Free NBN upgrade coming to 200,000 properties: Is your suburb included?

Posted: 8 November 2021 1:50 pm
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Half a million Aussie homes and business will now be eligible for 10 times faster NBN speeds.

NBN Co has revealed its latest list of suburbs and towns that will be eligible for an NBN upgrade, free of cost.

Around 200,000 homes and business that are currently being served by Fibre to the Node (FTTN) will be able to access Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) upgrades.

They will join 300,000 other properties that were made eligible for faster NBN back in August.

You can search the full list here to see if your suburb is eligible for a free upgrade.

FTTN is known for offering sub par speeds, between 25-50Mbps. Upgrading to FTTP normally costs a hefty $15,000 that most people aren't able to afford.

"Over the last 12 months we have so far identified the suburbs and towns where 1.6 million premises will benefit from fibre pushed deeper into communities so that more customers can access NBN Home Fast, Home Superfast or Home Ultrafast services," Kathrine Dyer, Chief Operating Officer at NBN Co, said in a media release.

It is expected that providers will begin taking orders for higher speed tiers from the first eligible customers from March 2022.

You can register with NBN Co for updates.

Why is the NBN upgrade big news?

Buffering Internet is the absolute worst when you're working from home or looking to binge watch your favourite show.

Households with 4+ people might especially suffer with 25-50Mbps speeds if everyone is online at the same time.

With this NBN upgrade, you will be able to get anywhere between 100-250Mbps. These speeds are much more suitable for larger households.

How much will faster plans cost?

Providers like Telstra, Optus and TPG stopped offering NBN 100 plans to FTTN customers as the technology hasn't been able to support faster speeds.

However, once your home receives its NBN upgrade, you can definitely start taking advantage of NBN 100 plans and above.

Providers these days are always offering new customers 6-month discounts, so you should be able to get faster Internet for cheaper.

For example, one of the cheapest NBN 100 plans on Finder is from Superloop.

The plan is priced at $69.95 per month for the first 6 months and then $89.95 per month after that.

Similarly, one of the cheaper NBN 250 plans on Finder comes from Tangerine at $94.90 monthly for the first 6 months. The price goes up to $109.90 a month thereafter.

Most NBN plans these days are contract free so you can easily switch between providers.

Is the NBN fibre upgrade available in my suburb?

You can search for your suburb in the list below to see whether you're eligible for a free upgrade.

