Australia competed in the Associated Broadcasters final where Vera Blue won and earned a place in the grand final in the North Vision Song Contest 30. Following the final, the NBU officially announced Australia's permanent entry into the competition.
Australia first participated at the East Vision Song Contest 1, held in Auckland, New Zealand. Australia's first participants were The Collective, who sang the song "Surrender". The performance achieved a respectable first place and got the right to host the next East Vision Song Contest.