Nine News Melbourne is mocked for mistake in map of Australia


Can you spot the problem? Nine News is mocked for a glaring error in its map of Australia

  • Nine News featured a map of Australia for a segment on state housing price 
  • The channel mistakenly pointed to Adelaide as being in Victoria instead of SA
  • Image of the gaffe was shared to Reddit with many poking fun at Nine News 


Channel Nine news producers have been left red-faced after showing a map of Australia with Adelaide mislabeled by almost 700km.

The map was used for a segment about housing prices in each capital city but wrongly pointed to Adelaide being next to Melbourne instead of in South Australia.

The gaffe was shared to Reddit with many poking fun at the mishap, with some declaring new cities such as ‘Adeelong’ and ‘Geelongaide’.

Nine News has been left red-faced after showing a map of Australia with Adelaide incorrectly labelled in Victoria

‘The secret is out. The plane just goes around in circles and pretends to cross the border,’ one person joked.

‘First they steal the Grand Prix, then they steal the whole city,’ said another.

‘Typical Victoria having two capital cities,’ one wrote.

Many poked fun at the news channel for the obvious gaffe

Many poked fun at the news channel for the obvious gaffe

Others said it was even worse as it was the Melbourne office who produced the map, with some suggesting the Victoria capital city was also too far south-east.

‘New state of South Victoria? What’s the capital city…. Adelbourne or Melbaide?’ commented one.

Nine News has been contacted for comment. 

The gaffe was shared to Reddit with many poking fun at the mishap, with some declaring new cities such as 'Adeelong' and 'Geelongaide'

The gaffe was shared to Reddit with many poking fun at the mishap, with some declaring new cities such as ‘Adeelong’ and ‘Geelongaide’

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