Australia's digital backbone is evolving

Last updated on 5 April 2022
We’re continuing to evolve the nbn® network to meet the ever-changing needs of Australians.

With more connected devices, and more people working from home than ever before, we’re continuing to invest in Australia’s digital backbone to ensure people across the country enjoy a future with faster internet.2

Utilising fibre infrastructure that is already in place, we’re planning to provide access to more fibre and improved services to more homes and businesses. This is aimed at enabling higher speed services on-demand to millions of premises nationwide.

Get the answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

Fibre connections for more premises

We’ve already begun working to extend fibre deeper into selected towns and suburbs across Australia.

As we ramp up this initiative first announced in March 2021, we’ve been adding more areas from across Australia, and this now totals 1.7 million homes and businesses. By the end of 2023, up to two million premises currently served by FTTN are expected to become eligible to upgrade to FTTP.5

View the list of towns and suburbs announced so far.3

nbn’s ongoing commitment: evolving the network for you

This initiative is part of our wider $4.5 billion network upgrade program, which aims to make 8 million premises in total eligible5 to access nbn Home Ultrafast, offering wholesale download speeds of 500 Mbps to close to 1 Gbps1.

This is just one step in our ongoing commitment to ensuring the nbn® network evolves ahead of need, to support Australia’s communities, industries, and economy.

Elsewhere, we’re continuing to co-invest with state governments and local councils to further enhance the benefits of fast and reliable broadband. We’re also providing support to business customers by helping to extend the competitive benefits of the nbn® network to more regions nationwide.

Enabling higher speeds

Once initial stage work is complete, eligible customers will be able to place an order on-demand with their preferred phone and internet provider for a higher speed plan.2,5

If Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) technology is needed to provide access to that wholesale speed tier to their premises, nbn will work with its delivery partners to install a fibre lead-in to complete the conversion from Fibre to the Node (FTTN) to FTTP.4

In March 2022, the first premises became eligible to order their upgrade from FTTN to FTTP and more premises will continue to be added as initial work is completed. Customers are invited to register for updates at nbn.com.au/fttpupgrade The website includes links to participating retailers.

List of towns and suburbs announced so far.3

Announced in April 2022:

Byron Bay*, Albury, Berowra, Blue Haven, Calala, Cardiff South, Charlestown*, Dubbo*, East Ballina, Kanwal, Kincumber*, Kingscliff, Macquarie Hills, Port Macquarie*, Rutherford, Shellharbour, Suffolk Park, Watanobbi, Wauchope, West Tamworth, Wyong*

Announced in March 2022:

Abercrombie, Acacia Gardens, Adamstown, Annandale, Angourie, Appin, Bass Hill, Beaconsfield, Bella Vista, Beverly Hills, Blackbutt, Blackwall, Blairmount, Bogangar, Booker Bay, Bossley Park, Bradbury, Cameron Park, Camden Park, Camden South, Campsie, Canley Vale, Canterbury, Canton Beach, Carnes Hill, Casuarina, Casula, Cherrybrook, Chipping Norton, Condell Park, Cooks Hill Corlette, Croydon Park, Darlinghurst, Darlington, Dundas Valley, Earlwood, Eastwood, Eglinton, Elderslie, Enfield, Enmore, Ermington, Fairfield, Fletcher, Gateshead, Georges Hall, Glenhaven, Green Point, Green Valley, Hamilton, Hastings Point, Hammondville, Harrington Park, Homebush, Horningsea Park, Hoxton Park, Hunterview, Kahibah, Kelso, Kingscliff, Kingswood, Kurnell, Lake Haven, Lavender Bay, Leichhardt, Lewisham, Llanarth, Macquarie Park, Marrickville, Maryland, Maryville, Mascot, Menai, Mount Ousley, Narellan Vale, Newcastle, Newcastle East, Newcastle West, Newtown, North Sydney, Norwest, Ocean Shores, Paddington, Padstow, Pemulwuy, Petersham, Prairiewood, Punchbowl, Raglan, Rosebery, Rosemeadow, Rutherford, Ryde, Singleton Heights, Smeaton Grange, Smithfield, South Golden Beach, South Penrith, St Helens Park, St Peters, Stanhope Gardens, Stanmore, Strathfield, The Hill, The Junction, Thornton, Toukley, Towradgi, Tullimbar, Turramurra, Villawood, Voyager Point, Wattle Grove, West Bathurst, West Hoxton, West Pennant Hills, White Rock, Wickham, Wollongong, Woodbine, Zetland

Announced in November 2021:

