NBN Full-Fibre Upgrade Program Rolls Out: Check Out the List of Additional Eligible Areas

NBN Full-Fibre Upgrade Program Rolls Out: Check Out the List of Additional Eligible Areas

The National Broadband Network is rolling out its full-fibre upgrade program that will see one million additional homes and businesses across the country, including areas in The Gap.

According to an announcement made in mid-February 2023, a massive rollout involving homes and businesses is underway, offering an upgrade to full-fibre broadband connection to eligible subscribers.

A full-fibre broadband connection means access to higher speed tiers allowing a better and more reliable internet experience including faster downloads and uploads, faster game upgrades, and faster streaming. 

The latest list of suburbs and towns are part of NBN’s fibre upgrade programs which just got a boost from the Australian Government’s announcement of an additional $2.4 billion investment. 

Up to 10 million premises across Australia or about 90 per cent are targeted to get access to NBN Home Ultrafast with wholesale download speeds of 500 Mbps to close to 1 Gps by the end of 2025.

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To find out if you’re eligible for an upgrade register at nbn.com.au/FTTPupgrade.

To trigger an upgrade, customers at eligible premises need to place an order with a retailer which is based on one of NBN’s three highest residential wholesale speed tiers.

Queensland suburbs and towns where additional homes and businesses will be eligible for full fibre:

  • Agnes Water, Airlie Beach*, Allenstown, Atherton, Avenell Heights, Ayr
  • Bahrs Scrub, Barlows Hill, Beaudesert*, Beerwah*, Bellbowrie*, Belvedere, Berserker*, Bilinga, Birtinya, Black River, Blackwater, Bongaree*, Bonogin, Bowen, Boyne Island, Bray Park, Brendale, Bucasia*, Buderim*, Bundaberg Central, Bundaberg East, Bundaberg North, Bundaberg South, Bundaberg West, Burleigh Heads*, Burleigh Waters*, Burpengary*, Burpengary East*, Burrum Heads
  • Caboolture*, Caloundra, Caloundra West, Camira, Cannon Hill, Cannonvale*, Capalaba, Carseldine, Chinchilla, Clermont, Clinton*, Collingwood Park, Condon*, Cooee Bay, Coolum Beach*, Cooroy, Cooya Beach, Cornubia, Crestmead, Currumbin Waters*, Dalby, Darling Heights*, Darra, Deception Bay*, Deeragun*, Dicky Beach, Diddillibah, Doolandella*, Drayton, Dundowran Beach, Durack, Dysart, Eatons Hill, 
  • Emerald*, Everton Hills
  • Flagstone, Frenchville*
  • Gatton*, Gladstone Central, Glass House Mountains, Gleneagle, Glenvale*, Goondi Bend, Gordonvale, Greenbank, Gympie*
  • Harristown*, Highfields
  • Ingham, Innisfail
  • Jacobs Well, Jensen, Jimboomba, Jones Hill, Jubilee Pocket
  • Karalee, Karana Downs, Kawana, Kawungan*, Kearneys Spring, Kedron, Kelso, Kepnock, Kin Kora, Kingaroy, Koongal
  • Labrador, Laidley*, Landsborough, Lawnton*, Logan Reserve, Logan Village, Loganholme, Lowood
  • Machans Beach, Main Beach*, Maleny, Mareeba, Marian, Maroochydore*, Maryborough, Millbank, Mirani, Moffat Beach, Moranbah*, Morayfield*, Mossman, Mount Cotton, Mount Warren Park, Mudgeeraba*
  • Nambour*, Narangba*, Newtown*, Noosaville*, Norman Gardens*, North Ipswich, North Mackay*, Norville
  • Oakey*, Oxley*
  • Paradise Point, Park Avenue, Petrie, Pialba*, Pimpama*, Pine Mountain, Point Vernon
  • Rainbow Beach, Rasmussen*, Redbank, Redlynch*, Reedy Creek*, Robertson, Rockhampton City*, Rockville, Roma, Rosewood, Rosslyn, Rural View
  • Sarina, Scarness, Shelly Beach, Slacks Creek, Slade Point, Smithfield*, South Gladstone, South Toowoomba, Southport*, Southside, Springfield, Steiglitz, Sunnybank, Svensson Heights
  • Tamborine Mountain, Tannum Sands, Tewantin*, Thabeban, The Gap, The Range, Tin Can Bay, Torquay, Trinity Park, Tully
  • Upper Caboolture, Upper Coomera*, Urangan*, Urraween*
  • Wakerley, Walkerston, Walkervale, Wandal, Wangan, Warner*, Warwick, Waterford, Whitfield, Wilsonton*, Wilsonton Heights*, Wondunna, Woodgate, Woorim, Wulguru
  • Yamanto, Yaroomba, Yeppoon, Zilzie

“Today’s announcement is good news for customers living and working in more than one million homes and businesses across Australia because they will soon be able to access the fastest residential speeds available on the nbn network,” Kathrine Dyer, Chief Operating Officer at NBN, said. 

“We are unlocking social and economic benefits across Australia by pushing fibre deeper into communities. Fibre is inherently more capable of delivering faster upload and download speeds, is generally more reliable than copper connections and reduces our ongoing maintenance and operating costs.”

“So far, we have identified the suburbs and towns across Australia where customers living and working in around 3 million premises currently served by nbn Fibre to the Node will be able to access full fibre upgrades by the end of 2025.” 

“In just six years data use has tripled on the nbn network – and that exponential growth is expected to continue as customer demands increase to meet new technology.”

*Indicates identification of additional footprint in suburbs and towns previously announced in NBN Co’s series of footprint announcements comprising the original 2 million FTTN to FTTP Fibre Connect upgrade program.

Published 13-March-2023