Fast, free Wi-Fi network across Melbourne’s CBD now available

MELBOURNE has once again proven itself to be the most liveable city in the world, with the installation of the country’s largest and fastest free Wi-Fi network across the CBD. Trinh Le has the details on how you can connect to the network.


You can now enjoy free wi-fi across Melbourne’s CBD. | Photo licensed under CC.

Victorians can now enjoy the country’s largest and fastest Wi-Fi network across Melbourne’s CBD thanks to the installation of the VicFreeWiFi service.

The service is available at all Melbourne CBD train stations, Bourke St Mall, Queen Victoria Market, and the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. The free Wi-Fi network is also available in two key regional Victorian cities: Ballarat and Bendigo.

This is part of the Andrews Labor Government’s $11 million Victorian Free Wi-Fi Pilot, which allows each user up to 250MB data per device, per day. Better yet, this Wi-Fi network does not require personal logins or feature those annoying pop-up advertisements.

Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade Philip Dalidakis, says the implementation of this Wi-Fi network “is just another reason why Victoria is the country’s home of innovation and technology”.

“[We] really do have the best of everything, not only in Melbourne but our regional cities as well,” Mr Dalidakis said.

More access points will be switched on over the coming months, with the full network to be up and running by the end of the year.

To login to VicFreeWiFi, simply:

  • Look up available wi-fi networks on your phone, tablet or laptop
  • Select “VicFreeWiFi” and accept the Terms and conditions
  • Enjoy up to 250MB of free data per day

For a detailed interactive map of the active access points within the VicFreeWiFi network, head to the Victorian Government’s website.

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