NBN upgrades incoming: All the suburbs that can get faster Internet

Posted: 31 August 2021 10:53 am
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These upgrades mean you'll get access to 10 times more speed than your current NBN connection.

NBN Co is giving the green light to 300,000 homes and businesses to benefit from Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) upgrades free of cost.

This will come as a relief to anyone on the Fibre to the Node (FTTN) connection which is known for offering sub-par NBN speeds.

Normally it would cost you around $15,000 to upgrade.

"We're very pleased to announce the latest list of suburbs and towns across Australia – from Avalon Beach on Sydney's northern beaches peninsula to Fremantle, Western Australia," Kathrine Dyer, chief operating officer at NBN Co said in a media release.

"We will launch a small-scale pilot of the FTTN to FTTP upgrade program to enable the first eligible premises to access a higher speed NBN Home Fast, NBN Home Superfast or NBN Home Ultrafast service via their chosen Internet retailer in November this year."

Click to see the full list of suburbs here

Why is this NBN upgrade so important?

Households struggling with 25-50Mbps speeds will finally be able to avoid buffering Internet issues when the upgrade rolls around to their premises.

This will especially benefit households of 4 or above that are logged on simultaneously.

Given NBN providers these days are always offering hefty discounts, you can get faster speeds for cheaper prices, at least for your first 6 months.

One of the cheapest NBN 100 plans in our database from Superloop will cost you $69.95 monthly for the first 6 months, then $89.95 a month after that.

Similarly, you can get NBN 250 for only $94.90 a month for the first 6 months with Tangerine, then $109.90 a month thereafter. There's no lock-in contract so you can always leave if your need for speed isn't that great after all.

Can I get an NBN fibre upgrade in my suburb?

This table lists every suburb which NBN Co has announced is potentially eligible for FTTN to FTTP upgrades – all 452 of them.

You can search by name to find your suburb. Remember, you're not guaranteed to be eligible even if you are on the list, but it's a start!

