Be prepared for 3G network shutdown

Australia’s councils, including in rural and regional areas, are being reminded about the looming shutdown of the 3G mobile phone network this year.

Telstra is planning to switch off its 3G network from 30 June 2024, and Optus from 1 September 2024. TPG Telecom/Vodafone has already switched off its 3G network in Australia.

This change has been underway since 2019 and service providers are working with local authorities and customers about devices and networks that may be impacted.

Older 3G phones, tablets and devices will soon be unable to connect to networks and some 4G enabled phones will also have limited capacity.

To ensure your local government area is ready for the 3G shutdown, you can access more information here