Mallacoota to get better mobile coverage

Published: 30 August 2021

Mallacoota residents and visitors will have better mobile and internet connections, with new mobile infrastructure to be built to help the region recover from the devastating 2019-20 bushfires.

The Victorian Government and Telstra are investing $2.2 million to improve 4G mobile capacity and resilience, which will help businesses, residents and visitors to Mallacoota.

Improved mobile capacity will help people to access safety information during bushfires and other emergencies when mobile networks are under extreme pressure.

The boost to mobile connectivity is a priority for the Mallacoota and District Recovery Association (MADRA) and features in their Disaster Recovery Plan.

With these upgrades, the mobile infrastructure will cope better with the increase in the area’s population each tourist season, leading to an improved experience for local businesses and for families holidaying in Mallacoota.

The Victorian Government has invested more than $658 million in bushfire recovery, including approximately $170 million released to residents, businesses and community organisations.

Since 2014, the Victorian Government has funded 253 new mobile base stations across the state. More than 200 of these are up and running, providing faster, stronger and more reliable connections.

Mobile coverage and broadband connectivity are being boosted through the $550 million Connecting Victoria program.  To find out more, visit Connecting Victoria.