Telethon, Western Australia's most loved televised charity appeal, kicks off Saturday October 21, 2006 at 7:40pm and continues for 25 hours with non-stop fun at the Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Telethon 2006 promises to be bigger and better than ever attracting the best talent from the Seven Network. Joining us for Telethon 2006 from:

  • ALL SAINTS - Jolene Anderson, Allison Cratchley, Mark Priestley (WA), Andrew Supanz (WA), Wil Traval and Chris Vance
  • DEAL OR NO DEAL - Andrew O'Keefe
  • GREAT OUTDOORS - Ernie Dingo
  • HOME AND AWAY - Tim Campbell, Mark Furze, Paul O'Brien, Kate Ritchie, Jon Sivewright (WA), Jessica Tovey.
  • SUNRISE - Natalie Barr (WA), Melissa Doyle, Grant Denyer, Kylie Gillies and David Koch
  • THE FORCE - Simon Reeve (WA)

Along with some of Australia 's best entertainers and musicians:

Agro, Guy Sebastian, The Young Divas, David Campbell, Adam Harvey, Bella, Doug Parkinson, Smokie ( UK International Act), Kate Alexander, Kate Alexa, Christian Alexanda.

There's also our very own local Seven personalities , Susannah Carr, Rick Ardon, Jeff Newman, Basil Zempilas, Chris Mainwaring and Yvette Mooney plus Today Tonight's Monika Kos and Tina Altieri who will be joining us for the telecast.

Also debuting on the Telethon weekend will be this years Telethon Child, eight year old Tiegan Byram of Mirrabooka.

Highlights to look out for at this years Telethon!

  • 6 x LCD Screens will be won from the phone-room thanks to Samsung and Harvey Norman.
  • Somebody in Perth will win a brand new Brian Gardner SuzukiSwift in Andrew O'Keefe's Wheels or No Wheels .
  • Dicko is in for a VERY challenging weekend! You'll have to watch to see what we have instore for him
  • Sunrise will broadcast nationally from Perth on Sunday and also Monday.
  • Tickets purchased for the opening audience of Telethon will also include FREE ENTRY into the Spring Home Show .

Tickets to the opening and closing show may be purchased from Ticketmaster for only $19.95 plus booking fee and are on sale now. Group and Family discounts are available. Entry for all other times will be an optional gold coin donation at the doors of the Perth Centre Auditorium.

Telethon Marketing Manager, Nicola Bedwood, stated that 'it's rare that people can experience this quality of line up for such terrific value and at the same time knowing that all proceeds go directly to Telethon for the benefit of the children of Western Australia'.

Telethon is a family day out with great entertainment and loads of atmosphere. This year as well as the action on the main stage, visitors can also enjoy the Home Building Society Kids Carnival in Pavilion 2 at the Perth Centre. Entry to the Carnival is free. Mix 94.5 will be broadcasting live and there's a celebrity signing stage where the public can meet their favourite stars including Fat Cat!

Visitors to Telethon at the Perth Centre will be able to park at any Wilson Parking car parking station in the Perth CBD for just $5.00 a bay for the entire day.

The television broadcast commences on Channel Seven at 7.40pm Saturday the 21st of October and ends at 8.30pm on Sunday the 22nd of October 2006 .