1985 in Australian television
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- 11 February - Ray Martin takes over Mike Walsh's old daytime slot, replacing The Mike Walsh Show with Midday with Ray Martin. The Mike Walsh Show moves to 10:30pm weekdays as a late night talk show until Walsh departs the network in November.
- 18 February - Network 0/28 becomes known as SBS.
- 18 March - Neighbours premieres on the Seven Network. Six months later Neighbours is axed by HSV-7, but Network Ten bought the rights and picks up the soap and it becomes a massive hit for them.
- 25 March - Neighbours debuts in Brisbane.
- 8 June - Hey Hey It's Saturday moves to 6:30pm Saturdays.
- 30 June - SBS expands to Brisbane, Adelaide, Newcastle, Wollongong and the Gold Coast.
- 13-14 July - ABC televises the worldwide Live Aid event, featuring concerts held around the world.
- Seven Network screens a late night sketchy comedy series called The Eleventh Hour featuring a number of performers who later appear in The Comedy Company and Fast Forward.
- February - The Cartoon Connection (Channel Seven)
- February - The Early Bird Show (Network Ten)
- 4 March - The National (ABC)
- 4 March - News Overnight (Channel Seven)
- 18 March - Neighbours (Channel Seven in 1985, Network Ten from 1986 onwards)
- The Eleventh Hour (Channel Seven)
New International Programming
- 4 March - Bananaman (ABC)
- 29 October - Voltron: Defender of the Universe (ABC)
- Alvin and the Chipmunks (Ruby-Spears version) (Network Ten)
- Muppet Babies (Network Ten)
- She-Ra: Princess of Power (Channel Seven)
- Mr. Squiggle and Friends (1959 – 1999)
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- Wheel of Fortune (1981 – present)
- Sale Of The Century (1980 – 2001)
- Sunday (1981 – 2008)
- Today (1982 – present)
- Perfect Match (1984 – present)
- Neighbours (1985 – present)
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|November||New Faces||Nine Network||1963|
|November (Late Night)||The Mike Walsh Show||Nine Network||1973|
|November||The Ernie Sigley Show||Nine Network||1968|
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