Find Out If Your Suburb Is Likely To Get NBN's New Fibre-To-The-Curb

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NBN Co, the company overseeing the rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN), has already said it will be deploying fibre-to-the-distribution point (FTTdp) to a number suburbs across Australia. We now know which suburbs are likely to get FTTdp. Here's the list.

Also known as fibre-to-the-curb, FTTdp is arguably a better option than fibre-to-the-node (FTTN), the predominant technology that is being used for the NBN. The company has previously stated that it intends to replace the Optus HFC assets that it bought in 2011 with FTTdp.

As reported by iTNews and confirmed by NBN Co to Lifehacker Australia, the 42 suburbs that are likely to the get FTTdp include:


  • Botany
  • Burwood
  • Como
  • Cronulla
  • Dural
  • Edensor Park
  • Frenchs Forest
  • Guildford
  • Homebush
  • Hornsby
  • Hunters Hill
  • Kogarah
  • Miranda
  • Mona Vale
  • Orchard Hill
  • Peakhurst
  • Ramsgate
  • Revesby
  • Rockdale
  • Silverwater
  • Springwood

In Victoria

  • Altona
  • Coburg
  • Chelsea
  • Dandenong
  • Epping
  • Fawkner
  • Frankston
  • Footscray
  • Heidelberg
  • Lilydale
  • Laverton
  • Mount Eliza
  • Montrose
  • North Esssendon
  • Newport
  • Richmond
  • Seaford
  • Thomastown

In Queensland

  • Bundamba
  • Brassall
  • Ipswich

This FTTdp rollout covers around 450,000 premises. Is your suburb on the list? Let us know in the comments.

See Also:Here's Every Suburb That Will Be Getting The NBN In 2017



    This FTTdp rollout covers around 450,000 premises. Is your suburb on the list? Let us know in the comments.


    i was under the impression i was in an optus only hfc area.. but not on the list *sigh*

    Mine is on the list, yet the roll out map tells my I won't be getting it till 2019.

    Nope. Surprised that areas around universities aren't getting it, due to the presence of specialists and start-ups around them

    This FTTdp rollout covers around 450,000 premises. Is your suburb on the list? Let us know in the comments.
    My state isn't even listed, let alone suburb.

      You must be joking. Tasmania absolutely received preferential treatment for the NBN rollout.

      Just compare the current availability of service in Hobart to that of Melbourne and Sydney. And most of the areas in Melbourne and Sydney that are now serviced have only very recently come online.

      Tasmanians can complain about a lot of things, but provisioning of, and timely access to the NBN is most definitely not one of them.

        I agree most Tasmanians can't complain, but the NBA rollout hit South Hobart 4 years ago, but stopped less than 1km from my house (by road, not even line of sight), and it's now maybe scheduled for may, and we might be getting fibre, or not. Made even worse because our house was only built two years ago, so fibre should've been run during construction, but sadly no.

    is that suburb which are the service areas? so the surburbs include the nearby suburbs?

      No, any suburb unlisted would not be serviced, not even streets just across the road

    My state isn't even on the list ?

    I have issues with this list. The estate of my suburb has about 2 streets with Optus HFC, which by the way must be one of a few areas to get an underground Optus HFC network.

    So will my whole estate get the FTTdp or will they just roll out FTTN or will the whole suburb get FTTdp? Too many questions and not enough answers!

    My suburb is on that list in NSW. Which frankly, shocked the hell out of me.

    I'm not completely sure I understand what Optus HFC is. The iTNews article says "All sit within the Optus HFC footprint" but my suburb is a Telstra exchange? My ISP account says I am on Telstra Wholesale. Is this something different?

    I am also a bit confuddled as that iTnews article says that FTTdp will start deployment this year - but the NBN rollout site says "Jan-Jun 2019" for my suburb.

    I find this all very confusing.

      Optus HFC = Optus Cable, like foxtel cable but optus version, totally separate from the phone network.
      FTTdp will start this year *somewhere*, not necessarily for your suburb

        Ahh I did wonder if that was what it is, but I am pretty sure we can't get Optus cable here either. Foxtel only, via satellite. Hmm. Anyway, thank you for clarifying that and the FTTdp thing. I'm starting to feel old, technology is getting beyond my understanding lol

    It's spelt as kerb in Australia.

    Curb is to restrain or keep in check.

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