The FreeTV Australia Engineering Committee has been a standing committee of the commercial television industry's representative body since 1965.
Its major roles include:
- Developing common operational practices for this industry.
- Contributing to technical planning and standard setting bodies.
- Participating in national and international negotiations about the development of the broadcasting system.
- Involvement in related technical matters, such as technical and safety standards.
The Engineering Committee maintains a number of Operational Practices (OPs) relevant to digital television broadcasting.