How to Watch the FIFA World Cup in Australia

The wait for the FIFA World Cup is finally over. The latest iteration of the international football event will kick off on November 20 and end on December 18. We have created a list of ways to watch the FIFA World Cup Live Stream for Australian football fans.

TV Channel
Online Stream
  • SBS On Demand
Without Cable
  • SBS On Demand

How to Watch the FIFA World Cup In Australia

SBS, Australia’s official distributor of the FIFA World Cup, will live broadcast the event on its SBS On Demand. Additionally, SBS’s official sports-related digital streaming platform SBS Sports will feature World Cup-related content.

The Australian public service broadcaster SBS (Special Broadcasting Service) will be the country’s FIFA World Cup official distributor. As such, their online platform SBS On Demand, will exclusively all the event’s matches in the country. The SBS On Demand app is available on both Google Play Store (Android) and Apple App Store (iOS).

Official Broadcasting Channel

Australian public broadcasting network SBS will telecast the FIFA World Cup on their sports channel, SBS Sports. Additional highlights and scorecards will be available on the network throughout the event.

How to Watch Without Cable

There will be two ways for Aussie football fans to enjoy the Qatar World Cup without a cable network. These are –

SBS On Demand: You can subscribe to the SBS media’s OTT platform, SBS On Demand. It will feature live streams of every match throughout the tournament.

SBS Radio: SBS’s radio network SBS Radio will broadcast the event for free from November 21 to December 19. You can enjoy it via DAB digital radio or mobile.

How to Watch Via VPN

If you want to bypass geo-restriction to enjoy the FIFA World Cup via international mediums, VPN will be your best bet. Thus, we have listed some of the best VPN services available in Australia. These are –

  • Nord VPN
  • Surfshark
  • Express VPN
  • CyberGhost
  • PrivateVPN

How Can I Watch on Mobile For Free

Football fans of Australia can follow FIFA World Cup Qatar live stream for free on SBS On Demand App. SBS media has confirmed that the app will live stream every match on their mobile platform.

Where Can I Watch the World Cup Football in English?

Australia’s public service network, SBS Media, will telecast and digitally distribute the FIFA World Cup in English on SBS On Demand and SBS Sports.

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Territory TV Network
Albania RTSH
Argentina TyC Sports
Armenia AMPTV
Australia SBS
Austria ORF
Azerbaijan İTV
Belarus Belteleradio
Belgium RTBF and VRT
Bolivia Red Uno and Unitel
Bosnia and Herzegovina BHRT
Bulgaria BNT and Nova
Brazil TV Globo
Brunei Kristal-Astro
Cambodia TVK
Canada Bell Media (TSN)
Caribbean SportsMax
Cayman Islands Logic
Central Asia Saran Media
China CCTVMigu
Colombia Caracol Televisión and RCN Televisión
Costa Rica Teletica
Croatia HRT
Curaçao TV Direct 13
Cyprus CyBC
Czech Republic ČT
Denmark DR and TV 2
Ecuador Teleamazonas
El Salvador TCS
Estonia ERR
Europe EBU
France TF1 and beIN Sports
Finland YleMTV3
Georgia GPB
Germany ARD, ZDF, and Deutsche Telekom
Greece ANT1
Guatemala TV Azteca and Tigo Sports
Honduras Televicentro
Hungary MTVA
Iceland RÚV
Indian subcontinent Viacom18
Indonesia Klikdaily and Emtek
Bangladesh T Sports
Ireland RTÉ
Israel IPBC
Italy RAI
Japan Dentsu Inc.
Kazakhstan Kazakh TV
Kosovo RTK
Latin America Vrio Corp.
Latvia LTV
Liechtenstein SRG SSR
Lithuania LRT
Macau TDM
Malaysia Astro
Malta PBS
MENA beIN Sports
Mexico Televisa
Moldova TRM
Montenegro RTCG
Netherlands NOS
New Zealand Sky
North Macedonia MRT
Norway NRK and TV 2
Panama RPC and TVN
Paraguay TyC Sports and Tigo Sports
Peru Latina Televisión
Poland TVP
Portugal RTP
Romania TVR
Russia Channel One, Match TV, and VGTRK
Serbia RTS
Slovakia RTVS
Slovenia RTV
South Korea SBS, KBS, and MBC
Spain Mediapro and RTVE
Sub-Saharan Africa SuperSport
Suriname SCCN
Sweden SVT and TV4
Switzerland SRG SSR
Taiwan ELTA
Turkey TRT
Ukraine Suspilne
United Kingdom BBC and ITV
United States Fox Sports and Telemundo
Uruguay ANTEL, TeleDoce, and Canal
Venezuela Televen


Where Can I Stream the FIFA World Cup?

You can watch all the matches from the FIFA World Cup live on BBC iPlayer (UK), ServusTV (Austria), Fox (US), and TSN (Canada). There are different broadcasters for the FIFA World Cup Qatar in different countries.

Can I Watch the FIFA World Cup For Free?

You can watch all your favorite matches from the tournament on BBC iPlayer for free. However, it comes with geo-restrictions and can only be accessed inside the UK. However, you can still watch the FIFA World Cup live on BBC iPlayer from anywhere by connecting to a UK server via ExpressVPN.

How Can I Watch the FIFA World Cup Qatar on Mobile For Free?

You can watch the FIFA World Cup on mobile without paying a penny by downloading the BBC iPlayer app. The streaming service has the official broadcasting rights for the tournament and will be streaming all matches for free.


Australia’s biggest entertainment media SBS is currently the official distributor of the Qatar World Cup. But they will provide various ways for fans to enjoy the event. We continuously work to help you find the best way to experience the program.

Golam Muktadir is a passionate sports fan and a dedicated movie buff. He has been writing about both topics for over a decade and has a wealth of knowledge and experience to share with his readers. Muktadir has a degree in journalism and has written for several well-known publications, including Surprise Sports.