SuburbState/territory
Acacia RidgeQueensland
Aireys InletVictoria
Albany CreekQueensland
Albert ParkVictoria
Albion ParkNew South Wales
Albion Park RailNew South Wales
Alexandra HeadlandQueensland
AlexandriaNew South Wales
AlfredtonVictoria
Alice SpringsNorthern Territory
AlstonvilleNew South Wales
AmbarvaleNew South Wales
AndergroveQueensland
Andrews FarmSouth Australia
AraluenNorthern Territory
ArmadaleWestern Australia
AscotWestern Australia
Ascot ParkSouth Australia
AshgroveQueensland
AtwellWestern Australia
AustinmerNew South Wales
Avalon BeachNew South Wales
BalcattaWestern Australia
Bald HillsQueensland
BalgaWestern Australia
BalgownieNew South Wales
BanksAustralian Capital Territory
BankstownNew South Wales
Banora PointNew South Wales
BargaraQueensland
Barrack HeightsNew South Wales
Barrack PointNew South Wales
Barwon HeadsVictoria
BassendeanWestern Australia
Batemans BayNew South Wales
BathurstNew South Wales
Battery HillQueensland
BayswaterWestern Australia
BayswaterWestern Australia
Bayview HeightsQueensland
BeaconsfieldVictoria
BeaconsfieldWestern Australia
BeaconsfieldQueensland
BeaconsfieldWestern Australia
Beaumont HillsNew South Wales
BeckenhamWestern Australia
BellaraQueensland
BellbowrieQueensland
BelmontNew South Wales
BelmontVictoria
BelmontWestern Australia
Belmont NorthNew South Wales
BentleyWestern Australia
Bentley ParkQueensland
BerkeleyNew South Wales
BerwickVictoria
BerwickVictoria
Berwick SouthVictoria
BictonWestern Australia
Blacks BeachQueensland
Bli BliQueensland
BogangarNew South Wales
BraitlingNorthern Territory
BrassallQueensland
Brighton-Le-SandsNew South Wales
BrinsmeadQueensland
BrinsmeadQueensland
BrouleeNew South Wales
Browns PlainsQueensland
BuderimQueensland
BulimbaQueensland
BundeenaNew South Wales
Burleigh HeadsQueensland
BurpengaryQueensland
Burpengary EastQueensland
Byron BayNew South Wales
Cabarita BeachNew South Wales
CabooltureQueensland
Caboolture SouthQueensland
Callala BayNew South Wales
Callala BeachNew South Wales
CamdaleTas
CampbellAustralian Capital Territory
CampbelltownNew South Wales
CampbelltownNew South Wales
CamperdownNew South Wales
Canning ValeWestern Australia
CanningtonWestern Australia
CanningtonWestern Australia
CannonvaleQueensland
Caroline SpringsVictoria
CarramarNew South Wales
CarringtonWestern Australia
Castaways BeachQueensland
Castle HillNew South Wales
CharlestownNew South Wales
CharlestownNew South Wales
CicconeNorthern Territory
City BeachWestern Australia
ClaremontWestern Australia
ClaymoreNew South Wales
Clifton BeachQueensland
Clovelly ParkSouth Australia
CloverdaleWestern Australia
ConderAustralian Capital Territory
CondonQueensland
CooeeTas
CoogeeWestern Australia
CoolangattaQueensland
Coolum BeachQueensland
CoomeraQueensland
CooroibahQueensland
Cordeaux HeightsNew South Wales
CorletteNew South Wales
CowesVictoria
CraigieburnVictoria
CraigieburnVictoria
CraiglieQueensland
CraigmoreSouth Australia
CranbourneVictoria
Currans HillNew South Wales
CurrimundiQueensland
DalmenyNew South Wales
Darling HeightsQueensland
DavistownNew South Wales
Deer ParkVictoria
Deer Park (additional footprint)Victoria
DelacombeVictoria
DerrimutVictoria
Desert SpringsNorthern Territory
DevonportTas
DicksonAustralian Capital Territory
Dolphin HeadsQueensland
Double ViewWestern Australia
DubboNew South Wales
EarvilleQueensland
East AlburyNew South Wales
East CanningtonWestern Australia
East FremantleWestern Australia
East SideNorthern Territory
EchucaVictoria
EchucaVictoria
EdmontonQueensland
EdmontonQueensland
EdwardstownSouth Australia
Eight Mile PlainsQueensland
EimeoQueensland
ElderslieNew South Wales
ElizabethSouth Australia
ErinaNew South Wales
ErskinevilleNew South Wales
Ettalong BeachNew South Wales
ExeterSouth Australia
FairhavenVictoria
Fairy MeadowNew South Wales
Farmborough HeightsNew South Wales
Ferny HillsQueensland
FigtreeNew South Wales
FindonSouth Australia
Fingal BayNew South Wales
Forest LakeQueensland
ForrestfieldWestern Australia
ForsterNew South Wales
FremantleWestern Australia
FremantleWestern Australia
FreshwaterQueensland
GeelongVictoria
Geelong WestVictoria
Gepps CrossSouth Australia
GerringongNew South Wales
GillenNorthern Territory
GirrawheenWestern Australia
GlanvilleSouth Australia
Glen AlpineNew South Wales
GlenellaQueensland
Glenfield ParkNew South Wales
Glenmore ParkNew South Wales
Glenmore ParkNew South Wales
GlenwoodNew South Wales
Golden GroveSouth Australia
GoonellabahNew South Wales
GordonAustralian Capital Territory
GorokanNew South Wales
GosnellsWestern Australia
GoulburnNew South Wales
GrangeSouth Australia
GriffinQueensland
GrovedaleVictoria
Hamilton HillWestern Australia
Hampton ParkVictoria
Harrington ParkNew South Wales
HarristownQueensland
HastingsVictoria
HeathwoodQueensland
HighgateWestern Australia
HightonVictoria
HiltonWestern Australia
HolsworthyNew South Wales
HorningseaNew South Wales
HowrahTas
Hoxton ParkNew South Wales
HumeAustralian Capital Territory
Hunters HillNew South Wales
HuntingdaleWestern Australia
Huntleys CoveNew South Wales
IlparaNorthern Territory
InnalooWestern Australia
IslingtonNew South Wales
Jandakot SouthWestern Australia
JerrabomberraNew South Wales
KalimnaVictoria
Kangaroo FlatVictoria
KarawaraWestern Australia
KariongNew South Wales
KarrinyupWestern Australia
KawunganQueensland
KeiravilleNew South Wales
KellyvilleNew South Wales
KellyvilleNew South Wales
Kellyville RidgeNew South Wales
Kewarra BeachQueensland
KewdaleWestern Australia
KiallaVictoria
KincumberNew South Wales
