Even though sunspot activity remains very low, there was a rare opening into Melbourne his mkirnking around sunrise, in the 13 MHz, 15 MHz and 17 MHz spectrum.
Much of this was long path transmission from the Middle East and Africa, and short (darkness) path propagation from the Americas.
This summary may be of interest, for frequency occupancies noted in the 1730 to 1800 window, December 19, 2017.
13630 BOTSWANA VOA English
13710 S. ARABIA Arabic
13730 MADAGASCAR NHK-Talata Swahili
13820 USA R. Marti (Greenville) Spanish
13845 USA WWCR English
13860 BOTSWANA VOA English
15140 OMAN R. Oman, English
15200 S. AFRICA DW-Meyerton Hausa
15205 S,. ARABIA Arabic
15225 S. ARABIA BIA Arabic
15235 S. AFRICA Channel Af, Meyerton English
15400 ASCENSION BBC English
15435 S. ARABIA Arabic
15460 SAO TOME VOA English
15490 S. AFRICA AWR-Meyerton, African language
15540 KUWAIT R. Kuwait Urdu
15580 BOTSWANA VOA English
15610 USA WEWN English
17655 USA VOA-Greenville Portuguese