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Vision Australia Radio’s audio described Carols by Candlelight simulcast, sponsored by Belong – Carbon Neutral Mobile and Internet

22 November 2021

Vision Australia’s Carols by Candlelight presented by AAMI will this year be simulcast complete with audio description, on the Vision Australia Radio network in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, regional Victoria, Albury and Darwin.

Sidney Myer Music bowl lit with lights and full carols audience. Text reads: Vision Australia Radio's audio described simulcast of Vision Australia's Carols by Candlelight is back! Sponsored by Belong

Now in its 84th year, Vision Australia’s Carols by Candlelight raises vital funds to support children who are blind or have low vision and their families across Australia.

As always Carols by Candlelight will be performed at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl on December 24.

Channel 9 will broadcast the whole show live from 8pm AEDT on Christmas Eve, as well as a replay on Christmas Day. Up to 10,000 audience members will enjoy the event at the Bowl after a brief absence from attending in 2020.

Vision Australia Radio will celebrate the event with ‘Countdown to Carols’ preview shows in the weeks leading up to the annual event (follow us on Facebook and Twitter for broadcast times) featuring interviews, your favourite Christmas Carols and more, plus our audio described simulcast of Carols by Candlelight from 8pm local time.

What is Audio Description?

Audio description paints an image of transitions, movements, gestures, neatly woven between on-stage dialogue, allowing people who are blind or have low vision to enjoy this great event via technology at live events, on television, film and on radio.

Learn more about Vision Australia’s audio description services.


It feels good to Belong.

For a second year in a row Belong is our major sponsor of the Vision Australia Radio simulcast who are proudly behind audio description for Aussies with a print disability.

Learn more about the ways Belong are working towards a more inclusive place for all Australians.