18 Sep 2012
By Maryanne Tsiatsias

Counting down to the launch of iPhone 5

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We’re counting down to the launch of iPhone 5 on Friday and we can’t wait to make it available on Australia’s largest and fastest national mobile network.

In response to record interest, Telstra will open 100 stores early on Friday to give customers across Australia the chance to get in and purchase iPhone 5 from 8am (local time).

This includes our flagship stores in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth, where we’ll be serving up some snacks for customers counting down to 8am.

Flagship stores opening early at 8am on Friday include:

  • Telstra Store – 400 George Street, Sydney
  • Telstra Store – 246 Bourke Street (Cnr Swanston & Bourke), Melbourne
  • Telstra Store – Queen St Mall, 152 Queen St, Brisbane
  • Telstra Store – Cnr Rundle Mall & Pulteney Street, Adelaide
  • Telstra Store – 667-669 Hay Street Mall, Perth

For a list of the additional metro and regional stores opening at 8am (local time), download this list of Telstra stores selling iPhone 5 (PDF).


Posts: 4


  1. Ben says:

    Do you sell iPhone 5′s outright?

  2. chaosboi says:

    So no midnight launch?

  3. Shaun T says:

    Hey T,

    Can we please get information on how many Iphones the Sydney City stores opening at 8AM will be getting?

    I don’t want to line up for hours to find out that you only have 5 phones available.

    I hope I can get an aswer without having the stuff around.


  4. xander says:


  5. Matt says:

    Apple isn’t selling until 8am so I doubt Telstra is allowed to.

  6. Damian says:

    Kingaroy store Qld opening early?

  7. Beau Giles says:

    Sad about no midnight launch, but I can’t wait to see you guys there.

    (psst, you’ve spelt list wrong in the link!)

  8. Luke says:

    So sydney world square will def be open at 8am??

  9. Ron says:


    I spoke to Telstra at Karrinyup and they said they would be opening at 8am with stock. They’re not on the list – does this mean they were mistaken?

  10. Joel says:

    Quick question – there is some confusing wording here, with indications that only select stores will be opening early, but then the linked file – “download this list of Telstra stores selling iPhone 5″ – makes it sounds like only the listed stores will be selling any iPhone 5s at all.

    If a store is not on the list, will they have iPhone 5s at 9am?

  11. John says:

    Why no Midnight Launch…

  12. mitchell says:

    How many 64GB iPhones will be available at the Parramatta NSW store? Thanks

  13. Mark says:

    Any idea how many phones available at the Melbourne store tomorrrow morning – don’t won’t to be waiting in a queue to find no phones available….Telstra, please respond asap (I note you haven’t responded to Shauns similar Sydney enquiry). Cheers

  14. Lilian says:

    do you know when iphone 5 will be on display at Bondi Junction Westfield store (NSW)? Thanks

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