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
Anna BayNew South Wales
AraluenNorthern Territory
ArmadaleWestern Australia
AscotWestern Australia
Ascot ParkSouth Australia
AshgroveQueensland
AtwellWestern Australia
AustinmerNew South Wales
Avalon BeachNew South Wales
AvocaQueensland
BalcattaWestern Australia
Bald HillsQueensland
BalgaWestern Australia
BalgownieNew South Wales
BanksACT
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
Bayview HeightsQueensland
BeaconsfieldVictoria
BeaconsfieldQueensland
BeaconsfieldWestern Australia
Beaumont HillsNew South Wales
BeckenhamWestern Australia
Bell ParkVictoria
BellaraQueensland
BellbowrieQueensland
BelmontNew South Wales
BelmontVictoria
BelmontWestern Australia
Belmont NorthNew South Wales
BentleyWestern Australia
Bentley ParkQueensland
BerkeleyNew South Wales
BerwickVictoria
Berwick SouthVictoria
BictonWestern Australia
BiloelaQueensland
Blacks BeachQueensland
Bli BliQueensland
BogangarNew South Wales
Bonnells BayNew South Wales
BraitlingNorthern Territory
BrassallQueensland
Brighton-Le-SandsNew South Wales
BrinsmeadQueensland
BrouleeNew South Wales
Browns PlainsQueensland
BuderimQueensland
Buff PointNew South Wales
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
CamdaleTasmania
CampbellACT
CampbelltownNew South Wales
CamperdownNew South Wales
Canning ValeWestern Australia
CanningtonWestern Australia
CannonvaleQueensland
Cape PatersonVictoria
Caroline SpringsVictoria
CarramarNew South Wales
Castaways BeachQueensland
Castle HillNew South Wales
Caves BeachNew South Wales
CharlestownNew South Wales
CicconeNorthern Territory
City BeachWestern Australia
ClaremontWestern Australia
ClaymoreNew South Wales
Clifton BeachQueensland
Clovelly ParkSouth Australia
CloverdaleWestern Australia
ConderACT
CondonQueensland
CooeeTasmania
CoogeeWestern Australia
CoolangattaQueensland
Coolum BeachQueensland
CoomeraQueensland
CooroibahQueensland
Cordeaux HeightsNew South Wales
CorletteNew South Wales
CowesVictoria
CraigieburnVictoria
CraiglieQueensland
CraigmoreSouth Australia
CranbourneVictoria
Currans HillNew South Wales
CurrimundiQueensland
DalmenyNew South Wales
Darling HeightsQueensland
DavistownNew South Wales
Davoren ParkSouth Australia
Deception BayQueensland
Deer ParkVictoria
Deer Park (additional footprint)Victoria
DelacombeVictoria
DerrimutVictoria
Desert SpringsNorthern Territory
DevonportTasmania
Diamond CreekVictoria
DianellaWestern Australia
DicksonACT
Dolphin HeadsQueensland
DoreenVictoria
Double ViewWestern Australia
DrysdaleVictoria
DubboNew South Wales
EarvilleQueensland
East AlburyNew South Wales
East CanningtonWestern Australia
East FremantleWestern Australia
East SideNorthern Territory
EchucaVictoria
EdgewaterWestern Australia
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
FerndaleWestern Australia
Ferny HillsQueensland
Figtree Glen AlpineNew South Wales
FindonSouth Australia
Fingal BayNew South Wales
Forest LakeQueensland
Forresters BeachNew South Wales
ForrestfieldWestern Australia
ForsterNew South Wales
FremantleWestern Australia
FrenchvilleQueensland
FreshwaterQueensland
GeelongVictoria
Geelong WestVictoria
Gepps CrossSouth Australia
GerringongNew South Wales
GillenNorthern Territory
GirrawheenWestern Australia
GlanvilleSouth Australia
GlenellaQueensland
Glenfield ParkNew South Wales
Glenmore ParkNew South Wales
GlenwoodNew South Wales
Golden GroveSouth Australia
GoondiwindiQueensland
GoonellabahNew South Wales
GordonACT
GorokanNew South Wales
GosnellsWestern Australia
GoulburnNew South Wales
GrangeSouth Australia
GreenvaleVictoria
GreenwithSouth Australia
GriffinQueensland
GrovedaleVictoria
Hamilton HillWestern Australia
Hamlyn HeightsVictoria
Hampton ParkVictoria
Harrington ParkNew South Wales
HarristownQueensland
HastingsVictoria
HeathwoodQueensland
High WycombeWestern Australia
HighgateWestern Australia
HightonVictoria
HillarysWestern Australia
HiltonWestern Australia
HolsworthyNew South Wales
HorningseaNew South Wales
HowrahTasmania
Hoxton ParkNew South Wales
HumeACT
Hunters HillNew South Wales
HuntingdaleWestern Australia
Huntleys CoveNew South Wales
IlparaNorthern Territory
InnalooWestern Australia
InverellNew South Wales
IslingtonNew South Wales
Jan JucVictoria
Jandakot SouthWestern Australia
JerrabomberraNew South Wales
KalimnaVictoria
Kangaroo FlatVictoria
KarawaraWestern Australia
KariongNew South Wales
KarrinyupWestern Australia
KawunganQueensland
KeiravilleNew 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
LammermoorQueensland
LaraVictoria
LarapintaNorthern Territory
Largs BaySouth Australia
LawntonQueensland
LeganaTasmania
