Australia will not compete at Junior Eurovision 2021
Australia will not take part in this year's Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Paris.
Following ABC's announcement they would not be involved, a spokesperson for SBS confirmed with Aussievision they would not be taking part saying:
"Due to the current travel restrictions, Australia will not be competing in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021."
Both SBS and ABC have taken part and broadcasted Junior Eurovision for Australia during our time competing there.
Travel restrictions still remain in Australia due to the pandemic with Sydney and Melbourne both in extensive lockdowns.
This is the second year in a row Australia has not taken part in Junior Eurovision due to the pandemic.
Australia also could not travel to this year's Eurovision Song Contest and had to compete virtually.
If Australia were to compete virtually in a Junior Eurovision song contest the live crosses would take place sometime between 12:00am to 3:00am on a Monday morning in Australia.
An ambitious and near impossible task with children taking part.
Australia had previously taken part in every Junior Eurovision from 2015 to 2019 finishing 3rd on two occasions and making the Top 10 every year.
Junior Eurovision 2021 will take place in Paris on 19 December with 15 countries so far confirming their participation.
You can get more information about Junior Eurovision at https://junioreurovision.tv/