Broadcasting Carols

Millions of Australians will settle in their living rooms to enjoy Nine Network's live telecast of Vision Australia’s Carols By Candlelight. As our leading media sponsor for the event, Nine have been supporting us with a national broadcast for 37 years.

The television program commences at 8pm on 24 December, with a full replay at 1pm on Christmas Day. Check your local television guide for more information.

We want as many people as possible to be a part of the Christmas magic with us, by attending the event, watching or listening to the show from home, or enjoying the replay on Christmas Day.

Audio description

As part of making Carols By Candlelight as accessible as possible, we now have options for audio description on-ground at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, online through a live-stream on our website here and through the Vision Australia Radio simulcast.


  • 3AW simulcast the show live from the event on Christmas Eve with the replay on Christmas Day.
  • 2UE in Sydney simulcast the show live on Christmas Eve.
  • 4BC in Brisbane stream the show (due to time difference, there is a half-hour lag time).
  • Vision Australia Radio will be streaming Carols By Candlelight with professional audio description, through their local stations and online.
Denis Walter entertains the crowd