Anna Bay, Bonnells Bay, Buff Point, Caves Beach, Dubbo*, Forresters Beach, Inverell, Merewether, Mudgee, Muswellbrook, Narromine, Orange*, Parkes, Port Macquarie, San Remo, Thurgoona, Wamberal, Wellington, Windradyne, Wyoming, Wyong

Announced in August 2021:

Albion Park Rail, Alstonville, Ambarvale, Avalon Beach, Banora Point, Beaumont Hills, Berkeley, Brighton-Le-Sands, Broulee, Bundeena, Callala Bay, Callala Beach, Campbelltown, Currans Hill, Dalmeny, Farmborough Heights, Figtree, Glen Alpine, Glenmore Park, Glenwood, Goonellabah, Goulburn, Harrington Park, Kellyville, Kellyville Ridge, Keiraville, Lake Heights, Lennox Heads, Mollymook Beach, Mount Warrigal, North Nowra, Palm Beach, Pottsville, Rouse Hill, Ruse, Stanhope Gardens, Sussex Inlet, Sutherland, The Ponds, Tweed Heads, Tweed Heads South, Unanderra, Warrawong, Windang, Yamba    

Announced in May 2021:

Alexandria, Albion Park, Austinmer, Balgownie, Bankstown, Barrack Heights, Barrack Point, Batemans Bay, Belmont, Bogangar, Byron Bay, Cabarita Beach, Camperdown, Charlestown, Claymore, Cordeaux Heights, Corlette, Davistown, Dubbo, East Albury, Erina, Erskineville, Ettalong Beach, Fairy Meadow, Fingal Bay, Forster, Gerringong, Glenfield Park, Glenmore Park, Gorokan, Horningsea, Hoxton Park, Hunters Hill, Huntleys Cove, Jerrabomberra, Kariong, Kellyville, Kincumber, Islington, Lake Illawarra, Maryville, Merewether Heights, Milton, Mount Annan, Mount Pleasant, Narellan, Nelson Bay, North Richmond, North Wollongong, Oak Flats, Old Bar, Prestons, Raymond Terrace, Salamander Bay, Seven Hills, Shoal Bay, Soldiers Point, St Georges Basin, Terrigal, Thirroul, Tuncurry, Tweed Heads, Ulladulla, Umina Beach, Warilla, Warners Bay, West Hoxton, Woodbine, Woolwich, Woonona, Worrigee, Woy Woy, Yattalunga.

Announced in February 2021:

Bathurst, Campbelltown, Elderslie, Maitland, Narellan, New Lambton, Orange, Singleton, Tarro.

Announced in October 2020:

Belmont North, Carramar, Castle Hill, Charlestown, Holsworthy, Liverpool, Toronto, Wetherill Park.

Announced in May 2021:

Banks, Campbell, Conder, Dickson, Gordon, Hume, Lyneham, O’Connor, Reid, Turner.

Announced in April 2022:

Herne Hill, Highton, Horsham, Kyabram, Lara, Mildura, North Wonthaggi, Pakenham, Queenscliff, Roxburgh Park, Warragul, West Wodonga*, Wodonga*

Announced in March 2022:

Bayswater, Bayswater North, Belmont, Braybrook, Brookfield, Burnside, Campbellfield, Chum Creek, Cranbourne East, Cranbourne North, Cranbourne West, Croydon, Croydon South, Dandenong South, Derrimut, Ferntree Gully, Geelong, Glen Waverley, Grovedale, Greensborough, Harkness, Healesville, Hillside, Hoppers Crossing, Hughesdale, Keilor, Keilor Lodge, Kilsyth South, Lynbrook, Lyndhurst, Lysterfield, Maribyrnong, Meadow Heights, Middle Park, Moolap, Mount Martha, Mount Waverley, Narre Warren North, Narre Warren South, Oakleigh, Port Melbourne, Ravenhall, Reservoir, Rowville, South Melbourne, Southbank, St Albans, St Kilda, Sunshine, Sunshine North, Sydenham, Taylors Hill, Thomastown, Wantirna, Werribee

Announced in November 2021:

Bell Park, Cape Paterson, Diamond Creek, Doreen, Drysdale, Echuca*, Greenvale, Hamlyn Heights, Jan Juc, Lara, McCrae, Mildura, Norlane, Rosebud, Sale, Taylors Lakes, Torquay, Whittlesea, Wonthaggi, Yarra Glen

Announced in August 2021:

