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Vision Australia's Carols by Candlelight 2022

21 December 2022

Get ready for Vision Australia's Carols by Candlelight

It's almost time for the annual Christmas Eve tradition of tuning into Vision Australia's Carols by Candlelight.

This year, the event is presented in partnership with AAMI, broadcast partner Channel Nine and venue partner Arts Centre Melbourne.

Performer and host of Today Extra, David Campbell, will again host Carols by Candlelight with Carols debutant Brooke Boney.

Brooke Boney and David Campbell stand beside a Christmas tree

All of the artists who perform at Vision Australia's Carols by Candlelight donate their time to support the event.

In its 85th year, a fantastic cast of performers have generously offered their time and talent including some of Australia's biggest pop/rock acts, musical theatre performers and Carols by Candlelight favourites.

Some of the performers you can expect to see during the event include:

  • Singer/Actress Bonnie Anderson (Neighbours, Australia's Got Talent)
  • Performer Casey Donovan (9 to 5 the musical, Australian Idol)
  • Musical theatre stars Bobby Fox and Rob Mills
  • Vision Australia client Lara Nakhle
  • Beloved children's entertainer Emma Watkins
  • Electrifying First Nations entertainer Mitch Tambo
  • Mesmerising Julia Stone
  • The fabulous Vika and Linda
  • Carols by Candlelight favourites David Hobson, Marina Prior, Silvie Paladino and Anthony Callea

You can read a full list of performers (VA website) which is continually updated as more performers are announced.


Broadcasting Carols

Millions of Australians will settle in their living rooms to enjoy Nine Network's live telecast of Vision Australia's Carols by Candlelight.

The television program commences at 8pm AEDT on 24 December, with a full replay at 1pm on Christmas Day.

Check your local television guide for more information.

We want as many people as possible to be a part of the Christmas magic with us, by watching or listening to the show from home, or enjoying the replay on Christmas Day.



Vision Australia Radio will be providing an audio described simulcast of the carols across its national radio network, making this Christmas Eve favourite accessible to Australia's blind and low vision community wherever they are.

With local broadcast services across Perth, Adelaide, Darwin, Albury, Melbourne and regional Victoria, there is a frequency near you. Or visit the Vision Australia Radio website to stream your local service. The simulcast will run alongside the Nine broadcast in your area. Check your local program guide.

Vision Australia Radio is also airing two special broadcasts on community television, presented by personality Ben Murphy. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more info. You can also hear elements of this content on our Countdown to Carols special. The program will air on Christmas Eve from 11:30am across Victoria, Albury, Darwin, Perth and 4pm in Adelaide.

Happy holidays and thanks for your support across 2022. We look forward to broadcasting to you across the new year.