Which Places Will Now Get The NBN By 2016?

Which Places Will Now Get The NBN By 2016?

The rollout plan for the National Broadband Network was updated again today, with thousands of new locations announced that should see the fibre network installed by June 2016. Is your suburb one of the almost 3000 places that have been added? Find out on our interactive map.

There’s a full list of the newly-added locations in the press release announcing the update to the NBN 3-year rollout plan. By June 2016, the NBN will have passed 4.85 million premises according to NBN Co’s current projections.

To make it easier to see the new sites in context, we’ve placed all the new location names on the map below. Zoom in to check it out, or search for specific suburb names in the search box.

Remember, these are the newly-added locations, not every single NBN-equipped premise under the plan at that date. You can check the details for specific addresses at the NBN site. It’s also worth pointing out that while the announced location names are new information, this doesn’t represent a modification of the existing NBN plan — it’s confirming more detail from the existing plan.

Whether the NBN actually emerges in this form will depend on the outcome of the September election. The Coalition has proposed an alternative format using fibre-to-the-node rather than fibre-to-the-premises, which would utilise existing copper lines for the final connection to households. That’s a potentially cheaper and faster approach but delivers lower speeds, involves uncertain ongoing maintenance costs given the highly variable nature of the copper network and will be more expensive to upgrade to higher speeds. Under the current plan, gigabit speeds will become available from December, though we don’t yet know pricing.


  • If the Coalition win in the next election, Labor will doubtless be blaming them for all the things the NBN subsequently doesn’t achieve. Which is pretty rich considering Blacktown was lauded as the first NBN-connected Sydney suburb despite Riverstone having been ‘under construction’ since 2011 and still not a single bit of fibre being laid. Might explain why when Stephen Conroy was in town to meet with local Michelle Rowland to launch the “Riverstone Digital Hub” it was with absolute minimal fanfare to the point of actively hiding when/where the meeting was from the public until after the fact.

    Perhaps in their heads its better to under-deliver and put a lid on the cost blow-out until after another election than to shine yet another Labor Waste torch.

  • Not coming to my town, but it finally looks like my friend who lives in a new estate without even the capacity to have ADSL will be getting the NBN. Totally moving in at her place when she gets it!

    • Only if the ALP win. Remember under the Coalition plan if you can’t get ADSL, you can’t get their NBN. The copper to your home is the reason ADSL isn’t available. That isn’t being replaced.

      • Yeah fair point =/ Keep the country in the dark ages! Such a brilliant scheme, why are people so excited to be voting for such a backwards mob.

      • New estates get FTTH under either parties NBN proposals. Any new subdivision with more than 100 proposed lots in a 3 year window, for the last 3 years, have had fibre installed.

      • I was reading the article and started thinking about this when I got to the Coalition bit. I was going to ask about it. We built our house (3 years ago) and were only told after we moved in that our next door neighbours were the last in the street to get ADSL. From our house onwards down the street, the best we could do as a wired solution was dialup. As if I didn’t think the Coalition’s plan was bad enough, this just cemented that idea for me.

  • I’m willing to put a lot of money on most of these places having nothing by 2016 (ignoring a change of government of course) – to be honest I’m a little amazed anyone could quote Conroy’s figures as a realistic estimate – a few years ago we were going to have over a million premises passed by next month, last year it was down to 300,000, the actual figure will be under 100,000, surely there’s a logical point where politicians’ wild claims must be questioned rather than simply swallowed as gospel

    I happen to live in Greenway where the great launch for a small corner of Blacktown took place, I also happen to have friends who bought/built a new build on one of the estates, when they bought up about 18 months ago part of the deal was ‘NBN read’y – guess what’s sitting in the garage? An empty grey box, no copper, no optics – therefore no internet, no back-to-base alarm, no landline etc, they have to rely on mobile (which is not only slow and expensive, but still limited and patchy in new estates out west)

    Hilariously, they have glossy brochures declaring ‘Welcome to the NBN’ and ‘Your new house has the NBN’ (or words to that effect) in massive font, quoting millions of households being connected. taking pride of place on the coffee table – they’ve been told it still won’t be in for another 6 months (which is September now – time will tell…)

    You can read all the defences of the roll-out that you want, but nothing compares to the real-world scenario of whole new estates not only failing to receive their promised high-speed internet (and claiming compensation for lack thereof), but not even having bog standard copper like my own 70s house – meanwhile the government hype up the benefits of high-speed internet and yet refuse to acknowledge the fact that the scheme is actually worsening connections for thousands of people, at least in the short term

    Moral of the story – don’t buy a new build if the infrastructure is only ‘promised’

    • When looking for a new humble abode close to the Sydney CBD last year, I by chance found a place that heralded in similiar glitzy writing “NBN ready in July 2012”. My partner & I went off that as the deciding factor to call this place our new home. Of all places for the NBN it was a multi-dwelling-unit (apartment).

      Since moving in in July 2012 we’ve enjoyed the 2nd-slowest speed plan of 25/5 MBPS (with 3 higher speeds to upgrade to if I ever feel the need to) on Internode , with no problems since. Even NBNCo to get on the maintenance has been efficient and no downtimes. The speed is a guaranteed and consistent at 24-25MBPS always on SpeedTest.net, no drop outs, no interruptions etc.

      Moral of the story – You can’t just generalise. Sometimes you will get whats advertised, I even know of friends down South-West in new housing estates who have NBN already. But I agree your situation that’s been thrown in, and 18+ months of promises, that’s a horror. Hopefully your situation improves and the roll outs continue.

  • At first I was excited – construction within one year! But then I realised that will be too late. After September, the Coalition will spend $25 billion of our tax dollars so that the rich can have fast internet…..

  • My suburb within one of Victoria’s biggest councils and specifically my street just had the entire power cabling redone but in their wisdom they didn’t do the NBN fibre at the same time. We’re not listed in this latest rollout update either. I also don’t understand their rollout map as it shows “NBN is coming to my area but construction has not commenced” while simultaneously showing “There are now NBN services in your area”…WTF

    Fantastic, I find it funny Foxtel can rollout an entire cable network but NBN can’t get this done or even have a date organised for a council suburb with 154,000 population.

  • something’s wrong with that map. I clicked my hometown of Koroit, Victoria (south western coast, just above Warrnambool on the coast) and the box says “Southern Cross, Western Australia”.

  • What happens if the coalition makes government though. Wouldn’t this list mean nothing? I’m guessing they’re going to pull all funding from the Labor NBN and replace it with their shoddy one.

    • From what I’ve read online, it will be the same contractors doing the work.

      My opinion is they cant pull out whats already laid, but the roll out will have changes & more technology [old copper] in the mix too. So all the protocol and process changes will delay a little more, and laying more down will add some more sweet time on top of that too.

      A question like this is really important though because it highlights so many “what if’s” but not enough answers will be given.

  • By 2016? Seriously.

    I’m sorry but Australia is so behind the times it’s just ridiculous, when I was a little kid growing up in England I had unlimited internet going at 100mb/s with NTL and that was considered pretty average.
    This country is meant to be a western one but my god it doesn’t feel like it most of the time.

  • *laughs hysterically* Even with the conservative suburb count, mine’s not even on the “started to build list” and apparently was meant to have nbn by June this year. We’ll be stuck with our appalling overloaded adsl connections that can’t even manage 3mb/s for some time I’d imagine.

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