Issue Details: First known date: 1987... 1987 Student Community Television (RMITV)
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

Type of Media

Digital footage, videotapes and paper records

Access for Researchers

By appointment or during office hours. Open weekdays 1-6pm.

Content Summary

  • Australian community television programs from 1987 to the present
  • Over 500 digitised shows
  • Approximately 1000 tapes (in miniDV, VHS, S-VHS, U-matic and Betacam formats). Tape players available by appointment

Notable content includes:

  • Rove McManus' first TV show, The Loft Live (1997-99)
  • Under Melbourne Tonight - a variety show with regular segments by Tony Biggs, Merrick Watts and Tim Ross, Corrine Grant and Peter Helliar
  • Studio A - a variety show hosted by Dave Thornton and later, Tommy Little


RMITV is a student run production house based within RMIT University. It is funded by the RMIT University Student Union (RUSU) and dedicated to providing hands-on television experience to students by producing content to be broadcast on Channel 31 Melbourne.

RMITV is also one of the oldest community television organisations in australia, having been involved in lobbying the government for community access to the television spectrum. It transmitted its first test broadcast in 1987 to intercity Melbourne.


RMITV, SCT, student, community, television, RMIT

Contact Name

Office Manager


RMIT University, Building 12, Level 4, Room 22, 360 Swanson Street, Melbourne CBD, Victoria 3000

Phone and Fax

Ph: +61 (3) 9925 3416


Website Link 1

Website Link 2

Affiliation Notes

  • This record is included in AustLit because it forms part of the Media Archives Project. AustLit does not comprehensively cover Australian Archives.

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