New funded projects

Connecting Victoria is focused on improving mobile coverage and broadband access across the state.

The Victorian Government is partnering with industry telecommunications providers to help deliver new infrastructure in as many places as possible, as quickly as possible.

Business-grade broadband

Map of Victoria, Australia, with location icons for Pakenham North, Pakenham South, Cranbourne South, Dromana, Lara, Colac, Hamilton, Portland, Wonthaggi-Inverloch, Warragul and Benalla.

The first funded projects will see up to 10,000 Victorian businesses in Hamilton, Portland, Wonthaggi-Inverloch, Warragul, Colac, Benalla, Dromana, Pakenham North, Pakenham South, Lara and Cranbourne South get access to faster and more reliable fibre internet through Enterprise Ethernet services.

The program has partnered with NBN Co to fast-track these first locations because we know the businesses based there will benefit from faster, cheaper, more reliable connectivity that will uplift the economy in these local communities.

More information on the Enterprise Ethernet services and coverage areas is available through NBN Co’s website.

How more places will be selected

Connecting Victoria will continue to partner with telecommunications providers to improve mobile coverage and broadband access in more places in outer suburban Melbourne and regional Victoria.

When selecting locations, we are considering existing gaps in connectivity and where infrastructure improvements will make the biggest difference for communities and businesses, particularly in terms of economic opportunities, safety and inclusion.

We will engage with the community and businesses throughout the program to understand where mobile and broadband improvements are most needed.

Page last updated: 8 October 2021