Beaconsfield, Berwick, Craigieburn, Echuca, Kialla, Mornington, Narre Warren South, Lakes Entrance, Myrtleford, Newport, Pakenham, Port Fairy, Sunbury, Tarneit, Traralgon, Wangaratta, Warrnambool, Williamstown, Williamstown North, Woori Yallock

Announced in May 2021:

Aireys Inlet, Albert Park, Alfredton, Barwon Heads, Belmont, Berwick, Caroline Springs, Cowes, Craigieburn, Deer Park (additional footprint), Delacombe, Derrimut, Echuca, Fairhaven, Geelong, Geelong West, Grovedale, Hampton Park, Hastings, Highton, Kalimna, Kangaroo Flat, Lakes Entrance, Leopold, Mernda, Mornington, Ocean Grove, Pakenham, Pearcedale, Rosebud, Sebastopol, Seymour, Somerville, Sunshine West, Tarneit, Torquay, Traralgon, Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds, West Wodonga, Wodonga.

Announced in February 2021:

Berwick South, Cranbourne, Deer Park, additional areas of Narre Warren, Sydenham.

Announced in October 2020:

Lyndhurst, Narre Warren.

Announced in April 2022:

Glenvale, Newport, Norman Gardens, Palmwoods, Petrie, Wurtulla

Announced in March 2022:

Annandale, Arana Hills, Arundel, Ashmore, Bargara, Beachmere, Beaudesert, Bellmere, Benowa, Berrinba, Bethania, Bohle Plains, Bokarina, Bowen Hills, Bracken Ridge, Brassal, Bridgeman Downs, Buccan, Bundall, Bungalow, Bunya, Burdell, Burleigh Waters, Bushland Beach, Cannon Valley, Carrara, Clinton, Currumbin Waters, Deeragun, Depot Hill, Doolandella, Douglas, Drewvale, Eagleby, Earlville, Edens Landing, Everton Park, Ferny Grove, Fig Tree Pocket, Flinders View, Fortitude Valley, Gaven, Gilston, Glenvale, Golden Beach, Grange, Hay Point, Helensvale, Heritage Park, Highland Park, Holmview, Idalia, Inala, Kanimbla, Keperra, Kippa-Ring, Kirwan, Kuraby, Loganlea, Main Beach, Manoora, Mansfield, Maudsland, McDowall, Meadowbrook, Milton, Molendinar, Morayfield, Mount Louisa, Mudgeeraba, Mudjimba, Nerang, Newstead, Nikenbah, Ningi, Ormeau Hills, Oxley, Paddington, Pelican Waters, Pialba, Raceview, Regents Park, Richlands, Rockhampton City, Runcorn, Shailer Park, Sinnamon Park, Southport, Stafford, Stretton, Sunnybank Hills, Surfers Paradise, Teneriffe, Tugun, Underwood, Upper Kedron, Urraween, Varsity Lakes, Victoria Point, Warner, Westcourt, Waterford, Wellington Point, Worongary, Wurtulla, Wynnum West

Announced in November 2021:

Avoca, Biloela, Caboolture*, Coolum Beach*, Deception Bay, Frenchville, Goondiwindi, Lammermoor, Mango Hill, Narangba, Taranganba

Announced in August 2021:

Battery Hill, Bellbowrie, Bli Bli, Brassall, Brinsmead, Coomera, Darling Heights, Edmonton, Condon, Harristown, Maroochydore, Moggill, Newtown, Oakey, Palm Cove, Redland Bay, Sippy Downs, Smithfield, Springfield Lakes, Toowoomba City, Upper Coomera, Yorkeys Knob

Announced in May 2021:

Alexandra Headland, Andergrove, Bargara, Bayview Heights, Beaconsfield, Bellara, Bentley Park, Blacks Beach, Brinsmead, Buderim, Bulimba, Burpengary, Burpengary East, Caboolture, Caboolture South, Cannonvale, Castaways Beach, Clifton Beach, Coolangatta, Coolum Beach, Cooroibah, Craiglie, Currimundi, Dolphin Heads, Earville, Edmonton, Eimeo, Forest Lake, Freshwater, Glenella, Griffin, Heathwood, Kawungan, Kewarra Beach, Lawnton, Meridan Plains, Monoora, Mooloolaba, Manunda, Marcoola, Marcus Beach, Maroochydore, Minyama, Mooroobool, Morayfield, Mount Coolum, Mount Pleasant, Mount Sheridan, Mountain Creek, Murrumba Downs, Newtown (4350), Noosa Heads, Noosaville, Ormeau, Pacific Paradise, Pacific Pines, Parrearra, Peregian Beach, Port Douglas, Proserpine, Redlynch, Rothwell, Seventeen Mile Rocks, Stratford, Sunrise Beach, Sunshine Beach, Tewantin, Trinity Beach, Twin Waters, Upper Coomera, Urraween, Victoria Point, Warana, White Rock, Woree.

