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Our Commitment to Regional Australia

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Telstra is committed to providing improved and expanded mobile coverage to regional, rural and remote Australia. We’re excited to bring high-speed mobile internet to even more communities around the country.

What is 4GX?

Telstra’s 4GX service brings extreme speeds and extra 4G coverage to a range of communities across the nation. It provides increased capacity for the local mobile network, giving locals improved and more consistent data speeds. We’re upgrading our mobile network in hundreds of regional locations to 4GX, bringing super-fast mobile coverage to some of the most remote communities in the country.

What is the Mobile Black Spot Program?

The Federal Government’s Mobile Black Spot Program is one of the largest ever expansions of mobile coverage in regional and rural Australia. Over approximately three years, Telstra is building 577 new mobile base stations, generating $490 million worth of co-investment in rural and regional Australia.

Coverage Map

Use our search tool to check what coverage and data speeds are available in your area. And while you’re here, you can also learn how to maximise your coverage.

This is approximate coverage only and does not include indoor coverage. Speed and performance depends on your location and device and can be improved with an external antenna at additional cost. Voice is available over all the defined coverage areas.

4GX device only typical download speed 2 to 75Mbps
4G device only typical download speed 2 to 50Mbps
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Tech Life

Our technicians work across the country, connecting and repairing services for our customers. They are a diverse group of people working in equally diverse locations. Tech Life brings you insights into their daily lives on the job – from their own perspective.

Tech Life: Working as a Regional Rigger Holy Guacamole, Comboyne Has Coverage! Telstra Welcomes ACCC’s announcement to not declare roaming Drone pilot gets his wings in Tasmanian telecommunications first USO: Crucial for connecting the bush Drone technology is helping vital mobile services this bushfire season Uncharted Territory: What it’s like to work in Outback Oz Birdsville: The Melbourne Cup of the outback Delivering even more for regional and rural Australia Telstra Health and the Royal Flying Doctors bring healthcare to regional Australia Time to end uncertainty over regional investment Telstra joins Victorian Government to invest in regional rail mobile coverage A big year for regional telecommunications Regional Australians have their say on regulated mobile roaming Connecting even more regional communities under the Black Spot Program Expanding mobile coverage in regional Australia Regional communities would miss out under regulated roaming Mobile roaming: Too important to get wrong Regulated roaming not worth the risk Universal Service Obligation under review Multi-million dollar investment in spectrum to benefit regional communities Better telecommunication services for remote NT communities Why regional does it better

People

Tech Life: Working as a Regional Rigger

Ryan Duncis takes us through his role as a Telecommunications Rigger in regional Queensland, where he helps to expand our network into remote areas.

Network

Holy Guacamole, Comboyne Has Coverage!

With the launch of our 200th base station under the Mobile Black Spot Program, Comboyne NSW now has improved mobile coverage.

Network

Telstra Welcomes ACCC’s announcement to not declare roaming

Telstra has welcomed the ACCC’s final decision to not declare mobile roaming.

Network

Drone pilot gets his wings in Tasmanian telecommunications first

High tech drones can now be used to conduct mobile network maintenance in remote areas, improving safety.

Network

USO: Crucial for connecting the bush

Debunking the myths of the USO (or Universal Service Obligation), the concept that telephone services are available to all, wherever they work or live

Network

Drone technology is helping vital mobile services this bushfire season

Drones fitted with sophisticated cameras can quickly check potential damage to our towers, so we can get our customers’ services up and running again.

Community

Uncharted Territory: What it’s like to work in Outback Oz

Area General Manager Nic takes us through how he helps connect the most rural Australians and help them to thrive in a connected world.

Network

Birdsville: The Melbourne Cup of the outback

At this years Birdsville races - the outback's Melbourne Cup, attendees experienced Telstra’s superfast 4GX coverage thanks to our recent network upgrades.

Network

Delivering even more for regional and rural Australia

Telstra's 4G network has been expanded to even more regional and rural locations and now covers 99 per cent of the Australian population.

