Victoria State Election - November 2018


Of course.


Surely 10 will have a local bulletin at 5pm.


Of course. It will be streamed live on ABC Melbourne website.
EDIT: Tamara Oudyn said on this evening’s Victorian bulletin that the Leaders’ debate on Thursday will also be shown live nationwide on ABC News channel from 8.30am AEDT.


you mean 6pm as 10 have got other commitments on at 5pm from the streets of Newcastle, with the Supercars Championship



24 November

The ABC will simulcast Victoria Votes from 6pm AEDT locally on ABC TV (Victoria) and nationally on ABC NEWS channel.

Access full coverage when Victoria votes across ABC TV, Radio and online.

Live from the ABC election centre, ABC NEWS hosts Michael Rowland and Tamara Oudyn will keep you up to date with the latest results and analysis.

They’ll be joined by a panel of experts in the ABC Southbank foyer, including ABC Political Reporter Richard Willingham, ABC Election analyst Antony Green and guests:

  • Jill Hennessy, Health and Ambulance Services Minister, ALP
  • John Brumby, former Victorian Premier
  • John Pesutto, Shadow Attorney-General, Liberal Party
  • Senator Jane Hume, Liberal Party

From 6.30pm, ABC Radio Melbourne will go Victoria-wide with a live broadcast hosted by Jon Faine. Joining Jon will be:

  • Gavin Jennings, Special Minister of State, ALP
  • Mary Wooldridge, Opposition Leader in the Legislative Council, Shadow Health Minister, Liberal Party
  • Paul Strangio, Associate Professor Monash University
  • Frances Bell, former Victoria State Political Reporter
  • And roving entertainment from Sammy J

ABC Radio Melbourne’s special coverage also includes investigative series Matters of State. Produced in collaboration ABC News Victoria, the six-part series dives deep into the important issues facing voters - including transport, education, mental health and the prison system.

ABC NewsRadio will bring you comprehensive coverage of the Victorian election throughout the campaign. Stay tuned to ABC Radio and ABC RN across the day.

Watch it unfold on the ABC NEWS live stream or online at



Promo for the week leading into the election with Nine’s Afternoon News to have a debate each afternoon.

Election super on Nine News.


The first live debates on the key issues started on Wednesday November 14 on the Afternoon News.


Any news from 10 yet?


Any word on who’s hosting Nine’s coverage on Saturday?




That’s Seven :wink:


I know who really should play a major part in Nine’s Victorian Election Coverage (but probably won’t, especially if he’s only contracted to present Monday-Friday 6pm news bulletins): Hitch.


He didn’t last time - IIRC it was Alicia and Tony.

To be honest I’m not sure that he’e be that terrific. It’s a very different proposition to reading the 6pm bulletin and chucking a couple of pre-written questions to reporters.


In the same way Hendo was never involved in anything other than the 6pm news in Sydney (6.30 in earlier years)… let’s just say while he was an excellent editor his adlibbing ability didn’t lend itself to dynamic live coverage.


Peter Hitchener is anchoring the 6pm News.


Education debate on Melbourne’s afternoon news


There will be a bulletin at 6pm and updates throughout the evening according to this image from tonight’s bulletin.


Very good news.
I wonder if the 6PM bulletin will be an hour?


News is at 6pm is because of the Supercasr coverage from Newcastle - Sydney has the same 6pm bulletin on both days. Sunday is 30 minutes.