New round for the Mobile Black Spot Program

More communities across regional and remote Australia will receive new or improved mobile coverage, under a fourth round of the Government’s Mobile Black Spot Program.

The new round will focus on driving improved outcomes for regional businesses and residents, tourism, health, education and emergency services. 

The Australian Government will invest $25 million under this round of the program to improve coverage in black spot areas across regional Australia.

Minister McKenzie said the latest round will ensure regional Australians are not left behind.

“As a regional Australian myself, I've seen firsthand the benefits that reliable mobile connectivity can bring to our communities and how it enables them to fully participate in the digital world and contribute to Australia's economic growth,” Minister McKenzie said.

“The new round will call for applications from mobile carriers within the coming months, taking input from state, territory and local governments, as well as businesses, community organisations and emergency services.”

The program is already well over half way complete and on track to deliver 867 base stations nationwide by June 2019.

More information is available on the Mobile Black Spot Program website.