Media Release, 26 August 2020

Telstra passes major new milestone as 5G rollout continues in Victoria

Wednesday 26 August 2020: Telstra has reached an important new milestone with the 450th Victorian 5G site on-air and around 240 suburbs across the state now with more than 50 per cent geographic coverage from Telstra 5G.

Around 150 suburbs in Melbourne and 90 regional suburbs across Albury-Wodonga, Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong, Horsham, Mildura and Warrnambool now enjoy more than 50 per cent coverage from Telstra 5G.

Telstra Regional General Manager Steve Tinker said the rollout would continue into more Melbourne suburbs and more regional areas of Victoria over the coming months

“We’ve reached a milestone with our 450th Telstra 5G site on-air in Victoria and we’re reaching more and more people with the next generation of mobile technology,” Mr Tinker said.

“Every week we’re expanding Telstra 5G to more Melbourne suburbs and into Victoria’s regional areas 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.

New figures reveal Melbourne CBD was the third highest suburb for 5G data consumption in Telstra’s 5G coverage footprint across the entire country. Rounding out the other most 5G data-hungry suburbs in Victoria were Point Cook, Docklands, Northcote and Richmond.

“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,” Mr Tinker 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 nearly 24 per cent more availability in Melbourne compared to its nearest competitor and its average 5G 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,” Mr Tinker said.

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  • Maps of Telstra’s 5G coverage maps are available at www.telstra.com.au/coverage-networks/our-coverage.
  • 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.

 

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

Abbotsford

Altona

Altona Meadows

Altona North

Ardeer

Armadale

Arthurs Seat

Aspendale

Aspendale Gardens

Badger Creek

Balaclava

Balwyn

Bangholme

Bayswater

Bayswater North

Belgrave

Belgrave South

Bentleigh

Bittern

Broadmeadows

Brookfield

Brooklyn

Brunswick

Brunswick East

Brunswick West

Bulla

Bulleen

Burwood East

Camberwell

Campbellfield

Canterbury

Carlton

Carnegie

Caulfield South

Chelsea Heights

Clarinda

Clayton

Clayton South

Clifton Hill

Collingwood

Coolaroo

Craigieburn

Cranbourne East

Crib Point

Dallas

Dandenong

Dandenong South

Derrimut

Dingley Village

Docklands

Doveton

East Melbourne

Edithvale

Endeavour Hills

Essendon

Essendon North

Fairfield

Ferny Creek

Frankston

Frankston North

Gladstone Park

Glenroy

Greenvale

Hallam

Hampton East

Heatherton

HMAS Cerberus

Hughesdale

Huntingdale

Kangaroo Ground

Kealba

Keilor

Keilor East

Keilor Lodge

Keilor North

Keilor Park

Kilsyth

Knoxfield

Kurunjang

Laverton North

Lysterfield

Lysterfield South

Maidstone

Meadow Heights

Melbourne

Melbourne Airport

Melton

Melton South

Mernda

Monbulk

Montrose

Moorabbin

Moorabbin Airport

Mordialloc

Narre Warren

Narre Warren East

Narre Warren North

Noble Park

North Melbourne

Nunawading

Oak Park

Oaklands Junction

Oakleigh

Oakleigh East

Oakleigh South

Panton Hill

Parkdale

Pascoe Vale

Plenty

Plumpton

Point Cook

Port Melbourne

Princes Hill

Ringwood East

Rockbank

Rosebud West

Roxburgh Park

Scoresby

Seabrook

Seaford

Seaholme

Skye

Somerton

Sorrento

South Kingsville

South Melbourne

South Morang

South Wharf

Southbank

Spotswood

Springvale South

St Albans

St Helena

Strathmore

Sunbury

Sunshine

Sunshine West

Taylors Hill

Tootgarook

Tottenham

Truganina

Tullamarine

Vermont South

Viewbank

Wantirna

Warrandyte South

Warranwood

Watsons Creek

Werribee

Westmeadows

Williamstown

Williamstown North

Wonga Park

Wyndham Vale

Yarrambat

Yuroke

 

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

Avalon

Bell Park

Bell Post Hill

Belmont

Breakwater

Charlemont

East Geelong

Geelong

Geelong West

Grovedale

Hamlyn Heights

Herne Hill

Manifold Heights

Marshall

Newcomb

Newtown

Norlane

North Geelong

North Shore

Rippleside

South Geelong

St Albans Park

Thomson

Whittington

 

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

Alfredton

Ballarat Central

Ballarat East

Ballarat North

Black Hill

Bonshaw

Cambrian Hill

Canadian

Delacombe

Eureka

Golden Point

Invermay

Invermay Park

Lake Gardens

Lake Wendouree

Mount Pleasant

Mount Rowan

Nerrina

Newington

Redan

Sebastopol

Soldiers Hill

Wendouree

 

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

Ascot

Bendigo

California Gully

Eaglehawk

East Bendigo

Epsom

Golden Gully

Golden Square

Ironbark

Jackass Flat

Kangaroo Flat

Kennington

Long Gully

North Bendigo

Strathdale

West Bendigo

White Hills

 

Albury-Wodonga suburbs with 50 per cent or more 5G coverage:

East Albury

Gateway Island

Glenroy

Hamilton Valley

Lavington

North Albury

South Albury

Springdale Heights

Thurgoona

West Albury

 

Other Victorian regional areas with 50 per cent or more 5G coverage:

Birdwoodton – Mildura

Cabarita – Mildura

Merbein – Mildura

Bushfield – Warrnambool

Dennington – Warrnambool

Warrnambool CBD – Warrnambool

Horsham CBD – Horsham

Riverside – Horsham

 

Telstra media contact: 

Matt Smithson - Media Manager (VIC/TAS)
E: media@team.telstra.com
Media ref number: 095/2020