KingsleyWestern Australia
Lake HeightsNew South Wales
Lake IllawarraNew South Wales
Lakes EntranceVictoria
Lakes EntranceVictoria
LarapintaNorthern Territory
Largs BaySouth Australia
LawntonQueensland
LeganaTas
Lennox HeadsNew South Wales
LeopoldVictoria
LiverpoolNew South Wales
LyndhurstVictoria
LynehamAustralian Capital Territory
MaitlandNew South Wales
ManundaQueensland
MarcoolaQueensland
Marcus BeachQueensland
MaroochydoreQueensland
MaroochydoreQueensland
MaryvilleNew South Wales
MaylandsWestern Australia
Merewether HeightsNew South Wales
Meridan PlainsQueensland
MerndaVictoria
MidlandWestern Australia
MiltonNew South Wales
MinyamaQueensland
Mitchell ParkSouth Australia
MoggillQueensland
Mollymook BeachNew South Wales
MonooraQueensland
MooloolabaQueensland
MoorooboolQueensland
MorayfieldQueensland
MorleyWestern Australia
MorleyWestern Australia
MorningtonVictoria
MorningtonVictoria
Morphett ValeSouth Australia
Mount AnnanNew South Wales
Mount CoolumQueensland
Mount LawleyWestern Australia
Mount PleasantNew South Wales
Mount PleasantQueensland
Mount SheridanQueensland
Mount WarrigalNew South Wales
Mountain CreekQueensland
Munno Park WestSouth Australia
Murrumba DownsQueensland
MyareeWestern Australia
MyrtlefordVictoria
NarellanNew South Wales
NarellanNew South Wales
Narre WarrenVictoria
Narre Warren SouthVictoria
Nelson BayNew South Wales
New LambtonNew South Wales
New PortSouth Australia
NewportVictoria
NewtownQueensland
Newtown (4350)Queensland
NollamaraWestern Australia
Noosa HeadsQueensland
NoosavilleQueensland
North FremantleWestern Australia
North NowraNew South Wales
North PerthWestern Australia
North RichmondNew South Wales
North WollongongNew South Wales
O'ConnorAustralian Capital Territory
Oak FlatsNew South Wales
OakeyQueensland
Ocean GroveVictoria
Ocean VistaTas
Old BarNew South Wales
OrangeNew South Wales
OrmeauQueensland
OsborneSouth Australia
Osborne ParkWestern Australia
OxenfordQueensland
Pacific ParadiseQueensland
Pacific PinesQueensland
PakenhamVictoria
PakenhamVictoria
Palm BeachNew South Wales
Palm CoveQueensland
PalmyraWestern Australia
Park GroveTas
ParklandsTas
ParrearraQueensland
PearcedaleVictoria
Peregian BeachQueensland
Piarra WatersWestern Australia
Port AdelaideSouth Australia
Port DouglasQueensland
Port FairyVictoria
Port KennedyWestern Australia
PottsvilleNew South Wales
PrestonsNew South Wales
ProserpineQueensland
Raymond TerraceNew South Wales
RedcliffeWestern Australia
Redland BayQueensland
RedlynchQueensland
ReidAustralian Capital Territory
RivertonWestern Australia
RivervaleWestern Australia
RobinaQueensland
RockinghamWestern Australia
RosebudVictoria
RosewaterSouth Australia
RossNorthern Territory
RossmoyneWestern Australia
RothwellQueensland
Rouse HillNew South Wales
RuseNew South Wales
SadadeenNorthern Territory
Safety BayWestern Australia
Salamander BayNew South Wales
SalisburySouth Australia
SamsonWestern Australia
Sandy BayTas
ScarboroughWestern Australia
SeatonSouth Australia
SebastopolVictoria
SemaphoreSouth Australia
Seven HillsNew South Wales
Seventeen Mile RocksQueensland
Seville GroveWestern Australia
SeymourVictoria
ShelleyWestern Australia
Shoal BayNew South Wales
ShoalwaterWestern Australia
Shorewell ParkTas
SingletonNew South Wales
Sippy DownsQueensland
SmithfieldQueensland
Soldiers PointNew South Wales
SomervilleVictoria
South FremantleWestern Australia
Southern RiverWestern Australia
SpearwoodWestern Australia
Springfield LakesQueensland
St Georges BasinNew South Wales
St JamesWestern Australia
Stanhope GardensNew South Wales
StirlingWestern Australia
StirlingWestern Australia
StratfordQueensland
SunburyVictoria
Sunrise BeachQueensland
Sunshine BeachQueensland
Sunshine WestVictoria
Sussex InletNew South Wales
SutherlandNew South Wales
SydenhamVictoria
TarneitVictoria
TarneitVictoria
TarroNew South Wales
TennysonSouth Australia
TerrigalNew South Wales
TewantinQueensland
The GapNorthern Territory
The PondsNew South Wales
ThirroulNew South Wales
Toowoomba CityQueensland
TorontoNew South Wales
TorquayVictoria
TownsvilleQueensland
TranmereTas
TraralgonVictoria
TraralgonVictoria
Trinity BeachQueensland
Tuart HillWestern Australia
TuncurryNew South Wales
TurnerAustralian Capital Territory
Tweed HeadsNew South Wales
Tweed HeadsNew South Wales
Tweed Heads SouthNew South Wales
Twin WatersQueensland
UlladullaNew South Wales
Umina BeachNew South Wales
UnanderraNew South Wales
Upper CoomeraQueensland
Upper CoomeraQueensland
UrraweenQueensland
Victoria PointQueensland
WaikikiWestern Australia
WaikikiWestern Australia
WangarattaVictoria
WannerooWestern Australia
WaranaQueensland
WarillaNew South Wales
Warners BayNew South Wales
WarrawongNew South Wales
WarrnamboolVictoria
WarrnamboolVictoria
WaterfordWestern Australia
Wattle GroveWestern Australia
Waurn PondsVictoria
Wembley DownsWestern Australia
West HoxtonNew South Wales
West LakesSouth Australia
West WodongaVictoria
WestminsterWestern Australia
Wetherill ParkNew South Wales
White Gum ValleyWestern Australia
White RockQueensland
WillageeWestern Australia
WilliamstownVictoria
Williamstown NorthVictoria
WilsonWestern Australia
WindangNew South Wales
WodongaVictoria
WoodbineNew South Wales
Woodville SouthSouth Australia
Woodville WestSouth Australia
WoolwichNew South Wales
WoononaNew South Wales
Woori YallockVictoria
WoreeQueensland
WorrigeeNew South Wales
Woy WoyNew South Wales
YambaNew South Wales
YattalungaNew South Wales
YokineWestern Australia
Yorkeys KnobQueensland

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