NBN rollout in Tasmania – October coverage update


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The NBN (National Broadband Network) rollout in Tasmania is in full swing with coverage now available to a number of homes and businesses across the state. As the rollout continues, more and more homes will be able to take advantage of the many benefits that the network offers, including greater reliability and lightning fast internet speeds. Keen to learn more about these benefits? More information about what the NBN offers is available on the iiNet website.

Progress of the NBN rollout to date has extended coverage to parts of Hobart, Launceston and a host of other areas throughout the rest of Tasmania. In addition preparation and building of the network has commenced in a large number of new areas and access to the network will be available soon. We can let you know when the NBN will be available in your area – just register your interest. We’ll also keep you up to date with the latest NBN news and tips including installation and getting ready for the NBN.

NBN coverage in Hobart                                                          

The NBN rollout in Hobart has covered much of the greater Hobart area, with coverage either already available or planning and construction underway.

On the NBN map of Hobart, the NBN is currently available in Hobart CBD, Battery Point, South Hobart, Dynnyrne, Montagu Bay, Rosny, Rosny Park, Bellerive and Kingston Beach.

Planning or construction has started in a large number of areas including North Hobart, West Hobart, Glebe, New Town, Rose Bay, Lindisfarne, Warrane, Mornington, Claremont, Bonnet Hill, Kingston, Huntingfield and Blackmans Bay.

NBN coverage in Launceston

Much of Launceston has also been included in the NBN Tasmania rollout so far.

On the NBN map of Launceston, coverage is already available in Launceston CBD, Newstead, West Launceston and South Launceston. The NBN rollout to Launceston has also seen construction or planning started in Norwood, Punchbowl, Prospect Vale, Blackstone Heights, Trevallyn, Riverside, Invermay, Mowbray, Newnham, Ravenswood and Waverley.

NBN rollout across Tasmania

In addition to the widespread rollout of the NBN in Hobart and Launceston, the network has extended to many parts of the state. In more populated areas, access to the network is through the NBN fibre network. While for more remote and rural areas, access to the network is provided via NBN wireless.

The NBN Tasmania map indicates that coverage is already available to areas of Sorell, Midway Point, Smithton, Wynyard, Ridgley, South Spreyton, George Town, St Helens, Deloraine and Glen Huon, while preparation or building of the network has also commenced in Bell bay.

Can you access the Tasmania NBN at your address?

To check if the NBN is available at your address, head to our coverage page and enter your address into the handy coverage checker tool. What if the NBN isn’t available yet? Don’t worry, we can keep you up to date with the rollout and when the NBN will be available in your area. Simply register your interest.

The rollout is managed by NBN Co on behalf of the Federal Government. However, only Retail Service Providers (RSP) like iiNet can provide NBN services to your household.

If you’re ready to take advantage of the NBN, take a look at our range of NBN plans to find the one that’s right for you.


  1. Zane Boucher says:

    At current rate of progress and planning it will be years before we see NBN extended to rest of South Hobart, not just the city end.

  2. Will Casey says:

    Hi, I was just wondering at which point the NBN will be available in Richmond, Tasmania.
    At this point, the cable service has not been started, or is in planning for the next five years, and the Wireless service completely avoid’s the town. Any information on this would be great.
    Rollout Map:


    Will Casey

    • Amy Pearce says:

      Hi Will,

      We have the same info as what is on the official NBN rollout map.
      Once it is available in your area, we will send you mail outs and emails to advise of the new technology, but at this stage, it’s best to keep checking the NBN rollout map for up to date details :)

      – Amy

  3. chris littlejohn says:

    The Ready for Service Date for Huntingfield, TAS has been pushed back from September this year to January 2015, then to June 2015. The fibre is in the ground. Very frustrating for those of use with businesses to run. How to plan when they keep pushing the dates back? Can the author of this blog shed any light on the situation?

  4. The wireless NBN is a total disaster here in Port Huon- I cannot get a reliable connection- It works in the early morning , but becomes congested and slows down , finally it dumps me off – I am now using the very third world, second rate iinet Webmail- I cannot download and send documents ,either new documents of from my Documents file .
    I want my Copper wire ADSL returned – without paying extra- I am sending a third complaint to the Ombudsman
    I only joined the NBN after getting an extortionate email , threatening to cut off my phones if I did not sign up L I have several neighbours with similar experiences – Very Poor performance – Expected from a Government monopoly.

    • Brianna Burgess says:

      Hi Alex,

      Thanks for getting in touch with us. We have located your account and have reviewed the account history here. We can see our Customer Relations team have supplied information surrounding future upgrades scheduled in your area which should hopefully alleviate the performance issues you’re experiencing. Copper services are currently cease sale in the area and will not be able to be reinstated. May be best to reach out to your past Case Officer if you wish to discuss the matter further.

      – Brianna

  5. Julie Bott says:

    Could you please forward the date when the fibre optic cable was inserted underground on the Old Bass Highway Wynyard, specifically 65a and 65b Old Bass Highway Wynyard.

    • Leo Yarnold says:

      Hi Julie,

      Sadly we don’t have access to that specific level of information; you’ll likely need to contact NBN directly for this.

      – Leo