22 Dec 2010
By John Gibbs

Telstra Constructors vs Wild


Have you ever wondered what it is like to work in some of the most remote parts of Australia? I have been out there at different times of the year catching up with construction crews and can tell you that conditions can be tough.

Telstra EmusOur construction and fibre crews can spend weeks, even months, working on major projects in these areas and the majority of their experiences are very positive. However, depending on the time of year, working outdoors in these locations can involve a lot of dust, mud, heat, flies, wildlife encounters and ‘closer than usual’ living arrangements with peers.

The images published along with this blog were taken by constructors and fibre crews and shows first-hand how they get the job done despite the hardships of isolation and having to manage a few hazards along the way.

Our constructors also work on oil rigs, at mine sites, in fact they will work anywhere to keep our customers connected.

Remember to say ‘Hi’ next time you see a Telstra operative out and about, especially if you live in a rural or remote areas – it makes their day.

Please enjoy the slide show below and let the pictures tell you the story.

Happy Holidays from the Telstra Exchange crew

The Telstra Exchange team wish everyone a safe and happy festive season.

Like most folks, we’re looking forward to a bit of down-time over the Christmas-New Year period. With that in mind we’ll be signing off from around midday on Christmas Eve (Friday 24 December 2010). We won’t be publishing any new blog posts until we return on 4 January 2011.

If you need immediate help with a Telstra product or service, please contact Telstra Customer Support.


Posts: 12


  1. franksting says:

    The Overlay in the slide show is pretty poor

  2. now that would be an awesome job!!

  3. Ray says:

    That’s a bloody long way up by the looks of it. I sure as hell wouldn’t be climbing up there!

  4. Ranu says:

    Invisible on an iPhone/iPad and therefore of no use to most people reading the twitter feed. Try posting pictures without flash next time, it is possible you know.

  5. kwv says:

    Right photo, as Telstra is a emu with head in the sand when it comes to customer service.

  6. Ray says:

    Telstra customer service is getting much better in my opinion. Still a lot of work to do but compared to 12-18 months ago -- much better.

  7. Ted says:

    Think of the Telstra people who actually live in these areas full time, not these fly in fly out girls who need some comfort and a toilet.

  8. Glenn says:

    Great photos. Thats where the real work is done. No nice aircon office with cafe machine out there :)

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