Telstra passes new milestone as 5G rollout continues in Queensland

Media Release, 27 August 2020

Telstra has reached an important new milestone with 400 Queensland 5G sites now on-air, and around 280 suburbs across the state now with more than 50 per cent geographic coverage from Telstra 5G. 

Around 80 suburbs in Greater Brisbane, and more than 200 suburbs in regional Queensland including the Gold Coast, Cairns, Townsville, Mackay, Ipswich and Toowoomba now enjoy at least 50 per cent coverage from Telstra 5G. 

Telstra Regional General Manager May Boisen said the rollout would continue into more Greater Brisbane suburbs and across the state in the coming months 

“We’ve reached a milestone with our 400th Telstra 5G site on-air in Queensland and we’re reaching more and more people with the next generation of mobile technology,” Ms Boisen said. 

“Every week we’re expanding Telstra 5G to more Greater Brisbane suburbs and into Queensland’s regions so that as more 5G devices go on sale, our customers can have the latest devices on Australia’s best network.” 

There are now more than 1,500 Telstra 5G sites on-air across selected areas of 53 Australian cities and towns. More than 1000 suburbs nationally are more than half covered by Telstra 5G and more than 10 million people live, work or pass through Telstra’s 5G footprint every day.  

And the further roll out of 5G couldn’t be more vital as new figures reveal Brisbane CBD was the second highest suburb for data consumption in Telstra’s 5G coverage footprint across the entire country. Rounding out the other most data-hungry suburbs in Queensland were Southport, Surfers Paradise, South Brisbane and Main Beach. 

“While it’s more important than ever for Australians to be connected, it’ll be even more critical in the future as we roll out our 5G network which is bringing faster speeds, greater capacity and a wealth of new uses, to our customers,” Ms Boisen said.  

A recent survey carried out by umlaut, the global industry leader in mobile benchmarking showed Telstra with the widest 5G availability in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra, and the Gold Coast. The survey also showed that Telstra achieved the highest download speeds in each of these cities – with speeds of above 220 Mbps on average and reaching peak speeds above 880* Mbps on the Gold Coast. 

According to the umlaut results, Telstra 5G had 18 per cent more availability in Brisbane compared to its nearest competitor and its average download speeds were nearly twice as fast.  

“We’ve made a commitment to roll out the new Telstra 5G network to more areas across metro, regional and rural Australia – and that’s exactly what we’re doing,” Ms Boisen said. 


  • Maps of Telstra’s 5G coverage maps are available at
  • In non-5G areas, customers will switch to the available 3G/4G/X network.
  • The suburbs included below are those that have at least 50 per cent of their geographic area covered by Telstra 5G – and in some areas the network may cover the entirety of the suburb. Many other suburbs already have some 5G coverage but aren't listed here unless more than half covered.

Greater Brisbane suburbs with 50 per cent or more 5G coverage:

Albion Godwin Beach Salisbury
Annerley Hemmant Seventeen Mile Rocks
Archerfield Hendra Sherwood
Ascot Heritage Park South Brisbane
Ashgrove Highgate Hill Spring Hill
Auchenflower Kalinga St Lucia
Bahrs Scrub Kangaroo Point Sunnybank
Banyo Kenmore Taringa
Bardon Kingston Tennyson
Boronia Heights Loganlea Tingalpa
Brisbane Airport Lota Toowong
Brisbane City Manly West Virginia
Bulimba Mansfield Wakerley
Camp Hill Marsden Wavell Heights
Cannon Hill McDowall Wilston
Carina Milton Windaroo
Chermside West Mitchelton Windsor
Clayfield Moorooka Woolloongabba
Coopers Plains Mount Warren Park Wooloowin
Coorparoo Murarrie Woorim
Dutton Park New Farm Wynnum West
Eagle Farm Newstead Yatala
East Brisbane Norman Park Yeerongpilly
Edens Landing Northgate Yeronga
Eight Mile Plains Nudgee  
Fairfield Paddington  
Fig Tree Pocket Petrie Terrace  
Fortitude Valley Pinkenba  
Gaythorne Red Hill  