Announced in February 2021:

Albany Creek, Ashgrove, Bald Hills, Burleigh Heads, Ferny Hills, Robina, Townsville.

Announced in October 2020:

Acacia Ridge, Browns Plains, Eight Mile Plains, Oxenford.

Announced in April 2022:

Littlehampton, Nairne

Announced in March 2022:

Adelaide, Angle Park, Athol Park, Bowden, Burton, Clovelly Park, Croydon Park, Eastwood, Ethelton, Evandale, Ferryden Park, Frewville, Fullarton, Glenunga, Globe Derby Park, Highgate, Hyde Park, Joslin, Kilkenny, Largs North, Malvern, Mansfield Park, Mawson Lakes, Maylands, Melrose Park, Parafield Gardens, Paralowie, Parkside, Peterhead, Queenstown, Renown Park, Semaphore Park, Semaphore South, St Clair, St Peters, Stepney, Thebarton, West Lakes Shore, Woodville Gardens, Woodville North

Announced in November 2021:

Davoren Park, Greenwith, Smithfield

Announced in August 2021:

Clovelly Park, Craigmore, Findon, Mitchell Park, Morphett Vale, Rosewater, Woodville South

Announced in May 2021:

Andrews Farm, Ascot Park, Edwardstown, Exeter, Glanville, Grange, Largs Bay, Munno Para West, New Port, Port Adelaide, Seaton, Semaphore, Tennyson, West Lakes, Woodville West.

Announced in February 2021:

Elizabeth, Gepps Cross, Golden Grove, Salisbury.

Announced in October 2020:

Osborne.

Announced in April 2022:

Attadale, Canning Vale, Halls Head, Wannanup

Announced in March 2022:

Alexander Heights, Aubin Grove, Baldivis, Banksia Grove, Bayswater, Carramar, Churchlands, Coolbinia, Daglish, Darch, Dianella, Gwelup, Hammersley, Inglewood, Joondanna, Landsdale, Langford, Leederville, Marangaroo, Mosman Park, Mount Hawthorn, North Coogee, Perth, Queens Park, Sinagra, South Guildford, St James, Subiaco, Tapping, Thornlie, Trigg, Viveash, Wandi, Woodbridge, Woodlands

Announced in November 2021:

Dianella, Edgewater, Ferndale, Gosnells, Hamilton Hill, High Wycombe, Hillarys, Lynwood, Morley*, Noranda, Padbury, Port Kennedy*, Spearwood, Stratton, Swan View, Wanneroo, Willetton

Announced in August 2021:

Armadale, Atwell, Bassendean, Bayswater, Beaconsfield, Cannington, Claremont, Forrestfield, Fremantle, Innaloo, Morley, Myaree, Piarra Waters, Port Kennedy, Rockingham, Safety Bay, Seville Grove, Shoalwater, Stirling, Waikiki, Wattle Grove, White Gum Valley, Willagee, Wilson  

Announced in May 2021:

Ascot, Balcatta, Balga, Bayswater, Beaconsfield, Beckenham, Belmont, Bentley, Bicton, Cannington, City Beach, Cloverdale, Coogee, East Cannington, East Fremantle, Fremantle, Gosnells, Hamilton Hill, Highgate, Hilton, Huntingdale, Karawara, Karrinyup, Kewdale, Maylands, Midland, Morley, Mount Lawley, Nollamara, North Fremantle, North Perth, Osborne Park, Palmyra, Redcliffe, Riverton, Rivervale, Rossmoyne, Samson, Scarborough, Shelley, South Fremantle, Southern River, Spearwood, St James, Stirling, Tuart Hill, Waikiki, Waterford, Wembley Downs, Westminster, Yokine.

Announced in February 2021:

Canning Vale, Girrawheen, Jandakot South, Kingsley, Wanneroo.

Announced in October 2020:

Cannington, Double View.

Announced in May 2021:

Camdale, Cooee, Devonport, Howrah, Legana, Ocean Vista, Park Grove, Parklands, Sandy Bay, Shorewell Park, Tranmere.

Announced in May 2021:

Alice Springs, Araluen, Braitling, Ciccone, Desert Springs, East Side, Gillen, Ilpara, Larapinta, Ross, Sadadeen, The Gap.

*Indicates identification of additional footprint in suburbs and towns previously announced.  