Regional

Telstra Health and the Royal Flying Doctors bring healthcare to regional Australia

Telstra Health has partnered with the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Victoria and it has nothing to do with planes

Regional

Time to end uncertainty over regional investment

We welcome the ACCC’s draft decision not to declare mobile roaming.

Regional

Telstra joins Victorian Government to invest in regional rail mobile coverage

The Victorian Government has today signalled the start of its $18 million investment to enhance mobile coverage on the state’s five busiest regional rail corridors

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A big year for regional telecommunications

We’re working in lots of ways to bring innovation and technology home to regional Australia, not just physical infrastructure.

Regional

Regional Australians have their say on regulated mobile roaming

The ACCC has just published submissions that community groups, councils, businesses & individuals have made to the inquiry into regulated mobile roaming.

Regional

Connecting even more regional communities under the Black Spot Program

Telstra will build 148 more 3G/4G mobile base stations in rural and regional locations across Australia under Round Two of the Federal Government’s Mobile Black Spot Program (MBSP).

Regional

Expanding mobile coverage in regional Australia

We’re serious about delivering more mobile coverage for regional Australia, but regulated roaming puts investment at risk.

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Regional communities would miss out under regulated roaming

Australia’s regional communities would not benefit from regulated roaming – in fact it could mean they miss out.

Regional

Mobile roaming: Too important to get wrong

The proposal to introduce domestic mobile roaming would ‘knee cap’ investment in telecommunications for regional Australia.

Regional

Regulated roaming not worth the risk

The ACCC is looking at introducing regulated roaming and the wrong decision could put investment in regional Australia at risk, writes Group Executive Corporate Affairs,Tony Warren.

Regional

Universal Service Obligation under review

The government policy that makes sure every Australian can use a phone to connect is being reviewed.

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Multi-million dollar investment in spectrum to benefit regional communities

Customers using our mobile network in regional areas are to get a significant boost, thanks to a multi-million dollar investment in additional spectrum to increase the capacity of our 4G service and allow the delivery of more data and faster speeds.

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Better telecommunication services for remote NT communities

Remote communities across the Northern Territory will have new or additional telecommunications services as part of a three year agreement between the Northern Territory Government and Telstra.

Regional

Why regional does it better

We’ve all heard of small town hospitality, but technology is changing the way regional businesses operate. But are the fundamentals still the same?

Follow our stories as we continue to support regional Australia

by Ryan Duncis

Tech Life: Working as a Regional Rigger

by Tricia Wilson

Holy Guacamole, Comboyne Has Coverage!

by Andrew Penn

Telstra Welcomes ACCC’s announcement to not declare roaming

by Michael Patterson

Drone pilot gets his wings in Tasmanian telecommunications first

by Mike Wright

USO: Crucial for connecting the bush

by David Nicolas

Drone technology is helping vital mobile services this bushfire season

by Nic Danks

Uncharted Territory: What it’s like to work in Outback Oz

by Mike Wright

Birdsville: The Melbourne Cup of the outback

by Mike Wright

Delivering even more for regional and rural Australia

by Colleen Birchley

Telstra Health and the Royal Flying Doctors bring healthcare to regional Australia

by Andrew Penn

Time to end uncertainty over regional investment

by Steve Tinker

Telstra joins Victorian Government to invest in regional rail mobile coverage

by Tony Warren

A big year for regional telecommunications

by Tony Warren

Regional Australians have their say on regulated mobile roaming

by Mike Wright

Connecting even more regional communities under the Black Spot Program

by Mike Wright

Expanding mobile coverage in regional Australia

by Tony Warren

Regional communities would miss out under regulated roaming

by Tony Warren

Mobile roaming: Too important to get wrong

by Tony Warren

Regulated roaming not worth the risk

by Jane van Beelen

Universal Service Obligation under review

by Mike Wright

Multi-million dollar investment in spectrum to benefit regional communities

by Tim O'Leary

Better telecommunication services for remote NT communities

by Mike Doman

Why regional does it better