Channel 31 | C31

Channel 31 | C31

Channel 31 | C31C31 Melbourne and Geelong is Victoria's not-for-profit community television service providing locally-based entertainment, education and information.

Transmitted from Mount Dandenong, C31 provides access and representation to the many diverse communities within Victoria.

Watch C31 to get your fix of the best in locally produced TV. Sport, music, culture, documentaries. Make the switch to the unexpected.

Helping Community Content Find A Home

C31 Melbourne and Geelong is Victoria's non-profit, open-access community television station - but we're also much more than that.

We support content creators from all walks of life to connect with audiences in a multi-platform world.

With over 1 million YouTube network views and an in-house production team creating community-minded content, there has never been a better time to be involved with C31.

C31 provides access and representation to the many diverse communities within Victoria. You can find faces, voices and issues which are not present in mainstream television.

We broadcast over 90 new locally-produced programs every week. These programs are produced by community television volunteers and independent television makers.


In September 2014 the Minister for Communications announced that Transmitter Licences for CTV stations would not be renewed beyond December 31 2015 in order to allow for spectrum to be utilised for tests and trials of new compression technologies.

Following a public outcry and ongoing discussions with the current Government the C31 and our sister stations in Adelaide and Perth have been able to secure a number of extensions to our Transmitter Licences.

C31 Melbourne has continued to work with our partners in Government, the Department of Communications and the ACMA to determine a path forward and in June 2018 the Community TV sector secured an extension of its Licence through to 2020 - a fantastic outcome that will enable diverse communities a voice on Free To Air TV for many years to come.

C31 Melbourne aims to continue to develop our capacity to support and enable communities to create content and connect with audiences in a multi-platform world.

How Do I Connect To C31?

If you are within our licence area, we should already be on your channel list!

If not, you may need to do an automatic channel scan on your TV or set top box so that it can find C31 and store it in your device's memory. After you have done this once, you will be able to get straight to C31 by going to digital channel 44.

As every setup is different, there's not one generic set of instructions that will work for all televisions. If you're having trouble re-scanning your channels, please refer to your devices manual or contact their support centre.

While C31 isn't available as a channel on Foxtel, if you're able to bypass your Foxtel connection and receive regular digital channels through your television, you shouldn't have any problems receiving a signal from C31.

How Do I Know If I'm Within The Licence Area?

You can have a look at our coverage map, if you're within the purple zone you're within our licence area!


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