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why are these locations first?

These spots have been selected for reasons including:

Demand – we anticipate strong demand in these metropolitan and regional locations for higher nbn™ wholesale speed plans.

Workforce – our established construction and delivery partners, and their respective workforces, are ready to work here having recently completed our network’s initial build.4

Cost-effectiveness – we can deploy here with speed and agility, in a way that our investment is most likely to spread and multiply economic activity across the nation.

It’s worth noting that these 1.6 million premises represent around three-quarters of the current program to extend fibre deeper into communities. Our aim is to extend fibre past an additional two million homes and businesses by the end of 2023.

How does it work?

This is an on-demand model for eligible customers.

The fibre extension initiative is expected to be available to customers on existing nbn™ Fibre to the Node (FTTN) or nbn™ Fibre to the Curb (FTTC) technologies in selected areas.5

  • For locations on nbn™ FTTN

    Customers with an existing nbn™ FTTN connection who would like to order a plan based on an nbn™ Home Fast or higher may be eligible to upgrade to nbn™ FTTP.
  • For locations on nbn™ FTTC

    Customers with an existing nbn™ FTTC connection who would like to order a plan based on an nbn™ Home Superfast or higher may be eligible to upgrade to nbn™ FTTP.

I live in one of the suburbs or towns listed today. When can I get this?

The first premises will become eligible as part of a trial phase from November 2021 to early 2022. After the trial, the first eligible FTTN premises are expected to be able to order a Home Fast or higher speed service from March 2022, with more premises to follow throughout 2022 and 2023.

It’s important to note that not every premises in the towns and suburbs listed will be eligible, so seeing your location listed above is not a guarantee that you will be able to upgrade to our higher speed tiers as part of these releases.

We’ll keep you updated on our progress to evolve the nbn™ network so check back regularly for the latest news or register for updates.

I don’t live here – but I still want higher speeds…

We totally understand! That’s why we already offer a range of wholesale speeds for residential and business customers.1,2

Our residential speed tiers range from Home Basic through to Home Ultrafast, and we also have options to suit Small and Medium Businesses and Enterprise and Government. Please note that the availability of these speed tiers depends on your nbn™ access technology.

We recommend chatting to your preferred phone and internet provider to find the right speed tier to suit your needs. You can also learn more about making the most of your internet experience.

What locations are next?

Our aim is to allow up to two million premises currently in the FTTN footprint and most of the 1.5 million FTTC premises to benefit from extended fibre in the nbn™ network by the end of 2023.

nbn is continuing to consult with phone and internet providers to determine how eligible customers will be able to express their interest in ordering a higher speed broadband service and acquiring a fibre lead-in to their premises, should it be required.

So, stay tuned for further announcements.

How do I know what technology is available at my premises?

To check which nbn™ technology is being used to connect your premises to the nbn™ network, you will need to check your address. You will then be provided with your relevant information, including which technology is being used to connect your premises.

1 Regardless of the retail service you purchase, the actual wholesale speeds will be less than 1000 Mbps due to equipment and network limitations.

2 nbn provides wholesale services to phone and internet providers. nbn™ wholesale speed tiers available to providers vary depending on the access technology in an end customer’s area. An end customer’s experience, including the speeds actually achieved over the nbn™ broadband access network, depends on the nbn™ access network technology and configuration over which services are delivered to their premises, whether they are using the internet during the busy period, and some factors outside of nbn’s control (like their equipment quality, software, chosen broadband plan, signal reception, or how their provider designs its network).

3 NBN Co reserves the right to amend the list of targeted suburbs and towns for local fibre extensions at its discretion.

4 NBN Co’s build completion commitment was that all standard installation premises in Australia are able to connect to the nbn™ access network as at 30 June 2020. This excludes premises in future new developments which will be an ongoing activity for the Company beyond the build completion date. It also excludes a small proportion of premises defined as ‘complex connections’ – which includes properties that are difficult to access, culturally significant areas and heritage sites – where connection depends on factors outside NBN Co’s control such as permission from traditional owners, and where network construction to allow such premises to connect will be an ongoing activity of NBN Co beyond 30 June 2020.  

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Conditions, eligibility criteria and costs will apply – please speak with your preferred provider. Eligibility criteria includes among other things, being designated by nbn as a simple premises (e.g. standalone premises or Single Dwelling Unit (SDU)) and placing an order for an nbn® powered plan based on an eligible wholesale speed tier. Additional costs may apply to providers, who may choose to pass this charge onto their customers.

Last updated on 5 April 2022