Mapped: Free charging locations for Pokémon GO players in Australia

Brodie Fogg 14 July 2016

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Pokémon GO has been as much a drain on our batteries as it has been on the overall productivity of Australia. Here is a map of public places where you can recharge your phone for free.

Just over a week ago, the average smartphone battery would almost get you through a day of calls, texts and cat GIFS. However, that all changed with the launch of the worldwide phenomenon Pokémon GO. Now smartphone users are scrambling for the nearest power outlet for a smattering of battery. The augmented reality game has captivated Australia, but the reality is: our smartphone batteries can handle roughly three hours of gameplay.

In the past week, interest in power banks has been growing and many are opting to carry a secondary power reservoir.

However, you don't need to fork out the cash just for a bit of juice (especially when it would be better spent throwing down an incense). There are hundreds of locations around Australia where you can recharge your device for free.

Check out our map of every free mobile charging location for Pokémon GO users around Australia.

Note: While charge stations are technically free services, some establishments might implore you to buy a beer or sausage roll to access their power supply - so go on, treat yourself. Also, Virgin Mobile retail stores are only offering free charging to Pokémon GO trainers. 

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