Lennox HeadsNew South Wales
LeopoldVictoria
LiverpoolNew South Wales
LyndhurstVictoria
LynehamACT
LynwoodWestern Australia
MaitlandNew South Wales
Mango HillQueensland
ManundaQueensland
MarcoolaQueensland
Marcus BeachQueensland
MaroochydoreQueensland
MaryvilleNew South Wales
MaylandsWestern Australia
McCraeVictoria
MerewetherNew South Wales
Merewether HeightsNew South Wales
Meridan PlainsQueensland
MerndaVictoria
MidlandWestern Australia
MilduraVictoria
MiltonNew South Wales
MinyamaQueensland
Mitchell ParkSouth Australia
MoggillQueensland
Mollymook BeachNew South Wales
MonooraQueensland
MooloolabaQueensland
MoorooboolQueensland
MorayfieldQueensland
MorleyWestern Australia
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
MudgeeNew South Wales
Munno Para WestSouth Australia
Murrumba DownsQueensland
MuswellbrookNew South Wales
MyareeWestern Australia
MyrtlefordVictoria
NarangbaQueensland
NarellanNew South Wales
Narre Warren SouthVictoria
Narre Warren.Victoria
NarromineNew South Wales
Nelson BayNew South Wales
New LambtonNew South Wales
New PortSouth Australia
NewportVictoria
NewtownQueensland
Newtown (4350)Queensland
NollamaraWestern Australia
Noosa HeadsQueensland
NoosavilleQueensland
NorandaWestern Australia
NorlaneVictoria
North FremantleWestern Australia
North NowraNew South Wales
North PerthWestern Australia
North RichmondNew South Wales
North WollongongNew South Wales
O'ConnorACT
Oak FlatsNew South Wales
OakeyQueensland
Ocean GroveVictoria
Ocean VistaTasmania
Old BarNew South Wales
OrangeNew South Wales
OrangeNew South Wales
OrmeauQueensland
OsborneSouth Australia
Osborne ParkWestern Australia
Oxenford.Queensland
Pacific ParadiseQueensland
Pacific PinesQueensland
PadburyWestern Australia
PakenhamVictoria
Palm BeachNew South Wales
Palm CoveQueensland
PalmyraWestern Australia
Park GroveTasmania
ParkesNew South Wales
ParklandsTasmania
ParrearraQueensland
PearcedaleVictoria
Peregian BeachQueensland
Piarra WatersWestern Australia
Port AdelaideSouth Australia
Port DouglasQueensland
Port FairyVictoria
Port KennedyWestern Australia
Port MacquarieNew South Wales
PottsvilleNew South Wales
PrestonsNew South Wales
ProserpineQueensland
Raymond TerraceNew South Wales
RedcliffeWestern Australia
Redland BayQueensland
RedlynchQueensland
ReidACT
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
SaleVictoria
SalisburySouth Australia
SamsonWestern Australia
San RemoNew South Wales
Sandy BayTasmania
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 ParkTasmania
SingletonNew South Wales
Sippy DownsQueensland
SmithfieldQueensland
SmithfieldSouth Australia
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
StratfordQueensland
StrattonWestern Australia
SunburyVictoria
Sunrise BeachQueensland
Sunshine BeachQueensland
Sunshine WestVictoria
Sussex InletNew South Wales
SutherlandNew South Wales
Swan ViewWestern Australia
SydenhamVictoria
TaranganbaQueensland
TarneitVictoria
Tarneit TorquayVictoria
TarroNew South Wales
Taylors LakesVictoria
TennysonSouth Australia
TerrigalNew South Wales
TewantinQueensland
The GapNorthern Territory
The PondsNew South Wales
ThirroulNew South Wales
ThurgoonaNew South Wales
Toowoomba CityQueensland
TorontoNew South Wales
TorquayVictoria
TownsvilleQueensland
TranmereTasmania
TraralgonVictoria
Trinity BeachQueensland
Tuart HillWestern Australia
TuncurryNew South Wales
TurnerACT
Tweed HeadsNew South Wales
Tweed Heads SouthNew South Wales
Twin WatersQueensland
UlladullaNew South Wales
Umina BeachNew South Wales
UnanderraNew South Wales
Upper CoomeraQueensland
UrraweenQueensland
Victoria PointQueensland
WaikikiWestern Australia
WamberalNew South Wales
WangarattaVictoria
WannerooWestern Australia
WaranaQueensland
WarillaNew South Wales
Warners BayNew South Wales
WarrawongNew South Wales
WarrnamboolVictoria
WaterfordWestern Australia
Wattle GroveWestern Australia
Waurn PondsVictoria
WellingtonNew South Wales
Wembley DownsWestern Australia
West HoxtonNew South Wales
West LakesSouth Australia
West WodongaVictoria
WestminsterWestern Australia
Wetherill Park.New South Wales
White Gum ValleyWestern Australia
White RockQueensland
WhittleseaVictoria
WillageeWestern Australia
WillettonWestern Australia
WilliamstownVictoria
Williamstown NorthVictoria
WilsonWestern Australia
WindangNew South Wales
WindradyneNew South Wales
WodongaVictoria
WonthaggiVictoria
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
WyomingNew South Wales
WyongNew South Wales
YambaNew South Wales
Yarra GlenVictoria
YattalungaNew South Wales
YokineWestern Australia
Yorkeys KnobQueensland

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