Bundaberg suburbs with 50 per cent or more 5G coverage:

Ashfield Gooburrum Qunaba
Avenell Heights Kalkie Rubyanna
Avoca Kensington Svensson
Bundaberg Central Kepnock Heights
Bundaberg East Millbank Thabeban
Bundaberg North Mon Repos Walkervale
Bundaberg South Norville Windermere
Bundaberg West Oakwood Woongarra


Cairns suburbs with 50 per cent or more 5G coverage:

Bayview Heights Kanimbla Westcourt
Bentley Park Manunda Whitfield
Bungalow Mount Sheridan Woree
Edge Hill Parramatta Park  
Edmonton Portsmith  


Gladstone suburbs with 50 per cent or more 5G coverage:

Byellee Clinton

Gold Coast suburbs with 50 per cent or more 5G coverage:

Arundel Hollywell
Ashmore Hope Island
Biggera Waters Labrador
Bilinga Main Beach
Broadbeach Mermaid Waters
Broadbeach Waters Miami
Bundall Molendinar
Burleigh Waters Palm Beach
Carrara Paradise Point
Coolangatta Parkwood
Coombabah Runaway Bay
Currumbin Southport
Helensvale Tugun
Highland Park Varsity Lakes


Ipswich suburbs with 50 per cent or more 5G coverage:

Basin Pocket Gailes Springfield
Bellbird Park Ipswich Tarampa
Blackstone Ironbark Tivoli
Booval Karrabin West Ipswich
Brassall Leichhardt Woodend
Brookwater Lowood  
Bundamba Moores Pocket  
Camira Newtown  
Carole Park North Booval  
Churchill North Ipswich  
Coalfalls One Mile  
East Ipswich Redbank Plains  
Eastern Heights Sadliers Crossing  
Ebbw Vale Silkstone  


Mackay suburbs with 50 per cent or more 5G coverage:

Andergrove Mount Pleasant
Beaconsfield North Mackay
Blacks Beach Paget
Cremorne Richmond
East Mackay Rural View
Glenella South Mackay
Mackay West Mackay
Mackay Harbour  


Rockhampton suburbs with 50 per cent or more 5G coverage:

Berserker Rockhampton City
Kawana  Wandal


Toowoomba suburbs with 50 per cent or more 5G coverage:

Ballard Gowrie Mountain South Toowoomba
Birnam Harlaxton Spring Bluff
Blanchview Harristown Toowoomba City
Blue Mountain Heights Highfields Top Camp
Cawdor Kearneys Spring Torrington
Centenary Heights Middle Ridge Vale View
Charlton Mount Kynoch Wellcamp
Cotswold Hills Mount Lofty Westbrook
Cranley Mount Rascal Wilsonton
Darling Heights Newtown Wilsonton Heights
Drayton  North Toowoomba Withcott
East Toowoomba Postmans Ridge Woolmer
Finnie Rangeville Wyreema
Glenvale Redwood  
Gowrie Junction Rockville  


Townsville suburbs with 50 per cent or more 5G coverage:

Aitkenvale Castle Hill Garbutt
Belgian Gardens Condon Gulliver
Bohle Cosgrove Gumlow
Bohle Plains Currajong Hermit Park
Burdell Deeragun Hyde Park
Kirwan Oonoonba South Townsville
Mount Louisa Pimlico Thuringowa Central
Mount St John Railway Estate Townsville City
Mundingburra Rasmussen Vincent
Mysterton Rosslea West End
North Ward Rowes Bay  


Warwick suburb with 50 per cent or more 5G coverage:



Telstra Media contact: Danita Goodwin, State Media Manager (QLD)

 M: 0439 886 652 E:

Reference number: 096/2020