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This is a list of Australian television-related events in 1977.
- 21 January – Golden West Network is launched in Geraldton as GTW-11 and begins broadcasting. This completes the roll-out of regional commercial television across Australia.
- April – The ABC's long-running music program Countdown celebrates its 100th episode.
- April – The Seven Network successfully bids for exclusive Australian rights to televise the 1980 Olympic Games from Moscow. The network paid $1 million in the deal, outbidding rival offers from ABC and Nine Network.
- 1 April – British sitcom Fawlty Towers debuts on ABC.
- 26 May – Australian satirical radio and television sketch show The Naked Vicar Show premieres on Seven Network.
- 5 December – The final episode of the Australian music series Flashez airs on ABC at 5:30pm.
- 6 December – The 0-10 Network screens Australian soap opera The Restless Years.
- 23 December – ABC televises the final episode of its Australian soap opera Bellbird.
- Seven Network televises the VFL Grand Final live to Melbourne for the first time.
- The Federal Government investigates a proposal to establish a domestic satellite system, enabling instant transmission of television and other communications across Australia and in particular to remote areas.
- Australian music series Flashez returns for a new series on ABC now airing at 5:30pm right after Sesame Street for most of the year.
- Gus the Snail (a character who was based on an executive producer who wanted to take over the ABC) makes his very first appearance on the long running Australian children's television series Mr. Squiggle and Friends.
|Blankety Blanks||The 0-10 Network||24 January|
|The Naked Vicar Show||Seven Network||26 May|
|Pig in a Poke||ABC||24 July|
|Kirby's Company||ABC||19 September|
|Glenview High||Seven Network||27 September|
|Young Ramsay||Seven Network||30 October|
|Bobby Dazzler||Seven Network||20 November|
|Cop Shop||Seven Network||28 November|
|The Restless Years||The 0-10 Network||6 December|
|Hotel Story||The 0-10 Network||27 December|
|The Toothbrush Family||Unknown||1977|
|Family Feud||Nine Network||1977|
- 25 January – Alice (The 0-10 Network)
- 27 January – Serpico (Seven Network)
- 31 January – Charlie's Angels (Nine Network)
- 2 February/23 June – The Gemini Man (2 February: Nine Network - Melbourne, 23 June: Nine Network - Sydney)
- 3 February – The Good Life (1975) (ABC)
- 4 February – Executive Suite (Seven Network)
- 5 February – Baa Baa Black Sheep (Nine Network)
- 8 February – George and Mildred (ABC)
- 16 February – The New Avengers (ABC)
- 18 February – Poldark (The 0-10 Network)
- 12 March – Holmes & Yoyo (Seven Network)
- 1 April – Fawlty Towers (ABC)
- 8 April – Jabberjaw (Nine Network)
- 15 May – Simon in the Land of Chalk Drawings (ABC)
- 28 May – Code R (The 0-10 Network)
- 17 July – Tofffsy (ABC)
- 20 July – Roobarb (ABC)
- 29 July – / The Muppet Show (Seven Network)
- 6 August – One Day at a Time (Seven Network)
- 15 August – Seventh Avenue (Seven Network)
- 18 September – Wheelie and the Chopper Bunch (ABC)
- 31 October – Mr. T and Tina (The 0-10 Network)
- 8 November – The Andros Targets (The 0-10 Network)
- 9 November – Hunter (Seven Network)
- 10 November – The Jeffersons (The 0-10 Network)
- 12 November – Eight is Enough (Seven Network)
- 18 November – Hunter's Gold (Seven Network)
- 1 December – Oh No, It's Selwyn Froggitt! (ABC)
- 3 December – The Secret of Isis (Nine Network)
- 5 December – Gibbsville (Seven Network)
- 7 December – Ball Four (The 0-10 Network)
- 27 December – Last of the Summer Wine (ABC)
- Mr. Squiggle and Friends (1959–1999).
- Hey Hey It's Saturday (1971–1999, 2009– 2010).
- Young Talent Time (1971–1988).
- A Current Affair (1971–1978).
- Countdown (1974–1987).
- The Don Lane Show (1975–1983).
- This Is Your Life (1975–1980).
- Flashez (1976–1977).
- In the Wild (1976–1981).
- Bluey (1976–1977).
- The Naked Vicar Show (1977–1978).
- Glenview High (1977–1979).
|18 January||Homicide||Seven Network||20 October 1964|
|1 February||The Outsiders||ABC||9 November 1976|
|25 April||Bluey||Seven Network||2 August 1976|
|11 August||Number 96||The 0-10 Network||13 March 1972|
|11 October||The Box||The 0-10 Network||11 February 1974|
|5 December||Flashez||ABC||2 August 1976|
|23 December||Bellbird||ABC||28 August 1967|
|1977||The Ernie Sigley Show||Nine Network||1974|
|1977||The Celebrity Game||The 0-10 Network||1976|
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