Here Are All The Suburbs Upgrading To NBN’S FTTC Network

Here Are All The Suburbs Upgrading To NBN’S FTTC Network

Last week, NBN Co began installing Fibre-To-The-Curb (FTTC) broadband internet to various suburbs around Australia. (Originally, most of these homes were slated to receive the inferior Fibre-To-The-Node (FTTN) technology.) In all, more than one million Aussie premises are expected to receive substantial online performance boosts due to this rollout change. Here are all the suburbs that have been added to the FTTC list.

Following trials in Melbourne’s Coburg, NBN Co will finally begin rolling out FTTC installations in the months ahead, with connected homes expected to appear sometime in 2018. All states and territories are set to receive FTTC with the exception of Tasmania and the Northern Territory. As you’d expect, Sydney and Melbourne will get the lion’s share of FTTC connections, but select suburbs in Queensland, WA, South Australia, the ACT and regional NSW/Victoria have also been added to the list.

Here are the suburbs where NBN Co expects to start construction to build the FTTC network in each state, in alphabetical order:


  • Ballina
  • Bega
  • Bellingen
  • Braidwood
  • Burwood
  • Casino
  • Coolamon
  • Crescent Head
  • Currarong
  • Dorrigo
  • Edensor Park
  • Finley
  • Frenchs Forest
  • Greenwell Point
  • Haymarket
  • Hornsby
  • Howlong Miranda
  • Kensington
  • Kurrajong
  • Lake Cathie
  • Liverpool
  • Manilla
  • Merimbula
  • Mona Vale
  • Moruya
  • Narooma
  • Narrabri
  • Nords Wharf
  • Nyngan
  • Orchard Hills
  • Portland
  • Rockdale
  • Ryde
  • Silverwater
  • South West Rocks
  • Springwood
  • Tenterfield
  • Tocumwal South Sydney
  • Tuross Head
  • Uralla
  • Walcha
  • Walgett
  • Warialda
  • Woolgoolga


  • Altona Meadows
  • Ararat
  • Benalla
  • Beaufort
  • Broadmeadows
  • Botanic Ridge
  • Burnside
  • Campbellfield
  • Caroline Springs
  • Coburg
  • Coburg North
  • Coolaroo
  • Corryong
  • Cranbourne East
  • Dandenong
  • Dandenong South
  • Deer Park
  • Eaglehawk
  • Edenhope
  • Epping
  • Epsom
  • Euroa
  • Ferntree Gully
  • Footscray
  • Geelong
  • Greenvale
  • Hallam
  • Hillside
  • Jacana
  • Junction Ridge
  • Keilor Lodge
  • Koroit
  • Laverton
  • Laverton North
  • Lilydale
  • Mansfield
  • Meadow Heights
  • Melbourne CBD
  • Mulgrave
  • Myrtleford
  • Nagambie
  • Narre Warren North
  • Nhill
  • Pascoe Vale
  • Paynesville
  • Rowville
  • Seabrook
  • Sebastopol
  • Stawell
  • St Arnaud
  • Sydenham
  • Tallangatta
  • Tatura
  • Taylors Lake
  • Warracknabeal
  • Wyndham Vale
  • Yarrawonga
  • Yea


  • Agnes Water
  • Albion
  • Ashmore
  • Aspley
  • Beerwah
  • Boyne Island
  • Bundamba
  • Brassall
  • Calliope
  • Charlotte
  • Gladstone
  • Inglewood
  • Ipswich
  • Kooralbyn
  • Landsborough
  • Maryborough
  • Moura
  • Mount Tamborine
  • Rothwell
  • Salisbury
  • St George
  • Winton
  • Woodford


  • Deakin

South Australia

  • Croydon
  • Glenunga
  • Elizabeth

Western Australia

  • Bayswater
  • Bedford
  • Embleton
  • Inglewood
  • Banksia Grove
  • Pearsall

Can’t see your suburb on the list? Head to NBN Co’s address checker to check the NBN install date and technology type for your area.


  • I will take this list with a grain of salt. Last time the FTTC list was released my suburb was on the new FTTC list, but on closer inspection not the whole suburb. The NBNco’s web site now no longer advises which technology you get either.

