When Are You Getting NBN? Find Out Here

When Are You Getting NBN? Find Out Here

Construction of the Fibre to the Curb (FTTC) portion of the National Broadband Network is now underway. As you may have heard, some homes and businesses “will have a revised timeline” on when you can connect. Here’s how to find out when you’ll be getting NBN at your place.

NBN says it is the first broadband wholesaler in the world to roll the FTTC technology out on a mass scale and today’s announcement marked the beginning of a trial in Melbourne’s Coburg designed to evaluate construction and installation ahead of the nationwide build “that will commence in the coming months”.

NBN said it is also working with retailer customers to develop a FTTC product, which is scheduled to be available to consumers and businesses by mid-2018.

“Today’s announcement demonstrates that NBN is a world-leader in adopting new and innovative technologies to deliver fast broadband to Australians,” says NBN Chief Network Engineering Officer, Peter Ryan.

“We will be focusing our efforts in the next few months on ensuring we understand how to scale the FTTC network rollout across the country and also working with our retail customers to trial the product in preparation for its launch next year.”

NBN says the time the rollout is complete in 2020, there will be more than one million homes and businesses able to connect to the NBN network using FTTC technology.

“Our decision to roll this technology out at scale means there is a small number of homes and businesses which will have a revised timeline on when they will be able to connect to the NBN network” says Ryan. “We encourage all Australians to check their address on our website to get the most up-to-date information, find out what technology we are using to build the network as well as how to get the best experience out of their internet connection.”

NSW regions where NBN expects to start construction to build the FTTC network include Burwood, Silverwater, Edensor Park, Hornsby, Miranda, Kensington, Haymarket, Liverpool, Frenchs Forest, Mona Vale, Rockdale, Ryde, Springwood, South Sydney, Orchard Hills and Kurrajong in Sydney; Finley, Howlong, Coolamon and Tocumwal in Riverina; Portland, Nyngan in the Central Tablelands/Central West region; Nords Wharf in the Hunter; Bellingen, Crescent Head, Dorrigo, Lake Cathie, South West Rocks and Woolgoolga on the Mid-North Coast; Casino, Manilla, Narrabri, Tenterfield, Uralla, Walgett, Walcha, Warialda, Wee Waa and Ballina on the Northern Rivers/Northern Tablelands/North West Slopes and Braidwood, Bega, Currarong, Moruya, Greenwell Point, Merimbula, Narooma and Tuross Head on the Southern Tablelands/South Coast.

Victoria’s Melbourne/Greater Melbourne regions of Broadmeadows, Campbellfield, Jacana, Meadow Heights, Greenvale, Coolaroo, Junction Ridge, Cranbourne East, Botanic Ridge, Coburg, Coburg North, Pascoe Vale, Deer Park, Burnside, Caroline Springs, Melbourne CBD, Narre Warren North, Ferntree Gully, Dandenong South, Dandenong, Hallam, Mulgrave, Rowville, Epping, Footscray, Lilydale, Laverton, Altona Meadows, Seabrook, Laverton North, Sydenham, Taylors Lake, Hillside, Keilor Lodge, Wyndham Vale and Geelong will see FTTC network construction.

So will Eaglehawk, Epsom, Beaufort, Nhill, St Arnaud, Stawell and Warracknabeal of the North West/West ; Benalla, Corryong, Euroa, Mansfield, Myrtleford, Nagambie, Paynesville, Tatura, Tallangatta, Yea and Yarrawonga in the North East/South East; and South West’s Ararat, Edenhope, Koroit and Sebastopol.

In Queensland, Brisbane will see Albion, Aspley, Bundamba, Brassall, Charlotte, Ipswich, Rothwell and Salisbury getting some FTTC installs; Wide Bay/Northern QLD’s Agnes Water, Maryborough, Calliope, Gladstone and Moura regions; Beerwah, Landsborough and Woodford at the Sunshine Coast/South Burnett; St George, Boyne Island and Winton in Darling Downs/Central Queensland and Ashmore, Inglewood, Kooralbyn and Mount Tamborine in Southern/South East QLD.

In the ACT FTTC will hit Deakin, in South Australia Glenunga, Croydon and Elizabeth will see the technology as will Perth’s Bayswater, Bedford, Embleton, Inglewood, Banksia Grove and Pearsall suburbs in WA.

The building witll start in these areas sometime between between June and December 2017.

To check the NBN install date and technology type (FTTC, FTTP, HFC, Satellite etc.) at your place, click here. Is it sooner? Later? Let us know in the comments!


  • Sorry, I couldn’t post comments on Kotaku so I”m just testing this. No idea why.

    • Meanwhile, areas like mine (Wollongong) will have access to 1 Gbps in a matter of weeks. That’s not a brag (although I’m not unhappy with the news), its just to highlight the ridiculousness between areas. To make it worse, I expect FttP areas like Wollongong to have potential access to 10 Gbps before some areas get FttN.

      FttN is one of the biggest hijackings our country has ever seen. Tens of billions on technology that’s no better than what its supposed to be replacing, and the Government behind it tries to sell it as being some sort of global leading idea.

      By the way, in some of those 1 Gbps suburbs, the opposite side of some streets will have FttN instead…

  • For the last six or so months, their website said I was getting FTTC early to mid next year.

    Now they’ve removed the technology and the ‘committed’ date is now 2020.

    What a fucking joke.

    • Yep same here. Mine was supposed to be early 2018 and now it just says we are committed to 2020. Ridiculous.

    • Yep same here also. Gone from 2016 to 2017 to mid 2018 to now 2020. Love how they try to spin the fact they are delaying the rollout further, at no doubt a higher cost, as somehow positive. I just hope a telco comes in with some decent plans for large amounts of data so I can forget about this joke of a network and move on. I honestly don’t even care which telco at this stage. I’m confident it will happen by the time the NBN rolls around, I mean really, they have 3 fucking years to make it happen! The NBN is an absolute disgrace, nothing would please me more than a reasonable alternative so I can forget about ever connecting to this crud.

  • Won’t be getting any NBN hookup until 2020. Now that’s a huge improvement on 2019! Promises, promises!! Going for dedicated dish wireless connection next week with speeds claimed to be around 30MB – has to be better than 3Mb copper.

  • FTTC is a first in the world, because other providers have gone the extra mile (or 10m) and taken it all the way to the premises!!
    Marketing: Taking the cheaper option to look like a world first!!

  • Any chance we can be more professional and stop calling it the NBN network? It’s simply the NBN as the last N already stands for network. So call it the NBN or the NB network I don’t care but stop calling it NBN network it sounds stupid.

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