Adult Swim (Australia)

Adult Swim
Launched September 2 2001;15 years ago
Network 9Go!
Owned by Turner International Australia
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
Slogan "A Place for Adults"
Country Australia
Language English
TCN Sydney (DVB-T) 1059 @ 8 (191.5 MHz)[1]
GTV Melbourne (DVB-T) 1074 @ 8 (191.5 MHz),
QTQ Brisbane/Sunshine Coast (DVB-T) 1030 @ 8 (191.5 MHz)
NWS Adelaide (DVB-T) 1106 @ 8 (191.5 MHz)
STW Perth/Mandurah (DVB-T) 1026 @ 8 (191.5 MHz)
Freeview Nine metro (virtual) 93/99
Freeview SC9 regional (virtual) 53/83
Freeview NBN regional (virtual) 83/88
Freeview Imparja remote(virtual) 93/99
Foxtel (virtual) 139
VAST Imparja (virtual) 93/99
VAST WIN (virtual) 88
Foxtel metro
Foxtel regional
Fetch TV (virtual) 099
Streaming media
watch adult swim Australia

Adult Swim in Australia is an adult-oriented free-to-air television block that airs Sunday nights on 9Go!. It was originally a separate network that shared channel space with The Comedy Channel, starting 1 January 2008. Some Adult Swim shows have also aired on SBS2, and in October 2013 full episodes and short clips were made available on Adult Swim's Australian website,[2] which has since become unavailable.


Adult Swim was first started on Cartoon Network Australia before it was taken down late 2007 without any reasoning behind it. The block is no longer shown on Cartoon Network, but the comedy shows are now airing on The Comedy Channel on 11 March 2008. The block returned with Robot Chicken and Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law, in March 2008, with Aqua Teen Hunger Force joining the programming on 1 July.[3] The Boondocks also airs on the same channel although it is not under the Adult Swim banner and instead airs separately. Moral Orel has premiered on Australian television.[4] Titan Maximum also premiered on 6 January 2010.[5] Frisky Dingo has joined the Comedy Channel's "Animania" line-up as of 21 July 2010. Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job premiered on 26 January 2011 along with Childrens Hospital which unlike the American broadcast, aired completely uncensored with profanity intact.

Most of the anime shows have not returned to television; however, a new anime block on the Australian Sci-Fi Channel, Animax, airs shows previously aired on both Adult Swim USA and Australia. The block features Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Bleach, Air Gear, InuYasha, Cowboy Bebop, and Blood+.

Some series that aired on Adult Swim have been released to Region 4 DVD by Madman Entertainment, including shows that have never been shown on Australian television before, such as Metalocalypse, Minoriteam,12 oz. Mouse, Xavier Renegade Angel and Superjail. The Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters has also been quietly released to DVD.[6]

In October 2013, Turner Broadcasting in partnership with MCM Media and Movideo launched a video on demand service Adult Swim Australia. The initial offering includes a library of 1500 Adult Swim videos including full episodes and short clips.

In June 2016, The Nine Network and Turner Broadcasting System signed a 2 year deal to broadcast Adult Swim programs on 9Go! every Sunday night, with repeats the following Saturday night. Starting September 1, 2016, Rick and Morty will air on Thursday nights, separate to the regular Adult Swim block.[7]

Adult Swim does not currently air in New Zealand.





  2. "turner-broadcasting-brings-adult-swim-to-australia-in-partnership-with-mcm-media-and-movideo". Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 2013-10-01.
  3. "Adult Swim - The Comedy Channel". 23 July 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-07-23. Retrieved 2011-01-20.
  4. "Moral Orel". The Comedy Channel. Retrieved 2009-09-15.
  5. "Titan Maximum". The Comedy Channel. Retrieved 2011-01-20.
  6. "Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters DVD". 2 April 2008. Retrieved 2011-01-20.
  7. "9Go! Guide Week of August 28" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-08-23.
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