  • And of course those of us who have already been stuck with Fibre to the Node, won’t be able to upgrade to fibre to the curb.
    I’m pretty sure our FTTN slows to a crawl about 7pm so much so that we reboot the Telstra router to force a new connection.
    Grr this is what happens when pooiticians (sic) get their grubby fingers into a technical solution.

  • What I find frustrating is that you register your address to be kept informed of rollout changes. I’ve been subscribed for a few years now and not once have I ever received an email.

    Apart from being on the FTTC list for the last few months, I’ve now been removed and pushed back to 2020. HOWEVER, my local exchange is on this list for FTTC. So it seems that either my address has been excluded or their checking system is totally inaccurate.

    Either way, NBN are are absolute joke for managing user expectations.

  • Not much hope for NBN they can not even spell correctly. Their new FTTC (Fibre to the Curb) as they call it. Kerb is spelt with a K. Curb has a totally different meaning. If the can’t get the spelling correct what hope have we that they can get the technology correct. I am an NBN subscriber and my service is FTTN which is abysmally slow, slower than my previous ADSL2 service and I am paying more. Australia is 50th in the world for internet speed, so sad. The hype with NBN when it was first muted was the we would be world leaders in internet speed but with succesive goverments we have lost all hope of being world leaders for internet speed. It is a pity that they didn’t go ahead with FTTH (Fibre to the home) as was the original concept. To really be world leaders we will have to upgrade our system to FTTH in the future with all the addition cost that will incur and the consumer will end up paying for these upgrades.

    • Pretty sure they spelled it exactly as they meant to – “Curb Your Internet”.

    • Just a note on the spelling issue: the reported reason that nbn used FTTC rather than FTTK is the majority of the equipment being sourced for it is from US based vendors (who use the curb variation spelling thanks to the wonders of American English).

    • Seriously how has this gone unnoticed. It’s been driving me nuts that the acronym is FTTC instead of FTTK. Last time I took notice I was in Australia spelling words in Australian like KERB ffs.

    • I have been put back for the sixth time for an nbn connection.yet each side of my house has been installed before calls just dont turn up.telstra is the provider.luckily i can now cancel he contract

  • Ha, Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC)* in 2019 if I am lucky.
    This means they will be using the existing cable previously used by Optus for an overloaded sub-optimal coax shared service which has been sitting there dormant since I moved in 10 years ago. Inner west city suburbia gets this while government housing placements in the country already have fttn. Thanks for the quality service NBN.

  • More concerned about their maths.

    NBN Co reduced the wholesale pricing earlier this year, which wasnt passed on to home or business consumers… and the government is about to push the levy and somehow thats probably going to be passed instantly straight on to consumers. *facepalm*

  • Only three suburbs in SA. That’s what you get for having a State Labor Gov. Crappy one at that.

  • Have a look at the NBN Rollout map. Notice how Macquarie Park, Lane Cove National Park, Rookwood Cemetery, and North Head are all connected or being connected. Shouldn’t be a surprise though that cemeteries are connected before live customers, should it? I suppose they don’t complain as much. Gives a false impression though.

  • Fuck the NBN and fuck the Liberals,

    A fucking decade until we will be able to do FTTP again.

    So get fucked

  • So now they’re going as far as the curb? JUST GO TO THE FUCKING PREMISES YOU DAFT WANKERS. YOU’RE ALMOST THERE. No, couldn’t possibly admit that Labor had a better idea than them. Nope. Never.

  • In our area we include Greenwell Point which is part of area GRE. NBN have said that Greenwell Point will not be totally FTTC. NBN said that FTTC costs many times more than FTTN hence its use. if this is so then why did the CEO of NBN tell the government they should cease FTTN and move to FTTC entirely. He would not say this if there was such a price disparity. It seems that the push to finish seems more likely by ramming FTTN in rather do the change.Sure, it is recognised the change might take a little more design time.

  • I’m connected to LWFTN (long way from the node) so rather than bitch and moan, that being said I’ve thrown tantrums and vented to anyone who’d listen and now just laying on the floor staring into the sky concluding l lost the NBN lottery..
    With any luck the NBN gods will put a curb upgrade out here where the copper is thin and the baying bufferwolf jolts me from my streaming coma to remind myself that there’s no point in upgrading the speed because l dare not touch the sun.

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