Pty. Ltd. General Television Corporation Pty, Ltd.

Ballarat Tolccastors Ltd. · R.H. Wilson ·

Bendigo -

Bendigo and Central Victoria Telocastcrs Ltd. General Television Corporation Pty. Ltd. <

Latrobe Valley - ( 1

General Television Corporation Pty. Ltd. Eastern Victoria Television Pty.1 Ltd.


Goulburn Valley - . ·

General Television Corporation Pty, Ltd. " Goulburn-Jiurray .Television Pty. Ltd. A.L. Macgeorge, on behalf of a company to be formed

Darling Downs - '

· . Darling Downs TV Ltd. '

Toowoomba & Darling Downs Television Ltd.

Rockhampton -

Rockhampton Television Ltd. '

Townsville -

Telecasters North Queensland Ltd.

North Eastern Tasmania -

Tasmanian Television Ltd., on behalf of a company to be formed Northern Television Ltd. ·

Television (Northern Tasmania) Ltd,