Australia was invited to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2015 for the first time to commemorate the 60th Eurovision Song Contest. Australia's participation in the 2015 contest was set to be a one-off event, but it was confirmed in November 2015 that the country would return to the Eurovision Song Contest in 2016. In early 2019, EBU Associate Broadcaster SBS and production partner Blink TV secured Australia’s participation as a competitor at the Eurovision Song Contest until 2023.
Australia is the 6th-largest country in the world by landmass and is the first country from the Oceania region (and the second country outside Eurasia, after Morocco in 1980) to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest.
Until 2018, Australia has used an internal selection to select its representatives since they joined the Eurovision Song Contest. Dami Im represented Australia in 2016 with Sound Of Silence, winning the jury vote and finishing 2nd overall. The song won the Marcel Bezençon Award in the composer category. .
Australia was featured as the interval act in the Second Semi-Final of the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest when Jessica Mauboy performed the song Sea Of Flags. Jessica later represented Australia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018.
In 2019, Australia switched to a televised national selection called Eurovision - Australia Decides. The first edition was won by Kate Miller-Heidke, who managed to reach 9th place at the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv.