TV and radio

Television broadcast

Millions of Australians will settle in front of their TVs to enjoy the Nine Network's live telecast of Vision Australia’s Carols by Candlelight. Nine is our leading media sponsor for the event and has been broadcasting it nationally for over 35 years.

Vision Australia’s Carols by Candlelight is synonymous with Christmas, whether you tune to watch it with friends and family on Christmas Eve or catch the replay on Christmas Day (or maybe both!)

In 2016, over 2.5 million people tuned in nationally to enjoy this iconic Australian tradition. We want to thank the millions of fans and supporters who make this event so special.

The television program commences at 8pm on 24 December. Please check your local program guides for more information.

Denis Walter entertains the crowd


  • 3AW and Magic simulcast the show live from the event on Christmas Eve and replays it on Christmas Day.
  • 2UE in Sydney simulcast the show live on Christmas Eve
  • 4BC in Brisbane stream Carols by Candlelight (due to time difference, there is a half-hour lag time)
  • Vision Australia Radio will be streaming Carols by Candlelight, tune in to your local station or online.