ABW-2 Perth began transmission on 7 May 1960. The callsign stood for ABC Western Australia.
ABC Western Australia (first era)
On 10 May 1965, relay station ABSW-5 Bunbury began transmission. This would be followed on 28 March 1966 by ABCW-4 Central Agricultural Area, on 6 June by ABAW-2 Albany, on 8 December 1969 by ABGW-6 Geraldton, on 27 January 1970 by ABKW-6 Kalgoorlie, on 14 January 1971 by ABNW-7 Norseman, on 30 June 1972 by ABCNW-7 Carnarvon, on 16 July 1973 by ABSBW-9 Southern Cross/Bullfinch, on 3 October by ABPHW-7 Port Hedland, on 17 December by ABDW-10 Dampier, ABKAW-7 Karratha, and ABRBW-9 Roebourne, and on 30 September 1974 by ABMW-10 Moora. ABDW-10 would later move to UHF-29 while ABKAW-7 would later move to UHF-54.
On 21 October 1974 relay station ABEW-10 Esperance began transmission. Followed on 8 March 1975 by ABCMW-8 Morawa. Sometime in the late 1970's, ABCW-4 moved to VHF-5A to accomodate FM radio. In 1987, ABMW-10 moved to UHF-60 in order to accomodate Perth's new TV station NEW-10 (now 10 Perth).
ABC1 Western Australia
ABC Western Australia (second era)
Television in Western Australia