Landline is an Australian national rural issues television program broadcast on ABC Television since 1991.

Presented byPip Courtney
Country of originAustralia
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons23
Running time55 minutes
Original release
NetworkABC Television
ReleaseMarch 1991 (1991-03) –



The program premiered in March 1991.[1]

Landline was the first program that broadcast on ABC2 when the channel was launched at 6:35 am on 7 March 2005.[2][3]

Previous presenters include Deborah Knight, Ticky Fullerton, Anne Kruger and Sally Sara.[citation needed]



As of June 2021 Landline is presented by Pip Courtney,[4] who has hosted the program since 2012.[5]

The program discusses rural issues "ranging across agri-politics and economics, business and product innovation, animal and crop science, regional infrastructure, climate and weather trends, regional and rural services, music and lifestyle".[4]

See also



  1. ^ Anderson, Doug (11 March 1991). "Landline on ABC TV daily at 11.30am". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 20 October 2016.
  2. ^ "ABC2 program listings for Monday 7 March 2005". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 7 March 2005. Retrieved 14 November 2007.
  3. ^ "ABC2 launched at Parliament House". ABC New Media & Digital Services. 11 March 2005. Archived from the original on 28 September 2007. Retrieved 31 March 2007.
  4. ^ a b "About Us". Landline. Archived from the original on 17 June 2021. Retrieved 17 June 2021.
  5. ^ Knox, David (28 January 2012). "New host for Landline". TV Tonight. Retrieved 2 February 2017.