National Broadband Network

The national broadband network (nbn™) is Australia’s new landline phone and internet network. It is designed to provide access to fast and reliable internet services.

South Perth was one of the first places in Western Australia to get nbn, with construction commencing for almost 18,000 homes and businesses in March 2013.

The transition to the nbn was completed for parts of the City of South Perth in April 2015. In January 2016, residents in parts of Manning, Salter Point, Como, East Victoria Park and Carlisle were officially switched on. 

Connecting to the nbn

Connecting to the nbn is not automatic. Residents and businesses are advised to contact their phone or internet provider to make the switch. 

Home and business owners have 18 months to make the switch before the nbn replaces existing landline and internet services. If you don’t change your services over to the nbn before the switch off date, you will lose access to existing internet and landline services.


To find out about eligibility to connect to the nbn and for more information about the schedule, visit