25 April - The 10.30pm timeslot becomes an unlikely battle ground as Graham Kennedy returns to the Nine Network after a 13 years absence to co-host Graham Kennedy’s News Show (re-titled Graham Kennedy's Coast To Coast when the show returns for 1989) up against Seven’s Newsworld with Clive Robertson and Ten’s Late Night Australia with Don Lane.
29 April – QSTV (now Seven Central) starts broadcasting to remote Eastern Australia via satellite.
20 May – Perth's third commercial television station NEW-10 opens, giving Perth the same number of stations as the eastern states.
24-25 October - In Neighbours, Mrs. Mangel marries Englishman John Worthington, immigrate to the UK and lived happily ever after.
31 October – The British long running science fiction series Doctor Who returns to the ABC with the very first serial of Season 24Time and the Rani, which marked the first episode to star Sylvester McCoy as the Doctor. Because the show is no longer airing at an early evening timeslot, it now airs as part of the hit weekday afternoon magazine series The Afternoon Show at 5:30pm. The show will also end on 23 November with the last part of Remembrance of the Daleks to celebrate the series' 25th anniversary.
4 November – In Neighbours, Bronwyn Davies and Henry Ramsay get together.