Free to Air – Australian XML TV Guide

This was the collaborative effort of a number people to provide the XML Guide to Plex users in Australia. Big Shout out to Mark and Michelle who made this all possible. The github site with their work can be found here.

The following links are for Freeview Guide for Australian Cities. This was primarily designed for Plex users and the instructions can be found on the Plex Website for using an XML Guide.

To help us track any questions and request please submit them on the github page. Before submitting any questions;
a) Please rescan the the channels in the Plex Live TV & DVR setup for all tuners.
b) Please include the region you are in to assist in any troubleshooting.

Adelaide –
Albany –
Albury / Wodonga –
Ballarat –
Bendigo –
Brisbane –
Broken Hill –
Bunbury –
Cairns –
Canberra –
Central Coast –
Coffs Harbour –
Darwin –
Geelong –
Gippsland –
Gold Coast –
Griffith –
Hobart –
Launceston –
Lismore –
Mackay –
Mandurah –
Melbourne –
Mildura / Sunraysia –
Newcastle –
NT Regional –
Orange –
Perth –
Port Augusta –
Remote Central –
Riverland –
Rockhampton –
Shepperaton –
South Coast –
South East SA –
Spencer Gulf –
Sunshine Coast –
Sydney –
Tamworth –
Taree /Port Macquarie –
Toowoomba –
Townsville –
WA Regional –
Wagga Wagga –
Wide Bay –
Wollongong –

89 Replies to “Free to Air – Australian XML TV Guide

    1. Hi Michael,
      It has already been added and is in the xml. You may need to rescan in Plex and add it in there. Let me know how you go.

  1. Hi
    am in the Sydney region using Plex and I noticed today the guide ends on Sunday sep 6 (3 days time). Is the problem my end or yours?
    Thanks for your great work..

  2. Very grateful of this service but a few popular channels seem to be missing from the Sydney feed:
    SBS viceland
    the Channel 10 channels

    P.S im display all the guide via Emby.

    1. Thanks Mark,
      Can you please provide the specific channel numbers that are missing? Not sure how Emby loads the content however the channel names are there in the XML. Have other Emby users noticed this?
      You can also load the xml in your browser to check the channel and programs.

      1. Hi, please disregard my post. In emby you need to manually map some channels to the correct channel in the XMLtv feed. Super easy.

  3. Thanks for your awesome efforts!
    I was wondering if it were possible to compile multiple regions? I have IPTV streams from multiple cities and I want to create an EPG.

  4. Thanks so much for the hard work on this!

    I use it as the EPG on the tvheadend backend.

    The fact that it pulls down episode numbers is a life saver for duplicate handling.

  5. Thanks so much for this. Awesome work.
    Only issue I have is that the logos for the following channels appear to be missing for Adelaide:
    10 HD
    SBS HD
    7 Mate HD

    No biggie, but would be awesome to have them appear.

    1. Hi Jason,
      Is this on the browser or TV? Some of the security settings on some browsers appear to not like certain logos. Let us know and we can investigate further for you.

      All the best

  6. Excellent work. I’ve just started to use this with Emby. Looks great. Will have to let the Aussie Emby community know about this….. 🙂

  7. Works very well with my Tvheadend and HDHomerun combination. Thank you for all your effort. Much appreciated.

  8. Widebay feed – Is there no HD Channel 7? Channel 7 is there but no 70.
    I might be interpreting it incorrectly too.

  9. Today my guide stopped showing channels
    Worked yesterday

    Have a hdhomerun works with its own app, just not in Plex now
    any ideas or changes

    Im on Ballarat guide

    1. Hi the Ballarat guide seems to be ok on our end, we don’t have HDhomerun so cannot check specifically if there are any issues.

  10. This is excellent. I have been using it for a few days with HomeRun from SiliconDust – Their hardware is good (very well constructed, but a bit pricey in Oz though). Unfortunately their software is pretty basic and won’t run on an AppleTV; but by using the Channels DVR apps with the /Perth.xml feed it is working really well with an AppleTV, iPad, iMac (Catalina) and Windows 10.
    Cheers, and a heartfelt “Thank You”.

    1. Hi Adam,
      It should be added now. Plex should pick it up in the next run or you may have to enable the channel in Plex settings afterwards.

  11. Hi there,
    This looks amazing. I’m trying to use it with xteve to use with plex. When I put it in I get the following error:

    XML:encoding “ISO-8559-1” declared but decoder.charsetreader is NIL

    Any ideas?

  12. Can I request a few changes/updates?

    * ABC KIDS Listen icon URL is going to a page not found
    * 9 Rush is a new channel. Would it be possible to get feed and icon?
    * Would it be possible to get a 7mateHD icon?

    Thank you so much for this service!

    1. Thanks Kirk,
      Can you please let us know what region you are in, it makes life easier for all requests thanks. We’ll look into what we can do.

    2. ABC KIDS Listen icon URL is going to a page not found – will be fixed in the next release.

      For new channels, in Plex you need to do a rescan to get them in Plex. Plex does not automatically add channels. If this doesn’t add the channel please let me know.

      Please make sure your mapping in the setup is mapped to the 7mateHD feed not the regular 7mate selection, that should give you the icon. If it doesn’t please let us know

      1. Legend! Would it be possible to also get:
        * 29 – tripled j Unearthed feed and icon?
        * 203 – ABC Country feed and icon?
        * 204 – ABC NewsRadio feed and icon?
        Can I donate $10 for your time and effort?

        1. Those three radio channels are coming very very soon. However, the guide is not published anywhere, so the EPG will be empty. You will be able to map and listen to those stations though

  13. Very nicely put together, kudos all round. This is so much better and (so far) more accurate than the FreePG feed (R.I.P.)
    I would be happy to help any way I can (30+ years in software dev ?) if you need it

    1. HI Andrew

      Happy to take any contributions on github!! Please submit any changes or updates and I’ll happily look at them!


  14. Yeah wow, thanks very much.
    Just switched over from IceTV.

    Do you have a PayPal link for donation? I’ll set a reminder for a month and if all is working well I’d be happy to throw $5 your way.

  15. Hi
    Thanks for this, I tried IceTv but it does not give access to all channels. this is far better
    Thanks so much!!

  16. The second line of the XML file

    !DOCTYPE tv SYSTEM “xmltv.dtd”

    Makes Excel and Access reject the import of these files. It would be so nice if that line wasn’t there.

    I realise this is a niche thing, but I figure it doesn’t hurt to ask.

  17. guide works perfect except the tv show neighbours on 10 peach always shows up as a movie and not the show making it impossible to series record,

  18. Hi

    The guide works fine but I can’t get HD channels to work in Plex, they all map back to SD channels, even though HD guide is mapped to HD channels.

    Everything works fine with IceTV’s feed. Any ideas?

    1. Hi Sam,
      You can manually override in advanced setting in Plex recordings to specify the channel. Can you please let us know what region you are in so we can investigate?

  19. Hi guys, is there any chance of this being updated to include the new Radio stations?

    Thanks so much for putting it together by the way!

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