Delivering for Ballarat

Faster broadband

Improved broadband and mobile phone connections are so important to regional economies.


The Morrison Government’ Mobile Phone Blackspot Program has supported new or upgraded mobile towers at:

  • Blackwood
  • Glenlyon
  • Leonards Hill
  • Bullarto
  • Eganstown
  • Denver


  • Ballarat is amongst the regional cities receiving a high-speed Business Fibre Zone under the NBN’s $700 million Business Fibre Initiative which deliver broadband speeds of upto 1 Gigabite
  • Supporting regional centres with the $53 million Regional Connectivity Program which will deliver local telecommunications infrastructure to improve access to businesses, telehealth, remote education and retail internet and phone services


The Morrison Government is supporting senior Australians connect to broadband to combat social isolation during COVID-19 including members or residents of:

  • Bellbrook Gardens Country Club;
  • Ballarat North Neighbourhood House;
  • Haddon Community Learning Centre;
  • Wendouree Library;
  • Rosebank Country Club;
  • Melba Vale Country Club; and
  • Meadow Gardens
Media Releases

Major internet connectivity upgrade at Teesdale

Communities living and working around Teesdale can now look forward to new and improved telecommunications services with a $2.7 million technology boost funded through the Morrison McCormack Government Regional Connectivity Program (RCP), set to start in coming weeks. Senator for Victoria Sarah Henderson announced the major upgrade to NBN access

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Media Releases

Next round of Mobile Black Spot Program now open

JMR WITH COMMUNICATIONS MINISTER FLETCHER AND REGIONAL COMMUNICATIONS MINISTER COULTON Senator for Victoria Sarah Henderson has welcomed the Australian Government’s continuing commitment to expanding mobile coverage in regional and remote Australia, with Round 5A of the $380 million Mobile Black Spot Program now open for applications. “This new round of

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