February – Top-rating game show Wheel Of Fortune makes a rebranding and a super new-look over to continue its long-run.
14 March – Foxtel launches its new digital service, Foxtel Digital.
21 April - A live episode of Blue Heelers goes to air on the Seven Network, titled "Reasonable Doubt". Although this particular episode earned reasonable ratings, peaking with 693,000 viewers in Melbourne, the rest of the season is a failure ratings-wise.
24 August – After a short-lived return at its new 11:30 am timeslot, Ten axes vintage Neighbours episodes again after more very bad ratings. The following Monday, Ten extends its morning news into a one-hour format.
30 August – Immediately after the closing ceremony of the Athens Olympics, the first ever Sunrise is broadcast from the Seven Network's new Martin Place studios. On the same night, Seven News relaunches nationwide with a complete overhaul of graphics and new sets in Sydney and Melbourne. They are still in use to today.
4 October – British long running children's animated series Peppa Pig debuts on ABC.
11 December – The Network Ten is the next Australian television network to introduce a watermark on its programs, although the watermark is now broadcast on Ten News. It was located on the bottom left of the screens before switching to bottom right in 2006
23 December – American animated science fiction sitcom Futurama created by Matt Groening the creator of The Simpsons airs on Seven Network for the very last time before changing broadcasts to Network Ten which won't happen until the following year. Seven only showed reruns of the first 3 seasons and the fourth season and final season was only shown originally.
December – Seven, Nine & TEN withdrawn their opening to movies - movie openers are replaced by classification boards instead.
Wheel of Fortune's attempt for a major revamp backfires and is quietly cancelled due to low ratings - leaving Deal or No Deal the absolute only game show remaining, leading into Seven's 6pm news bulletin.
December – The Nine Network claims the ratings season for the fourth consecutive year, winning 38 out of 40 weeks, while Network Ten (which wins the other two weeks) finishes ahead of the Seven Network nationally for the first time.
This is a list of programs which made their premiere on Australian subscription television that had previously premiered on Australian free-to-air television. Programs may still air on the original free-to-air television network.